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.
The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
Participates in school and community activities
Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues
Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
Demonstrates financial need
To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:
Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall
Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
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, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: 1 winner, 1 runner-up, 8 honorable mentions
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 10,000
National Center for Learning Disabilities
32 Laight St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Contact Person: Natalie Tamburello