The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.
Applications for the 2020 Anne Ford Scholarship have closed.
Interviews with semifinalists will be conducted in late March 2020. Winners will be notified in early spring 2020.
To learn more about the 2021 application, please check back in the fall.
The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
- Articulates his or her challenges 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 learning and attention issues
- Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
- Demonstrates financial need
To be eligible for the 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
- Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
- Submit current financial information
- Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.
- Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.
- Be a United States citizen
For more information about this scholarship, please visit FAQ.
2019 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner – Tyler Washington
Tyler Washington is the 2019 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner. Read more about Tyler here or by clicking on the link below.
Anne Ford Scholarship Winners:
- 2019 Tyler Washington
- 2018 Joe Hendrix
- 2017 Marcos Allen
- 2016 Elijah Ditchendorf
- 2015 Savannah Trevino-Casias
- 2014 Hanna Pintado
- 2013 Ross Chapman & Holly Schallert
- 2012 Silvia Ortiz Rosales
- 2011 Eleigha Love & Jared Schmidt
- 2010 Page Ive & Mackenzie Meyer
- 2009 Macy Olivas & Zeke Nierenberg
- 2008 Lenora Somervelle
- 2007 Ryan Makinson
- 2006 Michelle Lintner
- 2005 Liana Mulholland
- 2004 Erica Irwin
- 2003 Shannon Terrell
- 2002 Troy Spaunagle
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