Scholarships

Overview:

  • What types of scholarships do you offer and who are they designed for?

    • Autism Research Texas will primarily direct scholarships to help with

      • 1. The higher education of persons with autism

      • 2. Job training for persons with autism

    • The scholarships will be given to institutions on behalf of an individual or for the purchase of a need/service. 

    • All scholarships will start out as $500; Autism ResearchTexas (ART) hopes to increase this amount over time.

    • ART will focus on scholarships to further the education or independence of individuals with autism. 

These scholarships will award $500 towards post-high school education, such as a 2-year or 4-year college, or vocational school.

In 2020, we will give out 3 scholarships to individuals!

Regarding the scholarship towards post-high school education:

Who is eligible for the Adult with Autism Scholarship? Any Texas resident student with an autism spectrum disorder who

• Has completed high school or earned a GED and possesses the capacity to complete a post-secondary program

• Has been accepted into a post-secondary program (such as college, university, community college, trade school, or vocational training or educational program). If you are awarded a scholarship, the check will go to the school or program towards your tuition and or fees.

 

How do I apply for the Adult with Autism Scholarship? There is no fill-in-the-blank application. A completed application includes:

• A cover letter describing why you are pursuing post-secondary education and your plans for employment once you complete the program. Please include an explanation of any planned support system to help ensure your success.

• A current resume

• A transcript or other documentation that indicates graduation from high school or completion of a GED, or current report card in senior year

• Evidence that you have ASD 

Email the application components to autismresearchtexas@gmail.com

In the title line, place your name and "scholarship for education."

This scholarship is open from Jan. 2 - April 16, 2020.

And the decision will be made on May 7, 2020.

We hope to offer scholarships twice a year.

PLEASE CONSIDER FUNDING A SCHOLARSHIP!