Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:

  • Articulates his or her LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy
  • Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
  • Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
  • Be a United States citizen
Provider Information

(301) 966-2234
1220 L Street, NW Ste. 100 Box #168 Washington, DC 20005