Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Thomas scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who: -Articulates his or her LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy-Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals-Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD-Participates in school and community activities-Demonstrates financial needEligibility:-Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD in the fall-Demonstrate financial need-Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability-Please Note: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.-Be a United States citizenFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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