Organizations Offering Scholarships to Autistic Students

  • 9 Comments
  • September 3, 2011
  • by Christine
  • Autism Society of America, Autism Treatment Center of America, CAARE Long Island & New York City Son-Rise Program Scholarship Fund, CVS Pharmacy Charitable Trust, Eden Services Charles H. Hoens Jr. Scholars Program, Karen & Joe Gorman Ohio/ATCA Scholarship Fund, San Francisco Bay Area Son-Rise Program Scholarship Fund, scholarship, Timothy Wagner Memorial Fund,
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If you are looking for financial assistance for your child’s education, you will be pleased to know that there are many organizations which offer scholarships to autistic students. Here are three organizations which offer such scholarships:

1. The Autism Treatment Center of America

The Autism Treatment Center has The Son-Rise Program which is a treatment program for autistic students. It is a specific driven program which teaches autistic students specific skills such as how to communicate or how to build friendships and other intimate relationships.

The Son-Rise Program also offers many scholarships for its programs. Some of these include:

  • Karen & Joe Gorman Ohio/ATCA Scholarship Fund
  • San Francisco Bay Area Son-Rise Program Scholarship Fund
  • CAARE Long Island & New York City Son-Rise Program Scholarship Fund
  • Timothy Wagner Memorial Fund

To learn more about this program, you can contact The Autism Treatment Center of America at 877-766-7473 or you can visit their website at autismtreatmentcenter.org/contents/learn_more/son-rise-program-scholarships.php.

2. The Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America offers various scholarship information for autistic students. To get a chance to avail of the scholarships that they offer, the autistic student must receive a nomination from a member of the Autism Society of America and must have contributed to the autism community in some way.

One of the scholarships that they offer is the Eden Services Charles H. Hoens Jr. Scholars Program. This program offers scholarships up to $1,000 per year to autistic students who intend to pursue a post secondary or trade-school degree. To qualify for this program, you must also receive a nomination from a board member of the Autism Society.

To know more about this program, you can contact the Autism Society of America at 800-328-8476 or you can visit their website at autism-society.org.

3. The CVS Pharmacy Charitable Trust

The CVS Pharmacy Charitable Trust is a private foundation scholarship which provides $1,000 scholarships to a maximum of five autistic students. This scholarship can be spent at any post secondary school that the autistic student prefers.

To learn more about this program, you can contact the CVS Caremark Corporation at 401-765-1500 or you can visit their website at info.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/charitable-trust.

9 Comments

Deb
I am looking for a mini lap top for my 13 yr old high functioning autistic son. He is mainstream school... 8th grade. They have to take tons of notes in class. He broke his arm in the 4th grade.. and experiences lots of pain still from that in his hand. Are there any funds out there for him, so we can get him one? I can't afford it... do you have any information where I can go to ask? Thanks, Deb Beckwith
    Joyce
    Deb,You can ask ( I never ask, I inform everyone this will be done) to add into his accommodations in your son's IEP to have the teachers give your son a copy of their lecture notes to take home and to copy as homework. Then he can turn back in the teacher's lecture notes. I have done that with my daughter because she writes so slowly and very neatly.
Joyce
I am looking for any scholarships for high school autistic students. These scholarships will be use for my high functioning autistic daughter to attend the university of her choice. This university is private and has staff that are ready for entering high functioning autistic students. It is her dream, as of right now, to become a Special Ed teacher and help other autistic students achieve their dreams like she has.
Kyle
I am looking for scholarships for high school autistic students. My son is high functioning . His school took him off of his IEP which seams to be making it harder for him to get scholarships. He wants to go to school for Pharmacy. Where can we get hepl?
Lois Triebenbach
Looking for Scholarship for my High functioning Autism Son, who plans to attend College in the Fall of 2013. The scholarship needs to be able to go to a college of his choice. He is interested in Radio & Broadcasting fields, or multimedia field.
Eduardo Martinez
I am looking for a scholarship. I go to my local comunity college, and I am taking part time classes. I wish to finish the Culinary Program. I just started and I'm having trouble with the Financial Aid application.
Sandra
Mine son is 18 years old we live in aruba he finish pen foster high school and he will study for graphic designer and auditor here in Aruba it's not possible
Asha
Hi My son has challenging behavior problems ,I am looking for someone who can help in son rise program who can help me to deal with his challenging behavioe
Stacey
I am looking for any scholarship help for my son who is a senior this year with Asperger syndrome. He has been accepted at Point Park college in Pittsburgh, PA and dreams of becoming a professional writer or blogger. He needs financial assistance and is looking for any scholarships for kids with autistic spetrum disorder.

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