The Anne Ford Scholarship

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is seeking applicants for the Anne Ford Scholarship. The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 ($2,500/year over four years) award granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program during the upcoming academic year.


The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
- Articulates his/her LD and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
- Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
- Participates in school and community activities
- Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
- Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with LD
- Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD
- Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Demonstrate financial need
- 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)
- Be a U.S. citizen
Interested students can learn more about the scholarship and download an application on our website.

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