Scholarships and Awards available for students with
Learning Disabilities and/or AD/HD:
1. The LEAD Foundation Scholarship:
The LEAD Foundation Community Scholarship is a $1,000 award given to a
Colorado resident, with an identified learning disability or AD/HD, who is pursuing a post-secondary degree. The ideal candidate will be one who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and understands the importance of advocacy and self-knowledge in overcoming those challenges. Students enrolled in Cheyenne Mountain High School's LEAD program, who are candidates for other LEAD Foundation scholarships, are excluded from this scholarship. Applications for the 2008 LEAD Foundation Community Scholarship may be downloaded here.
2. The Anne Ford 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. Financial
need will be considered.
3. The Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship:
The Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship is a $500.00 award given by
the Yes I Can
Foundation for Exceptional Children to a student entering college
or vocational school for
the first time. Must provide evidence of financial need. There
are four categories,
applicants may only apply for one award.
Award #1: Applicant must have a disability.
Award #2: Applicant must have a disability and
also be a member of an ethnic minority
Award #3: Applicant must have a disability and
also demonstrate gifted and/or
talented abilities in one or more of the following categories:
ability, specific academic aptitude, creativity, leadership,
visual or performing arts.
Award #4: Same as #3 and applicant must also be
a member of an ethnic minority group.
4. The Buckley Moss Society Anne & Matt Harbison
A $1000.00 scholarship to one high school senior with a certified
learning difference who is pursuing post-secondary education.
Renewable for up to three
additional years. Applicant must be nominated by a P. Buckley
Moss Society member.
5. The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL)
The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards are presented to RFB&D members who
are high school seniors with learning disabilities, in recognition of extraordinary leadership,
scholarship, enterprise and service to others.
Offered since 1991, the awards are given to six students who are chosen by a selection
committee. RFB&D presents the three top winners $6,000each and three special honors
winners $2,000.00 each.
6. Additional LEAD Foundation Scholarships:
Every year the LEAD Foundation presents two $1,000.00
- The Al Pocock I LEAD Award Is presented to a current
LEAD student at the Cheyenne Mountain High School academics awards night. The recipient is selected
by a panel which includes Al Pocock or the current LEAD teacher, and is based on
academic merit, dedication
to the LEAD program, an understanding of how a learning
disability affects his/her life and
the importance of self advocacy.
- The LEAD Alumni Award recipient is selected by the
LEAD Foundation Board
and is based on academic merit, a history of self-advocacy
and a belief in
contributing to society in a way that will increase
opportunities for others with LD.