OAR will accept applications for the 2017 OAR Scholarship Program through Friday, May 5 at 11:59 pm EST. 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 disorders (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.
The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship supports students attending two- or four-year universities; life skills or postsecondary programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Hussman applicants typically make up the pool of talented students who face daily challenges related to autism and attend programs that assist in skill building, job readiness, and other transition-related skills.
Scholarship applications are completed online. The application consists of three short essay questions and requires the applicant to provide the date of diagnosis and proof of enrollment in a qualifying school or program. 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 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 .