Anne Ford Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

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 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.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

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

Description: The mission of the NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1?in 5?children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues. This award is for high school seniors with a documented learning disability who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and intend to enroll in a bachelor's degree program.

Application requirements for the Anne Ford Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Financial Statement
  • ACT/SAT score report
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Anne Ford Scholarship is given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Financial need will be strongly considered. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The scholar must be willing to mentor future scholars and act as a role model for people with a learning disability through such activities as public speaking, writing for publications, and other opportunities made possible through NCLD. *Please note: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) alone is not considered a learning disability; eligible candidates with ADD/ADHD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.

Award Amount: $10,000 paid in four yearly installments of $2,500 each. Proof of course registration is needed to receive the first installment of the award. To continue receiving payments, proof of course registration for each ensuing semester and documentation of passing grades (transcripts) is needed.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

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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