Past Anne Ford Scholarship Winners

2013 – Holly Schallert

In kindergarten, Holly was a kid who loved learning but struggled. Her dyslexia and ADHD led to barely reading at a second grade level in the sixth grade. She did her best to hide her “secret struggles,” never letting others know how lost, discouraged and even helpless she felt. But that was the old Holly.  She is now a graduating high school senior who aced several Advanced Placement classes and is graduating with the seventh highest Grade Point Average in her class. Did it take long nights studying, going to summer school, fighting for accommodations, meeting with teachers, and working longer and harder than she thought humanly possible? You bet it did. But it was worth it because it shaped her into the empathetic, hard-working and driven individual she is today. Her success only proves that, if they push themselves, kids with LD can, and do, succeed.

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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