The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) announces the Anne Ford Scholarship and Allegra Ford Scholarship recipients for 2020.
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships were created for students with learning disabilities to support their pursuit of post-secondary education and career advancement goals. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate their ability to contribute positively to society and present opportunities for other students with learning disabilities.
Twenty honorees were selected for their exceptional academic achievement, engagement in both school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership for others with learning disabilities and attention issues.
NCLD received the highest number of entries to date–with nearly 900 applications from individuals across the country.
The Anne Ford Scholarship is awarded to students who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.
2020 Anne Ford Scholarship recipients are the following:
Jordan (Malachai) Pruett
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is awarded to students who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, vocational or technical program, or specialized education program in the fall.
2020 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship recipients are the following:
Citlalli Valdes Zamora
About the Anne Ford Scholarship
Founded in 2002, the Anne Ford Scholarship is a four-year award, worth $2,500 each year. It is awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. To qualify for the Anne Ford Scholarship, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, submit their current financial information, and provide documentation of their identified learning disability.
Anne Ford is an advocate and spokesperson for individuals with learning disabilities and attention issues. She currently serves as a member of NCLD’s Board of Directors.
About the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
Founded in 2012, The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a two-year award, worth $2,500 each year. It is awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, vocational or technical training program, or specialized program. To qualify for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, students must submit their current financial information and provide documentation of their identified learning disability.
Allegra Ford Thomas is the daughter of Anne Ford and founder of the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship. She was diagnosed with a learning disability at an early age and became the subject of her mother’s memoir Laughing Allegra, which described the experiences of raising a child with learning disabilities. Thomas, like her mother, advocates for children with learning disabilities.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) improves the lives of all people with learning disabilities and attention issues by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.
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