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. 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
-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
-Demonstrate financial need
-Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
-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.
-Be a United States citizen
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.