Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is seeking applicants for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship. The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD during the upcoming academic year.


The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:
- Articulates his or her LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy
- Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
- Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD
- Participates in school and community activities
- Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a senior in high school who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability (Please note: ADD/ADHD alone is not considered a learning disability; eligible candidates must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability)
- Demonstrate financial need

Interested students can learn more about the scholarship and download an application on our website.

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