Here are some of the Autism scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
Our focus on small and medium sized businesses means that we come into contact with struggling families every day – people who need a small push to help them get over the top when every other institution turns their back.
That is why we have chosen to start a scholarship fund for college students with autism. We have witnessed the challenges of autism firsthand, and we refuse to turn our backs on those families and students who truly deserve some relief.
Hopefully, this year’s scholarship fund is just the beginning. In the future, Sunwise plans to expand this program to offer increased relief to more families who face autism every day.
Who Can Apply
The scholarship program is for individuals in the United States who:
have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
are accepted to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school
under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD
Each Scholarship Recipient will receive a one-time, $2,000 Scholarship with one (1) year of ADHD coaching services by the Edge Foundation (the ADHD coaching service has an approximate value of $4,400) (collectively, the "Scholarship"). A total of fifty-five (55) Scholarships will be awarded to recipients meeting the criteria designated in the rules and regulations (the “National Scholarship”). Of these, five (5) scholarships shall be awarded to recipients who are employees of the Scholarship Sponsor, a qualified immediate family member (defined below), or qualified individual with whom the employee lives (each an Employee Scholarship). Employees of the Scholarship Sponsor (or their qualified immediate family members) are not eligible for the remaining 50 Scholarships (each a National Scholarship). The National Scholarship and Employee Scholarship Applications will be judged separately. Limit one (1) Scholarship per eligible award recipient, while available.
The odds of an Applicant being selected as a Scholarship Recipient will depend on the number and caliber of Applications received over the duration of the Program.
To be eligible for a National Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
Be accepted to and will be enrolled in an undergraduate program (graduate programs students are not eligible) at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school, or other “eligible educational institution,” as this term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (a "Qualifying Institution").
Graduate programs are excluded
Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
At the time of submitting the Application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible to receive a Scholarship.
Each potential award recipient must provide proof of age (a notarized, legible copy of a birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, military identification card, or other identification card issued by the state or federal governments, etc, containing your date of birth) with the Acceptance Package (see website).
All applicants selected as potential award recipients must have a licensed health care professional confirm their ADHD diagnosis by completing a Certification of Diagnosis and submitting it to Shire. Shire will mail potential award recipients the Certification of Diagnosis form. Potential award recipients who fail to provide a Certification of Diagnosis by a licensed health care professional will not receive an award.
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