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College Resources & Scholarships for Students with ADD / ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Going through school as a student with ADD / ADHD or a learning disability can be more of a struggle than a lot of people can really wrap their heads around.  For these students, traditional school and teaching methods might not be as effective, and even though the smarts are there, the process in which they’re trying to process the information is not totally compatible with their brains.

And the funny thing is, is that students with ADD/ ADHD and/or learning disabilities aren’t really outliers in the education system.  Around 4% of all students have learning disabilities and approximately 3-5% have ADD / ADHD. There is obviously some overlap there, but that means that in a classroom of 24-30 students, at least one will have ADD / ADHD.

What you and everybody needs to know is that having a learning disability or ADD / ADHD does not make a person stupid. Their brains just work differently.

So even if you’ve struggled with traditional school, there are higher education options out there in form of scholarships (yay!!!) and resources (woo hoo!!!).

You are not alone, and here are some links to prove it:

Scholarships for Students with ADD / ADHD & Learning Disabilities

Novotni Scholarship – for students with ADHD

Shire’s ADHD Scholarship Program – for students with ADHD

Saralu Belkofer Scholarship – for students with learning disabilities, including ADHD

LD Resources Foundation Award Programs – for students with learning disabilities

Youth Achievement Award – for students with learning disabilities

Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Scholarships – for students with documented learning disabilities:

Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards – for students with learning disabilities

Lime Connect Fellowship Program – for students with disabilities


College-Specific Resources for Students with ADD / ADHD & Learning Disabilities

 The Johnson Scholarship Foundation
The foundation provides grants to their partner institutions in order to award scholarships to students with disabilities who are attending those institutions.

Landmark College in Vermont
This is the college of choice for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD – the entire educational program is designed to meet the needs of special learners:

Online Resources

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Council for Exceptional Children

Edge Foundation – Coaching for Students with ADHD

Friends of Quinn.com – Where Learning Disabilities Meet Support

LD Resources Foundation, Inc.

Learning Ally – Making reading accessible for all

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Center for Learning Disabilities 

National Resource Center on ADHD

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

What has your experience with ADD /ADHD or learning disability been?


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5 Easy Scholarships You Can Apply to Today

scholarshipsIllustrationIconIt’s never too early, or too late, to start your scholarship search. We’ve found five easy-to-apply-to scholarships for students in all different grades. All you have to do is see if you’re a match:

1. $1,000 Cappex “No Essay” Monthly Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Monthly
Quick fact: This scholarship is available for registered Cappex users.

2. Marketing EDGE Student Marketing Scholarships
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Deadline: May 9th
Quick fact: This scholarship is for college students and graduate students who show a commitment to a career in marketing.  

3. Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarship 
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Deadline: April 1st
Quick fact: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in energy.

 4. Odenza Group Marketing Scholarship 
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 30th
Quick fact: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit two small essays, one related to travel, and the other on why they deserve a scholarship.

5. Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank-Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship 
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31st
Quick fact: Applicants must exemplify the spirit of the Heart of a Marine Foundation ideal: honor, patriotism, loyalty, respect, and concern for others.

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Register for the CappexConnect Online College Fair!

Connect with over 20 colleges and universities during our CappexConnect Online College Fair to
learn more about admissions, financial aid, and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

CappexConnect Scholarship