Did you know there are scholarships for students who have ADHD?
Wait, ADHD scholarships? You heard right. Last month, Keath Low at add.about.com outlined a great list of scholarships for students with ADHD or learning disabilities. You can see the whole list here — http://add.about.com/od/adhdresources/a/Scholarships.htm — or check them out for yourself:
- National Center for Learning Disabilities, Anne Ford Scholarship
- disABLEdperson Inc.
- Incight Scholarship
- Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa
- Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Novotni Scholarship Fund
- Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas, Ralph D. Norman Scholarship Award
- Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
- TACCLD Scholarships
- Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship
Let the searcher beware
Searching for scholarships can feel like an overwhelming task. There are plenty of sites out there promising to make it easier for you. But beware, the FTC cautions students that there are some tell-tale signs to watch out for to tell if an organization is legit. If you see any of these promises, run the other way, FAST!:
- “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
- “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
- “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
- “We’ll do all the work.”
- “The scholarship will cost some money.”
- “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship” or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.
For more information http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/index.shtml.
Are you just getting started looking for scholarships?
You can find some great publications that overview how to seek scholarships from the US Department of Education: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
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