In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the post-secondary education of individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. To date, OAR has awarded a total of $260,500 to 84 students from across the country. Supported initially through gifts from the family of Ed Schwallie, a founding member of OAR’s board of directors, the scholarship program has also received generous support from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation in each of the last four years.
As reported in last month’s issue of The OARacle (“OAR Research and Scholarship Programs Overview”), OAR has expanded its scholarship offerings to accommodate students with more severe autism diagnoses and is offering two types of named scholarships in 2013.
The scholarship program is intended for students with an autism spectrum diagnosis who will be pursuing undergraduate education at an accredited post-secondary institution. Qualifying students must be enrolled on a full-time basis (equivalent of six or more credit hours) during the 2013-2014 school year.
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