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Apply for Organization for Autism Research Scholarship.


In 2008, OAR introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Schwallie Family Scholarships are supported through generous gifts from the family of a former Board member, Ed Schwallie.


Both the Schwallie Family Scholarships and the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarships are worth $3,000 per awardee.


  • 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 semesters is eligible to apply.

  • Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.).

  • Past recipients of a Schwallie Family Scholarship/Lisa Higgins Hussman scholarship or immediate family members of any person serving on OAR’s Board of Directors or Scientific Council are not eligible to apply.


Applications will be open in December

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For more scholarship opportunities for those with a disability, click here


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