Past Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Winners

2016 – Jocelyn Hanrath

Jocelyn Hanrath is an Olympics-track soccer goalie who has her heart and mind set on 
a coaching career. When asked about her decision to pursue college study rather than the path of competitive athletics, Jocelyn stated she wants “a degree and not just a job,” and that her hard work and good grades have positioned her well for the next stage of her journey. She was described by all as a dynamic, goal-oriented person who is humble, self- assured and deliberate, considering her options and getting the job done. Whether it’s making sure that disadvantaged kids have Christmas presents or spending countless hours tutoring and coaching younger students, Jocelyn is committed to making the world a better place. When asked about her LD, Jocelyn said, “For a period in my life, I felt inferior to others my age because reading and writing were for me, but not any more; no one should be judged for the things they don’t do well. And failure is never an option.”

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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