(visit NCLD’s site directly to listen to this news)
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) announced today that they will be offering scholarships for graduating high school seniors once again this year, with two big changes.
First, the eligibility requirements for the Anne Ford and the Allegra Ford Thomas scholarships have been broadened: students who have ADHD and not a learning disability (LD) are now eligible to apply. Beginning this year, students with ADHD will be able to apply regardless of their LD status.
“We made this change to reflect our mission to support all students with learning and attention issues. NCLD is pleased to expand the eligibility criteria beyond those who struggle with just LD,” said Dr. Sheldon Horowitz, NCLD’s senior director of learning resources and research. “Individuals with LD and ADHD often face very similar challenges. We’re confident that opening the award to greater numbers of applicants will help us showcase the potential and achievements of young adults as they transition to college and other postsecondary settings.”
In addition, the application process is now easier than ever. Students can apply for this year’s scholarships online, with no mail-in component.
The online application will allow students to monitor the status of their submission, request letters of recommendation by email, and get support from the accessibility features that the application portal provides.
Students can submit applications beginning August 1, 2016. All applications and supporting materials must be received by November 13, 2016.
To learning more about the scholarships visit ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards.