Action Behavior Centers ABA Therapy Scholarship

Action Behavior Centers is a well established ABA therapy center chain, based in Austin, Texas, that is committed to the advancement of clinical practice, as well as educational opportunities, for those in the Autism community.  Their semi-annual scholarship is designed to facilitate the academic achievements of students who are committed to making their careers in the field of autism research or therapy.

Annual Amount

2 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility:  US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university full-time in 2018.  There is no minimum GPA requirement.  The basis for awarding the scholarship will be the passion of the applicant, as represented by their writing sample.

Application Process

How to Apply:  A complete application will be 100% online, and consists of (1) a completed application form found below; (2) a short writing project.

  1. Application form. 
  2. Short writing project.  Please share in one page (less than 250 words) your personal understanding of how Applied Behavior Analysis works as a therapy for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    1. Include original writing and thinking, as submissions will be checked for uniqueness and plagiarism in order to be fair to all applicants and out of respect for the process.  The best essays will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of autism spectrum disorder, human behavior, and clinical approaches to mental health disorders.
    2. If you have a personal set of motivations relating to autism (a friend, family member, other experience) please share this as well.
    3. Please post this to a personal website, social media page, or blog in order to share this learning and awareness opportunity with others.  Building awareness of ABA therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the key ways that more patients over the last decades have brought this disorder into public attention.  Please include in your application the link to your post.  You may find information about ABA therapy on our website ( and many other resources online.  Please include a link back to the page on our website you found to be the most helpful.

Deadline:  Our College Scholarships are offered twice per year (semi-annual).  Fall Scholarship applications must be completed by 06/30/2018 and will be awarded by 07/31/2018.  Spring Scholarship applications must be completed by 11/30/2018 and will be awarded by 12/31/2018.


November 30, 2018


Fall: 07/31/2017 Spring: 12/31/2017

For the application or more information go to: