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Anne Ford Scholarship

Offered by National Center for Learning Disabilities

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 9, 2024
1 award worth


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 obtaining a bachelor’s degree? If so, consider applying for the Anne Ford Scholarship! The Anne Ford Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability or ADHD who will enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program for the upcoming fall.

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, their Anne Ford Scholarship awards $2,500 to help one lucky student pay for their college costs. This scholarship can be renewed up to three times, totaling $10,000 over the course of a four-year bachelor’s program. If you have a learning disability or ADHD and want help funding your bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Academic Interest

Special Education

Other Category



Applicants must have a 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.


Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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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 Anne Ford 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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