Unknown Autism Scholarships are Unique Disability Scholarships

Autism is a disability and many people with autism will find it very difficult to attend a postsecondary school, but some unknown autism scholarships can help these people diagnosed with this unique disability find their way in the world of college. A person with autism will find it hard to do many things in life, as they are unable to connect socially with other people. They often have difficulties with mundane tasks, such as paying bills and other related things. Obtaining autism scholarships can help these people pay for college without having to worry about loans and other bills that will have to be paid later.

Out of the many disability scholarships that are available, the Autism Society of America’s are the most popular. As the leading organization in the world of autism, the ASA provides yearly autistic scholarships to both people with autism and people who wish to study autism. Students must show the financial need for the monies as well as excellence in academic pursuits.

The Collins Scholarship is another one of the unknown autism scholarships out there. This is an example of a scholarship given to people who want to study autism. This money is given to those who are already graduates that wish to pursue studies in post-doctoral work in the field of autism. The emphasis of the recipient will be on the prevention of and the cure to autism.


A great example of a unique disability scholarship that is given to autistic students is seen in the Eden Services Charles H Hoens Jr. Scholars Program. The award from this program is one thousand dollars and is only given to those who have autism and have already been accepted to an accredited school. Recipients may use the money from this unknown scholarship for autistic students to pay for a degree or vocational program. Many local sources also provide money for college.

Autism scholarships for disabilities can often be found throughout many different local autism organizations. For example, New Hampshire is proud to offer money to students who are interested in studying autism. Delaware offers money to teachers who wish to learn about how to educate autistic students. Ohio has a unique program that will pay up to a total of twenty thousand dollars a year for a student with autism to attend a postsecondary school.

Many other unknown autism scholarships exist for people that cannot or do not want to attend college. Many local or corporate funded disability scholarships may be used for college or trade schools. Other unknown scholarships, such as those used in the Pennsylvania’s department of education, can be used to pay for conferences and other classes that can aid people with autism and those that care for them.


With so many unheard of autistic scholarships available, there are lots of ways to fund the continuing educational pursuits of people with this disorder. Having autism does not mean that you cannot attend school. Instead, this disorder can open the doors to some unknown college scholarships for autistic people that may not have existed before. All students should be aware that these unique disability scholarship opportunities are out there and they can be attained with a little bit of hard work.

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18 Responses

  1. c moll says:

    how does a student apply for these scholarships?

  2. frank says:

    If you live in Virginia, go look at http://www.autismgrant.org. they have scholarships for ABA treatment

  3. Ryan Ashburner says:

    I want to go to Chester College of NH for professional writing. I am a senior in high school. I have autism and was wondering if there is any financial help for people like me. The college is expensive but I like the fact that it is a small and friendly college. I think I would be comfortable with that atmosphere.

  4. admin says:


    since you want to attend this particular college call them and set an appointment to speak to the financial aids manager to discuss what financial aid options Chester College of NH has for your disability. If it’s too far call them on the phone to speak to the financial aids manager. They may have a number of grant options as well as other forms of financial aid for you. Also contact the various Autism organizations for advice. Read Ann Ford Scholarship.

  5. there is no permanent cure for autism yet, most autism treatments are experimental’.;

  6. to date, there has been no cure for autism yet and we always hope that stem cell research can cure it.-;

  7. Michelle Stalker says:

    I wanted to know if you offered a scholarship for siblings of children with autism or Asperger’s? I am soon going to be starting an Associates Applied Sciences degree in Long Term Care Administration, and hope to one day be a director at a Long Term Care center for people with disabilities. !
    Growing up with a younger brother with disabilities really left my family with nothing to help me go to college with and I hope that I can find help somewhere. I thought I may have been able to save money to go to college by moving to Columbus, Nebraska, about 2 hours from my home in Lincoln, NE, I moved out here to work at a Long Term Care center for people with disabilities and also worked as a Special Education Para for about a year. I am also trained in SibShops, which means I can create community-based peer support programs for young siblings by hosting workshops. I also hope with the education that I gain, I may be help my mom with her Non-Profit Organization for my brother’s disability to raise awareness. He was born with DiGeorge Syndrome or 22q. It is a deletion of the 22nd Chromosome causing heart defects, cleft palate, learning disabilities, autism, and many other things.
    I only ask that someone read this and please take my story into consideration. I would really appreciate at least just a reply. I love my brother, and I’ve made it my life’s passion to help him and others.

  8. admin says:


    go to unusual Scholarships for Twins – Siblings & Multiples to get started. Since autism and Asperger are disabilities you should look into any school who has ‘disability scholarship programs‘ available and apply to them. Speaking directly to a financial aids manager at the school and expressing your needs is a smart move. Yes it is time consuming but will pay big dividends. They can tell you a wealth of helpful information which that particular school has to offer and if not can send you in the right direction.

    Also go to the VLIR Scholarship and see if this helps. Go to Fulbright Scholarships and more Fulbright Scholarships for disabilities.

    Go to the government disability student aid website and read up as much as you can to help with your particular situation. No cosigner student loans may also work for you too if you need them in the end.

  9. Carol says:

    The Ohio Autism Scholarship program is for students who are served by an IEP who need to use a private provider to meet the IEP requirements. It is NOT for postsecondary education.

  10. admin says:

    Thanks for the update!

  11. Andrew Nichols says:

    Hi My name is Andrew and how do I apply for disability scholarships? I am so confused and I don’t know which ones I want to apply for. Do I have to apply online for them or do I come pick up and application. I registar for college in february and I really need help and I need to get in done as soon as possible.

  12. Andrew Nichols says:

    Do I need a copy of my IEP when I apply for the scholarships?

  13. admin says:


    we write about many types of disability scholarships on our website. You must go directly to the disability sponsors website to apply to any disabled scholarship which you seem to fit the criteria for. WE some times have a link within the article or do not put a link in if the sponsor seems to change their link annually. In that case search for the disability scholarship in your favorite browser and find the sponsors website to apply there.

  14. admin says:


    not for all disability scholarships but some may require one if asked. You won’t know until you actually apply for one.

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