ENGAGED AND EMPOWERED
January 17th, 2020
Honoring 2019 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner, Tyler Washington
NCLD annually awards the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships to graduating high school seniors with learning and attention issues. We recognize and support these scholars to lessen the financial burden of higher education for students who already face various barriers to success.
The 2019 Anne Ford Scholarship winner, Tyler Washington, was honored at NCLD’s Annual Benefit and Cocktail Party: A Taste of Eataly, in November 2019.
In a room full of supporters, advocates, and partners, Tyler captivated the audience with her story of becoming the role model she is today. The text below is a recap of Tyler’s speech.
As Tyler said, we at NCLD are proud to “make the world a better place for everyone with LD.” One of the ways we do that is through supporting students’ higher education goals with the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships. If you know an aspiring college student with a learning disability and/or attention issue who needs financial support for a two- or four-year program, encourage them to join Tyler as our next scholarship winner.
Applications for the 2020 scholarships are open. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. Candidates can apply at https://apply.ncld.org/
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