Attention Deficit Disorder ADD Scholarships for College

ADD/ADHD Scholarships for CollegeIf you have ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder – and you want to go to college, there are few ADD scholarships that are available to you. Many of these ADD college scholarships are very competitive, and just as you’ve had to work hard to get through high school, you will have to work hard to win one of these scholarships for ADD as well.

The first ADD or ADHD scholarship that you should be aware of is the Anne Ford Scholarship (or the Allegra Ford Scholarship Award). Available through the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the amount for this attention deficit disorder scholarship is $10,000, and only two are awarded each year to high school seniors who have a documented learning disability.

Another ADD Scholarship that you should apply for is the nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities, offered by disABLEDperson, Inc. The award amount is $1000, and you must write an essay, be enrolled in college, be a full time student, a citizen of the United States, and prove your learning disability through the Disability Student Services department at your school – but only if you win one of the offered awards. You can learn more about this and apply to at ADD college scholarship program.

The Incight Scholarship, offered by Incight Education, is worth $750, and approximately one hundred awards are made each year. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years after winning the award, and any student with any disability, attending any post-secondary school, anywhere in the United States can apply, as long as they are a full time student, can document their learning disability, have a letter of recommendation, and complete the application.

Another ADD Scholarship to be aware of is the Marion Huber Learning through Listening Award. In order to apply for this award and to be considered for it, you must be a member of the RFB&D – Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Additionally, you must be a high school senior; you must have a learning disability, such as ADD, you must be a citizen of the United States, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be planning to attend a two year or four year school. Six of these ADD scholarships will be awarded each year, with the top three receiving $6000, and the three final winners receiving $2000 each. You can read more at ADHD scholarship.

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization and they sponsor the Novotni College Scholarship Fund. It’s an ADHD scholarship which pays up to $1,000, $3,000 or $5,000 depending on what level you are awarded. To apply you must have been diagnosed with ADHD by a licensed physician or mental health professional, complete their application, and be attending or accepted to college as an undergraduate student. Deadline is March 15th every year.

You should also be on the lookout for ADD & ADHD scholarships that are available specifically for students who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Such learning scholarships include the Brownell Family Scholarship for students with ADHD, or the $1000 Smart Kids Youth Achievement Award. Note, however, that finding specific ADD Scholarships is difficult, as there are not many ADD specific scholarships. Ideally, you will find learning disabilities scholarships much easier, and you should apply for any of them that you are eligible for. Don’t forget to seek out additional scholarships grants that you may also qualify for based on financial need or past accomplishments, that are not learning disability related.

Guaranteed scholarships should be thoroughly investigated as well. Guaranteed scholarships are where applicants who meet the stated scholarship critria are awarded the scholarship monies. There is no interview process or essay’s required. Usually a past accomplishment or high SAT test scores is the reason for the student recieving the award.

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28 Responses

  1. Anthony Trube says:

    I have adhd, spinabifita and fetal alchohol syndrome And i would like the info to all the scholorships for them

  2. admin says:


    go to learning scholarships and scholarships for spina bifida. Fetal alchohol syndrome is a disability scholarship and you can look for scholarships for disabilities and apply to those. We are not aware of any specific fetal alchohol syndrome scholarships but if we find any we will immediatly post it!

  3. Kylie says:

    Hello, I have been diagnosed with ADD and I’m looking for some financial aid and some scholarships for school. If you could email me some of these scholarships or any other ones that you know of I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!!

  4. admin says:

    I tell everyone this because not too many do this – make an appointment with the financial aids manager with the college you might be interested in and tell him you want to meet face to face on funding options to help you attend their college. Every college has grant/scholarship/student aid/need based monies allocated to them to award students anyway they seem fit. Since colleges only survive because of students attending they are deeply interested in helping you attend their college (it’s a business). If the colleges have the monies they will figure out a way to help you out. If they don’t use up the monies allocated to them by the federal government they will lose this funding amount for the following year so they want to use it up to keep uncle Sam awarding them yearly. The more they use up the more uncle Sam gives them every year. This is why colleges advertise heavily sometimes near you – they need to use up these monies quickly because the door will shut on them if they don’t.
    Go to unknown government disability scholarships to read more. As a last resort go to no co-signer student loans which are a good viable option because they are given out by the government with great payback terms! Have you read up on learning disability scholarships?

    Also go to unknown college scholarships which give great ideas on getting student aid for college.

  5. Hien says:

    i have adhd i am really looking for a scholarship too.. where are the best kind of websites for scholarship? i am looking for one in california

  6. admin says:


    you first should read about FAFSA first and FAFSA4caster which will get you started. Go to the California government website and type in ‘scholarships’ in the search bar to see the California scholarships.

  7. Taiyanika Oglesby-Vargas says:

    I’m a 39 mother of a ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, and ODD child. So for me college has always been we’ll spotty at best. Now things are worse because I’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy I also have ADD and am Bipolar also. I’m being treated for all my disorders. But haven’t had a job since either.So, I figure I’ll finish maybe someone will give us a chance.

  8. admin says:


    read more at scholarships for mothers and Epilepsy scholarships for disabled students.

  9. Erin says:

    I have ADD and have a disability in math and really have my heart set on going to college and become a registered nurse. I am looking for scholarships that will help me get through college.

  10. admin says:


    you must apply to any scholarship where you seem to be a good fit for. Read about the Tylenol scholarship program. Also read about nursing scholarships.

  11. Jayne says:

    Im a 50 year old mother whos daughter has ADD. What kinds of scholarships would she be eligible for?

  12. admin says:


    read more at learning scholarships and the Ann Ford Scholarship. Also contact organizations which provide support for those with ADD such as ADDA to see if they offer any type of student aid.

  13. diana says:

    My son is in a BOCES school in Long Island. He is ADHD, OCD, and tourretts. He is a good writer but is interested in computer languages. Do you have any specific scholarships that would fit him. Does OCD and tourretts fit a disability? He takes several medications and these have cause numersous school issues

  14. admin says:


    his disability must be documented from your family doctor to apply to any general disability program. Read also about government disability programs too. Go to a list of scholarships for more.

  15. Michael S says:

    I have ADD and have allready graduated with a B.A. in International Business, I would like to apply for scholarships to complete a Master Degree. Are there ADD scholarships for post-graduate studies?

  16. Claudia says:

    Do you know of any scholarships for other things other than college like paying for an ADHD coach for adults with ADHD or learning disorders?

    If you don’t, do you know who or what place might know of any that I could contact?

  17. admin says:


    I don’t know of any. I would contact your state to inquire into this. There may be grants to help pay for this. Also go to and look around this site to see if there may be assistance of which you look.

  18. Patti says:

    My son has add but didn’t find out till his first year in college and it didn’t go to well he is now in a different college and running out of regular finical aid is there. Help for him in grants for a d d csn you tell me where to look

  19. admin says:


    your son should apply to as many ADD scholarships as he can. Also search for foundations and organizations which provide support for ADD. Many time they have an educational award which he can apply to as well.

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