If you have ADHD or another learning disability and need help paying for school, the Anne Ford scholarship is well worth applying for. This scholarship awards $2,500 per year over four years for a total of $10,000 to a graduating high school senior enrolling in college full-time for a bachelor’s degree. The student must be able to provide documentation proving his or her learning disorder. The student must have a high GPA (3.0 and up) and have financial need in order to qualify. You cannot get this scholarship with ADHD alone; you must be able to prove that you have ADHD and a learning disability.
To apply for the Anne Ford Scholarship, you must fill out an application and provide a personal statement along with your high school transcript, three recommendation letters, and a financial statement. Test scores must be provided along with proof of your learning disorder. In your statement, you will need to be able to talk about your learning disorder and discuss the vital importance of self-advocacy. You also must have career goals already firmly in mind and a clear educational plan for yourself. Those future goals should include a way in which you will be able to help others who have learning disorders.