OAR is proud to announce the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program, established by OAR Board member, Ed Schwallie, and his family through a gift from the Schwallie Family Foundation. The intent of the program is to award three, $3,000 scholarships annually to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder attending college or pursuing post-secondary trade, technical, or vocational training. Applications will be grouped in three categories: students attending four-year colleges, students attending two-year colleges, and persons with autism matriculating in trade schools or technical and vocational training programs. OAR will make an award in each category, assuming there are qualified candidates.If you're interested in applying for this scholarship, all of the details are available on the OAR website. Most importantly, the deadline for this grant opportunity is SEPTEMBER 28, 2007.
In establishing this program, OAR Board member Ed Schwallie said, “Having one adult son who has autism and another with Asperger Syndrome, my wife, Marge, and I believe strongly in the intelligence, ability, and potential of young men and women with autism and Asperger Syndrome. This scholarship program is an opportunity to put that belief into action and make a positive difference for some young persons with autism and their families.”
You'll need proof of an ASD diagnosis, proof of acceptance at a post-high school institution, a letter of recommendation and a personal essay to apply. Scholarship money will be available to apply to fees in the spring, 2008 semester.