Anne Ford Scholarship


April 05, 2024

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  • 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 (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be US citizen, submit current financial information and provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD.

    The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life. Throughout their generosity, the NCLD offers financial aid.
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Kayley H  on 12/17/2022 7:47:09 PM

Hi, my name is Kayley Harline. I'm going to be applying for my bachelors in science starting in 2023 and I have dyscalculia. I found it pretty daunting to enter STEM as someone who has difficulty with processing numbers, but I have a deep interest in social sciences and rural sociology, along with environmental studies. I'm also an older student. I failed all of my math classes in middle school and high school and had to take a lot of remedial courses. My teachers didn't understand that, some going so far as to call me stupid, and I had no idea why I struggled so much, either. It was really disheartening and I resigned myself to thinking I was just a 'bad student'. I was even fired from retail jobs because I couldn't properly count the tills and would often make mistakes with counting money. When I finally got a diagnosis for dyscalculia, it was like everything snapped into place. It finally made sense as to why I'd had so much difficulty. I finally felt like I could try to pursue higher education again and it's deeply important to me to do so.

Julia M  on 12/12/2022 8:46:31 AM

Hi, my name is Julia May. I am a graduating high school senior. I have dyslexia, growing up I really struggled with reading, spelling but also the ability to focus, and even communicate sometimes. It was quite frustrating growing up with siblings who were instantly good at school and were very social and made friends easily. It just really made me feeling dumb and inadequate compared to my siblings. But luckily my parents found a local woman who helps with brain development and applied that to my dyslexia more specifically my reading and spelling struggles. Luckily my time with her really helped, do I still struggle with dyslexia? Of course I will always struggle with it but now I am actually able to enjoy reading a book or writing and I can focus more easily. Next fall I am hoping to get into a school in Michigan with a dental hygiene program, I am still waiting to hear back from a couple schools before I commit to a school. I applied to this scholarship because It's one that will go towards other people like me who had learning struggles just like I did, also because any amount of scholarship money I can get would really help me with college tuition.

Hallie N  on 4/4/2022 10:23:26 PM

Hi! My name is Hallie Nissenbaum. I am currently a graduating high school senior. Growing up with ADHD and anxiety was really hard, especially because it limited me from doing certain things: Making friends, as well as going to school and doing well, became a hurdle. It was difficult that I had to find a coping mechanism to ease how fast my brain was moving. I began to apply music to every aspect of my life and accomplishments, such as softball, dance and dealing with my ADHD and anxiety. Through music, hope, hard work and determination, I learned to seek out the resources needed to guide me through tough situations. I also learned to take a deep breath when beginning school projects, and even when I would feel anxious. I learned to depend on dedicated teaching and support staff, as well as turned to my school work, as I took interest in classes, in Film and Literature. As I move onto my next phase of life, I know there will be challenges ahead. The thought of meeting new friends and familiarizing myself with new surroundings creates some anxiety. But from the tools I have learned throughout my high school career, as well as my future relationships with college professors and classmates, I will build a new support system. My hope is to attend Quinnipiac University and pursue my goals of majoring in Cinema, Film and Digital Media Studies. Thank you.

Sebastian Perez  on 2/8/2022 9:37:09 PM

Hi, my name is Sebastian Perez and I was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. I decided to go to a technical school because I like working with my hands and putting things together..I feel it calms me down and I am really into cars. My mom is a single mom and I don't want to burden her with tuition costs. This is why I am applying for this scholarship.

Cade B  on 2/3/2021 10:19:01 PM

Hi, My name is Cade Brewer. I have dyslexia and its really hard on my side because growing up it was very hard for me to read and stay focused, because reading was something I was hard at so i want to apply for this scholarship because I really could use it for college at the University of North Texas.

Madison b  on 1/8/2021 10:22:31 PM

Hi my, Madison Brinkley from Bells Texas. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade. I would love to get as any scholarship I can get for college to pay for my college next year.