Final Days to Apply for College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education.  The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, the award was renamed the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship and granted to two students.

Beginning 2012, we are offering two separate scholarships, the Anne Ford Scholarshipand Allegra Ford Scholarship. 

To be considered, your complete application must be postmarked by December 31, 2011.

Notice that these are scholarships specifically awarded to students with documented a LD. However, also note that winners are selected by criteria above and beyond simply having a diagnosis of Learning Disabilities.
Here are examples from parts of the selection criteria.  Go to the NCLD website to read all the criteria.

The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:

  • Articulates his or 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
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD

To be eligible for the 2012 Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2012
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)

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Learning Disabilities specialist and Educational Consultant
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4 Responses to Final Days to Apply for College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

  1. myrline casseus says:

    To whom it may concern, my daughter has learning disability, i am looking for some help. She graduated high school this year, want to go to college, but i will need help. Please, let me know what you can do for her.

    Myrline Casseus

  2. Sanford says:


    What kind of help are you looking for?

  3. Carlos Hernandez says:

    I graduated high school last year of 2011, I want to got to college but I was thinking since I have LD and was enrolled in special need classes in high school, how do I apply for a Scholarship for LD?

  4. Sanford says:

    If you’re asking about these specific scholarships; Anne Ford and the Allegra Ford, it’s too late for this year. I would say that you should think about where you want to go to college and whether it’s a good fit. Once you have a list of schools, you could start looking into scholarships.

    Frankly there aren’t more than a handful of scholarships specifically for students with a learning disability.

    What state do you live in?

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