Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 17

Friday
Awarded By:

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a graduating high school senior to apply for this freshman year award.
  4. Must participate in school and community activities.
  5. Must have an identified learning disability. Please note: ADD/ADHD alone is not considered a learning disability; eligible candidates with ADD/ADHD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award. The student must plan to enroll in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning disabilities.

Application requirements for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Application form
  • Financial Statement
  • ACT/SAT score report
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: An eligible applicant must articulate his/her LD and recognize the need for self-advocacy and demonstrate perseverance and committment to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD. The student must be active in school and community activities and be committed to post-high school academic study/career training, setting realistic career goals.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 17

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 17

Applications are available on the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a personal statement addressing the topic listed on the application (the essay can be written or in audio/visual format; detailed instructions can be found on the application); high school transcript(s); a financial statement; an ACT/SAT score report; current documentation of the applicant's learning disability; and three letters of recommendation. A minimum of one letter must be from a previous or current instructor (the recommender must attach the application's 'Letter of Recommendation' form with his/her letter). The completed application and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Natalie Tamburello
Address: 32 Laight St. Second Floor New York, New York 10013

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