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Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

Offered by National Center for Learning Disabilities

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 25, 2024
1 award worth

$2,500

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

April 13, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Do you have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD and plan on enrolling in a postsecondary program? If so, consider applying for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship! The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is open to graduating senior high school students who will enroll in a two-year community college, a technical/vocational program, or a specialized program for students with (LD) and/or ADHD.

The scholarship is offered by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, a non-profit organization that provides leadership, public awareness, and grants to support research and innovative practices to assist those with learning disabilities. Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 over two years ($2,500 each year) to help one (1) lucky student pay for their college costs. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be planning to enroll in a community college, a technical/vocational program, or a specialized program for students with (LD) and/or ADHD. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Academic Interest

Special Education

Other Category

Disability

Miscellaneous

Applicants must have a documented learning disability (LD).

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, documents to confirm their learning disability and/or ADHD, and the below application materials.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

FAFSA

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Center for Learning Disabilities at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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