About the Scholarship

A high school senior student with a learning disability or ADHD is provided financial assistance to pursue postsecondary through scholarship opportunities by the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship program is available to the students enrolled in a two-year community college, technical or vocational programs, or any specialized programs for students with ADHD or learning disability.

The scholarship was established by Allegra Ford in order to support and encourage students who showcase leadership qualities, participation in community activities and are passionate about pursuing a dream career.


Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship is a one-time award of $2500 available to one eligible applicant.

  • The scholarship amount is used towards funding the tuition and fees, and other educational expenses.

  • The recipients of the scholarship are selected by the scholarship committee of NCLD on the basis of certain eligibility criteria and the documents submitted.


Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Application

  • The applicants must complete the application form available on the official website of NCLD.

  • The most recent documentation of an identified learning disability or ADHD must be attached to the application.

  • The applicant must produce current financial information.

  • The applicants are advised to go through the instructions and guidelines of application on the official website of the organization.


Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Application Deadline

The application inclusive of all the required materials must be submitted to the scholarship committee by November 12th without fail.

No incomplete or late submissions will be considered.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant has to be a U.S. citizen.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior graduate.

  • The applicant must be planning to attend a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD.

  • The applicant should produce financial need.