ADD Scholarships

Scholarships for Students with ADD Disorder

Adult ADD is a neurological brain disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity.  ADHD which begins in childhood, and as has only recently been understood, can persist into adulthood as well. While some children outgrow ADHD, about 60% continue to have symptoms into adulthood. This can result into poor grades while in high school or early years of college.  In order to support students with this disability, some scholarships exist.  Below is a discussion of few of them:

Eli Lilly Scholarship

Eli Lilly the leading drug manufacturer is also one of the proud supporters of students with ADD/ADHD.  Focus on Your Possibilities Scholarship Program by them is to recognize adults with ADHD who have demonstrated the initiative and passion to capitalize on their talents through education. Lilly awards 21 educational scholarships of up to $5,000 each based on merit and recommendation.

National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.  The candidate must be:

  • a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability;
  • is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals;
  • has demonstrated perseverance;
  • embraces new opportunities;
  • has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends;
  • understands how LD affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy;
  • believes in contributing to society in a way that increases the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities;
  • and will feel comfortable serving as a role model for others who struggle with LD.

You can learn more about the scholarship from its webiste.