OAR Scholarship Program

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) offers a scholarship program for students on the autism spectrum in addition to grant opportunities for professionals in the field of applied autism research.

OAR's scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum who will be pursuing post-secondary education during the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year. 

You may only apply to one OAR scholarship – either the Schwallie Family Scholarship, or the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship. For more information on both of these programs, and to learn which scholarship you are eligible for, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have further questions, please contact scholarship@researchautism.org or call (703) 243-3466.

OAR is the only autism organization that focuses solely on funding applied autism research. Applied research directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of those with autism. The research pilot studies we fund examine issues affecting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders as well as their parents, families, teachers, and service providers. To apply for an OAR research grant, please select the appropriate competition below.

Annual Amount

$3,000

Open To

Students diagnosed with autism pursuing a full-time, post-secondary undergraduate education

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility

Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year.

You may only apply to one OAR scholarship – either the Schwallie Family Scholarship, or the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship. For more information on both of these programs, and to learn which scholarship you are eligible for, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have further questions, please contact scholarship@researchautism.org or call (703) 243-3466.




Application Process

Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship

Accepting applications from Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM (EST) to May 4 2020 11:59 PM (EDT)

Supports students applying for or enrolled at two year universities, life skills or post-secondary transition programs, or vocational, technical, or trade schools.

To apply, go to:  https://researchautism.smapply.io/prog/100915/apply/


Schwallie Family Scholarship

Accepting applications from Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM (EST) to May 4 2020 11:59 PM (EDT)

Supports students applying for or enrolled in undergraduate programs at two or four year universities.

To apply, go to:  https://researchautism.smapply.io/prog/100921/apply/


You do not need to complete this application all in one sitting. You may save the application as a draft until it is complete and then submit it when you are done. 

Note: You do not need to include proof of diagnosis with the application. OAR will only require proof of diagnosis from applicants identified as finalists. However, each applicant should review the Proof of Diagnosis Checklist on OAR’s website before applying to ensure that they will have the required documentation if chosen as a finalist. Proof of diagnosis is based on diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), either DSM-IV or DSM-V.


Deadline

May 4, 2020

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://researchautism.smapply.io/