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Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 2

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2015. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:

1. Articulates his or her LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy

2. Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals

3. Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD

4. Participates in school and community activities

5. Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the 2015 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:

1. 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 in the fall of 2015

2. Demonstrate financial need

3. Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability

4. Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.

5. Be a United States citizen

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 who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelorís degree program in the fall of 2015. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:

1. Articulates his or her LD and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy

2. Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals

3. Participates in school and community activities

4. Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals

5. Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with LD

6. Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD

To be eligible for the 2015 Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:

1. Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelorís degree program in the fall of 2015

2. Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)

3. Demonstrate financial need

4. Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability

5. Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.

6. Be a United States citizen


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