OAR Scholarship Program


OAR is pleased to offer three scholarships for autistic students who are enrolled in postsecondary educational programs. Each scholarship offers $3,000 awards to its winners. Visit the scholarship page on OAR's website or the scholarship FAQ page for more information. The links to each program's application can be found below. 

Schwallie Family Scholarship: Supports students attending two- or four-year undergraduate colleges. Schwallie applicants typically pursue degrees at four-year colleges. Students attending two-year colleges with the intention of completing a four-year degree also typically apply to the Schwallie Scholarship. Click here to begin your Schwallie Family Scholarship application.

Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship: Supports students attending two-year undergraduate colleges, life skills or postsecondary programs, or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Hussman applicants typically make up the pool of talented students who face daily challenges related to autism and attend programs that assist in skill-building, job-readiness, and other transition-related skills. Click here to begin your Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship application.

Synchrony Scholarship for Autistic Students of Color: Supports students attending any type of undergraduate postsecondary education: two- or four-year colleges; life skills or postsecondary programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Applicants must belong to an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group. (Please note that autistic students of color are eligible to apply to any of the three programs for which they qualify, but they can only apply for one of them.) Click here to begin your Synchrony Scholarship application.

If you have further questions, please contact scholarship@researchautism.org or call (703) 243-3466.