Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
Author: National Center for Learning Disabilities : Contact: ncld.org
Synopsis and Key Points:
$2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior with learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:
- Demonstrates financial need
- Participates in school and community activities
- Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals
- Articulates his or her challenges and recognizes the need for self-advocacy
- Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Submit current financial information
- Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
- Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports and/or accommodations.
Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.
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