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:
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
Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals
Participates in school and community activities
Demonstrates financial need
To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:
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.
Submit current financial information
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.
Be a United States citizen
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, Trade/Technical, Not Currently Enrolled/Non-Traditional Student,
Num Awards: 1 winner, 1 runner-up, 8 honorable mentions
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 2,500
National Center for Learning Disabilities
32 Laight St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Contact Person: Natalie Tamburello