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Scholarships



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Autism Society Volunteer of the Year


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: An award presented to an individual volunteer whose work has positively influenced the lives of individuals, parents, and professionals addressing autism in his or her community or nationally.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Autism Society Audrey I. Horne Memorial Award


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Given to an individual or organization that has made an enduring contribution to improving adult services and the quality of life for those individuals living on the autism spectrum.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Outstanding Literary Work of the Year - Family/Social Division (book, essay, etc.)


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Any item published or copyrighted within the last five years — January 1, 2008 & later is eligible.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Outstanding Literary Work of the Year - Educational Division (book, poem, essay, etc.)


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Any item published or copyrighted within the last five years that positively affects the life of an individual or family member impacted by autism— January 1, 2008 & later is eligible.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Dr. Cathy Pratt Autism Professional of the Year


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Professionals who have made a significant contribution in the autism field. Demonstration of outstanding accomplishment in terms of contributing to the life/lives of individuals with autism and/or to the cause of autism in general.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Outstanding Advocate of the Year


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: An individual with autism who has advanced the well-being of an individual affected by autism. Criteria: Demonstration of exceptional dedication, effort or achievement. Areas to be considered can include, but should not necessarily be limited to: academics, the arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, transitions or independent living skills.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Adam Heavner Memorial Award


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Presented to a an organization or company that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the advancement, effective transition, or meaningful employment of an individual on the autism spectrum.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Society of America

Type: Outstanding Research of the Year


Website: http://www.autism-so...s-scholarships/


Location: Nationwide


Description: Presented to an individual or organization who has provided the autism community with meaningful progress and advancement in the field of applied research.



  • Foundation/Organization: Warner School of Education

Type: Scholarship Program for Inclusive and Special Education Teachers Focused on Significant Disabilities


Website: http://www.warner.ro...s/aid/inclusion


Location: Nationwide


Description: The Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester has a remarkable opportunity for you to obtain excellent preparation for teaching in the area of special education, with a specialized focus on students with significant disabilities in high-needs schools. We have 32 full scholarships available over five years to prepare highly-qualified preservice and inservice teachers.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Delaware

Type: Daniel and Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship


Website: http://www.delautism...ndStipends.aspx


Location: University of Delaware Undergraduates or Graduates


Description: This $1,000 scholarship is available to an eligible University of Delaware undergraduate or graduate student who plans to become a professional in the autism community (for example, teacher, psychologist, or speech pathologist).



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Delaware

Type: Para-to-Educator Stipend


Website: http://www.delautism...ndStipends.aspx


Location: Delaware


Description: This $1,000 stipend is available to an eligible paraprofessional who, in the past year, completed his or her education to become a teacher of children with autism.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Delaware

Type: Adult with Autism Scholarship


Website: http://www.delautism...ndStipends.aspx


Location: Delaware


Description: This $1,000 scholarship supports an adult on the spectrum who wants to attend college or a post-secondary educational program.



  • Foundation/Organization: Autism Delaware

Type: Conference Stipends


Website: http://www.delautism...ndStipends.aspx


Location: Delaware


Description: Every year Autism Delaware provides funds to selected applicants to attend conferences, workshops or other events to increase their knowledge and skills related to autism spectrum disorders. Funds are awarded by the director on a first-come, first-served basis to those who successfully apply for the stipend. Applicants may apply for up to $250 per event.



  • Foundation/Organization: The PEW Charitable Trusts

Type: Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences


Website: http://www.delautism...ndStipends.aspx


Location: Delaware


Description: The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences identifies and invests in young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.



  • Foundation/Organization: Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

Type: B.U.D.S. ~ Building up and Developing Social/Life Skills Program in Partnership with The Lovaas Center/P.A.L.S


Website: http://www.grantagif...n.org/help.html


Location: Nevada (pretty sure just Nevada, site not clear)


Description: Children on the Autism Spectrum ages 6-12 will be given an opportunity to gain much needed skills and learn how to interact with peers in a nurturing environment. The teaching of social skills, peer play skills, group activities, and life skills will provide independence and freedom for children affected with autism which will be the catalyst to their future success in their adult lives, ultimately creating future independence and success in relationships, the workplace, and the community, hence leading to an overall better quality of life.



  • Foundation/Organization: Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

Type: TeenWorks


Website: http://www.grantagif...n.org/help.html


Location: Nevada


Description: Vocational work program for teens 13 up to 18 years on the autism spectrum, to help them gain vocational work skills in multiple community work settings. They will also gain the social and life skills needed for a more successful transition into paid working positions and adulthood. Another component of this program will help the teens find their niche or passion in life while building their vocational resume!




We will continue to add new scholarships as we find them so please check back often.