OAR is now accepting applications for the 2020 OAR Scholarship Program. The application period opened on Monday, December 2, 2019; applications will be accepted until Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants can apply to either the Schwallie Family Scholarship or the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship. Each offers $3,000 scholarships to students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (DSM-IV/5 criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education in the United States.
The Schwallie Family Scholarship supports students attending two- or four-year universities. The majority of Schwallie applicants fall into the four-year category.
The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship supports students attending two-year universities; life skills or postsecondary programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Hussman applicants typically make up the pool of talented students with greater daily support needs who plan to attend programs that assist in skill building, job readiness, and other transition-related skills.
The applications for both of these scholarships are completed online. They include three short essay questions, date of diagnosis, and proof of enrollment. Schwallie Scholarship applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Hussman Scholarship applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, one from a parent or guardian and one from a non-relative.
For questions about the OAR Scholarship Program, please contact OAR at 703-243-3466 or .