Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find being in school can really be a challenge. They have difficulties in focusing their attention and controlling their behavior. For these reason, they need to be managed more closely than other students within the same class. This condition makes the individual hardly able to cope with the normal rigors of classroom life. They face extraordinary educational challenges which need to be addressed together with the help of their parents, government agencies and concerned organizations. They may be confronted with learning issues that other children may not experience in a traditional school, and thus may need to have their special needs addressed in a different setting. They can avail of grants for ADHD students coming from both private and government institutions to help them with the cost of providing them with appropriate education.
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Award – this scholarship is administered by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. Eligible recipients of two $10,000 scholarships are graduating high school students with learning disabilities and want to pursue undergraduate degrees.
National Cristina Foundation (NCF) – This foundation is concerned with providing computer technology and solutions to people with disabilities, including those who are economically disadvantaged and students at risk. They don’t provide financial grants at all. They accept donations of used computers and related technologies and give them to their partners involved in charity work, schools and public organizations to support their educational goals that seek to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Although the foundation does not make direct donations to individuals with disabilities, you can apply to be an award recipient with their partners through which you can receive the benefits. You can get in touch with them at the following address:
National Cristina Foundation
500 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Telephone: (203) 863-9100
Focus On Your Possibilities Scholarship Program – this program is funded by Eli Lilly and Company. It provides twenty one scholarships worth $5,000 each to support adults with ADHD in their efforts to have richer lives. You can get more information and learn how to apply for this scholarship program in the ADHD website.
These are only some of the available grants for ADHD students. The National Resource Center on ADHD urges such students to approach their university or college’s Student Disability Support Office to inquire about other grant or scholarship possibilities. Higher education level scholarships and grants specifically for students with ADHD are few but since ADHD is now considered as a learning disability, you can look for grants and scholarships for open for those with learning disabilities instead.