The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded over two years ($2,500 each year) to a graduating high school senior who will enroll in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships were 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.


[Applications closed]

Applications for the 2020 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship have closed.

To learn more about the 2021 application, please check back in the fall.

NCLD is proud to support these incredible individuals who were selected for their exceptional academic achievement, engagement in both school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership for others with learning disabilities and attention issues.

Zada Morgan is the 2020 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Winner. Read more about Zada here

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