Action Behavior Centers ABA Therapy Scholarship

The Action Behavior Center ABA Therapy Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for US-based students pursuing higher education studies in a field that will benefit the research or clinical therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  The $1,000 Action Behavior Center College Scholarship is be offered twice a year to students with a focus in psychology, applied behavior analysis (ABA), early education, secondary education, sociology, biology, and other natural or applied sciences that related to autism.

Annual Amount

2 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Deadline:  Their College Scholarships are offered twice per year (semi-annual).  Fall Scholarship applications must be completed by 06/30/2017 and will be awarded by 07/31/2017.  Spring Scholarship applications must be completed by 11/30/2017 and will be awarded by 12/31/2017.

Eligibility:  US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university full-time in 2017.  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 on the website; (2) a short writing project.

  1. Application form.  Complete application form and complete all requested information, including the link to your short writing project.
  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 their website ( and many other resources online.  Please include a link to our site if you find the information helpful.


November 30, 2017


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

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