NCLD is proud to announce Louis Carrico-Braun as the winner of the 2020 Anne Ford Scholarship. Louis resides in Washington, DC and will attend Northeastern University in the Fall to study computer science.
“My goal is to become one of the best computer scientists in the world by solving problems and finding new and creative solutions to complex and challenging issues. In the digital age, this means solving problems that can affect the world.”
As an individual with ADHD, Louis is “determined to prove that having a disability should not dismantle accomplishing goals.”
Louis excelled academically and became an incredible self-advocate after facing stigma regarding his ADHD. To help other students with disabilities at his high school, he started a club called “Bright Knights.”
“I wanted to help create an environment where students, regardless of their grades or disabilities, could come together and discuss ways to achieve both in an out of school.”
NCLD is excited to honor Louis’ academic achievement, leadership qualities and commitment to being a role model for others with learning and attention issues.
NCLD would also like to honor the 9 semi-finalists for 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.
The Anne Ford Scholarship was 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.
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