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.Â The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from Anneâ€™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, theÂ Anne Ford ScholarshipandÂ Allegra Ford Scholarship.Â
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. Â Go to theÂ NCLD websiteÂ 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 bachelorâ€™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)