NCLD Scholarships

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing postsecondary education.

The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002. In 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, a second scholarship was created and named the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

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.

Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.


Annual Amount

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

$2,500

Anne Ford Scholarship

$10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years)

Open To

High school seniors with learning disabilities

Additional Selection Criteria

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

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.

Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

 NCLD is looking for students who:

  • Articulate challenges and strengths while recognizing the need for self-advocacy
  • Are committed to post–high school academic study/career training and have begun to set career goals
  • Demonstrate perseverance and are committed to achieving personal goals
  • Participate in school and community activities
  • Plan to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues
  • Interested in being a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
  • Show academic achievement 
  • Prove financial need

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, visit our Eligibility Information page.


Application Process

Apply for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship or Anne Ford Scholarship here.

Deadline

January 17, 2020

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards