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
- 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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I have ADHD and I’m a senior in high school. I was diagnosed when I was in the second grade. It has been very challenging for me. I have scored very well on the ACT and SAT but my GPA is considered on the lower side.
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Thanks for stopping by, Gunnar. It’s not unusual for students with ADHD to do well on tests without their grades reflecting that. The biggest issue is often completing assignments. We hope you’ll consider applying for the Shire ADHD scholarship. It comes with a year of ADHD coaching that can help you get on track and learn the skills you need to reach your goals.
I would like to apply to as many scholarships available with kids with AHDHD. Thank you
That’s great, Gunnar! Here is the link to get started: https://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/application/login.aspx
I have been diagnosed with a learning disability/ADHD. My grade point was high for high school with a GPA of 3.93, but my ACT and SAT test scores were low. For my freshmen yerar at college I did not receive any financial help. During my first semester at college I had a grade point of 3.5., I would love to have some help so I will not have a huge bill at the end. I would like to apply for as many scholarship or grants to help with my college expense.
I hope you will follow the link to the Shire site and apply! Good luck!
I am a senior in high school and will begin applying to colleges this year. I have been diagnosed with ADHD since the 2nd grade and would like information regarding scholarships that I can apply for. Thank you.
I have been searching for more scholarships program this year. And I am very interested about this program.
I am currently in a community college and will have my assoicates by this summer. I will be attending VCU in the fall of this year.. I noticed a lot of these scholarships are for high school students.. I have had ADHD since I was in 3rd grade and I am now 23 still working with this problem each day… any suggestions on a good scholarship for me to apply for?
The original scholarships were for first year students only. However, now anyone in a post-secondary program may apply. Good luck!