Organization for Autism Research (OAR) under the expansion of scholarships program announces Schwallie Family Scholarship for supporting higher-functioning students and the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program to support students with more severe autism diagnoses. US students are eligible to apply for both types of programs. These scholarships are awarded to pursue full-time post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in USA. The closing date of application is April 26, 2013.
Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the university.
Course Level: Scholarships are to pursue full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training
Scholarship Provider: Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 semesters is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on at least a part-time basis (6 credits) or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.). Past recipients of a Schwallie Family Scholarship or immediate family members of any person serving on OAR’s Board of Directors or Scientific Council are not eligible to apply.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US students can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. For the first time, the OAR Scholarship Program will have two options:
-The Schwallie Family Scholarship for higher-functioning students on the spectrum, and
-The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program that supports students with more severe autism diagnoses.
OAR Board member and Scholarship Committee chairwoman, Lisa Hussman, championed the initiative, which is supported through a generous gift from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation. For these awards, eligible students may be attending any of the types of institutions that fall under the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program criteria, as well as one of the growing numbers of certificate and life skills transition programs. Studies can be taken at any of the four-year undergraduate college or university; Two-year undergraduate college; trade, technical or vocational school or cooperative life skills programs.
Selection Criteria: Reviewers based their evaluation and recommendations on the personal story as conveyed by the essay’s originality of content to include challenges overcome, future aspirations, and the importance of the chosen field of study and the scholarship in achieving them.
How to Apply: OAR uses an online application system exclusively.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 26, 2013.