June 1st, 2020

2020 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Winner Zada Morgan

NCLD is proud to announce Zada Morgan as the winner of the 2020 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship. Zada resides in Spring, Texas and will be attending Lone Star Community College in the Fall to start her path to receiving a business degree and massage therapy license.

Zada was identified as having dyslexia in fourth grade. She feels lucky to have received the support and resources to succeed in school.  “I learned that education was crucial to life.” 

Zada is very active in the arts. “Theatre gave me the opportunity to find my voice, to discover who I am, and who I want to be.” She has been in fourteen productions through the Lions Players Theatre and received awards for her acting and technical work.

Zada is determined to succeed academically and serve her community. 

“I want to live a life of success and make change in my community.”

NCLD is excited to honor Zada’s academic achievement, creative talents and commitment to achieving her goals for herself, her family and her community. 

NCLD would also like to honor the 9 semi-finalists for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship.

Founded in 2012, The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a two-year award, worth $2,500 each year. It is awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, vocational or technical training program, or specialized program. To qualify for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, students must submit their current financial information and provide documentation of their identified learning disability.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship was created for students with learning disabilities to support their pursuit of post-secondary education and career advancement goals. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate their ability to contribute positively to society and present opportunities for other students with learning disabilities.



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