Application is not complete without college transcript and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professor or advisor.
Arkansas Autism Foundation Scholarship Criteria
One scholarship will be awarded for $1,000.00 for one year as long as funds are available and may be used for tuition, fees, books and room and board at an accredited institute for higher education in Arkansas.
The recipient must be an Arkansas resident and attend a school in Arkansas. Academic promise, need, and evidence of ability to work effectively with the disabled community in Arkansas will be factors in determining the award recipient.
The deadline for applications for the scholarship award will be March 15th, 2020, and notification of the winner is planned for April 11, 2020, at the annual Autism Festival and Walk. The winner will be notified in advance, and attendance to receive the scholarship is expected. Applicants must submit a completed application, a copy of college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. One of the recommendations must be from a professor or advisor from the applicant’s current degree program.
The recipient of the award will be required to complete and sign the scholarship acceptance form certifying that the recipient will use the money as stated in their application and that any funds not used in the fashion in which they were intended will be reimbursed to the Arkansas Autism Foundation (AAF). Those who fail to complete their program in three years may be requested to repay the money to AAF. Annual contact with AAF for a period of three years will be appreciated. The recipient is encouraged to attend a community outreach or fundraising event each year and will be required to submit a written report within one year explaining how the scholarship funds were used.