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Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship

Sponsored by: National Center for Learning Disabilities


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Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled as a senior in high school, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and the intention of pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. Financial need must be demonstrated; current documentation of an identified learning disability also required. The ideal candidate is a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how their learning disability affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in contributing to society in ways that increase the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning disabilities.


Application deadline December 31
Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest Scholarship
Number of applications 400
Award coverage Award will be payed over four years in $2,500 installments; $10,000 in total.
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable if recipient submits class registration annually.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Separate application required? yes

Contact Information

Catherine Boswell
Program Assistant
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016 United States

Phone: (212) 545-7510
Fax: (212) 545-9665
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