OAR will accept applications for the 2018 OAR Scholarship Program starting Monday, December 4, 2017 through Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants can apply to either the Schwallie Family Scholarship or the Lisa Hussman Scholarship. Each offers $3,000 scholarships to students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (DSM-IV or 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. Schwallie applicants typically pursue degrees at four-year universities and have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome if diagnosed under the DSM-IV or ASD Level 1 if diagnosed under the DSM-5.
The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship is open to students attending two- or four-year universities; life skills or postsecondary programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Hussman applicants typically have overcome more severe challenges related to autism and tend to attend programs that assist in skill building, job readiness, and other transition-related skills.
Scholarship applications are completed online. They include three short essay questions, date of diagnosis, and proof of enrollment. Schwallie Scholarship applicants may submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative if they choose. Hussman Scholarship applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, one from a parent or guardian and one from a non-relative.
To learn more or to find out if you qualify, read OAR’s scholarship eligibility criteria. For questions about the OAR Scholarship Program, please contact OAR at 703-243-3466 or .