2018 OAR Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 7, 2018

December 7, 2017

The Organization for Autism Research (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 scholarship@researchautism.org.