Next for Autism Fellows Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: Jun 12, 2024

The NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS program provides financial scholarships to qualified students while also ensuring new DSPs enter the workplace to support autistic adults.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

  • Current health and human service professionals and students attending the following colleges or universities – University of Illinois Chicago, Mercy University (New York State), Richard Daley City College (Chicago, IL), SUNY (Westchester Community College), and Temple University (Philadelphia, PA).
  • Or current DSPs currently working at A Plus Autism Solutions (Chicago, IL), The Arc Westchester (White Plains, NY), Urban Autism Solutions (Chicago, IL), Variety the Children’s Charity (Delaware Valley location) and attending one of the above-named university partners.

FIVE KEY REASONS TO APPLY

  • Opportunity to receive $3,000 - 5,000 in scholarship, with potential for award increases annually
  • Gain paid, hands-on experience working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP)
  • Embark on a personally rewarding career path
  • Receive skills-based training from the NEXT for AUTISM team
  • Directly impact the lives of autistic adults

ELIGIBILITY & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if I qualify for a NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS Scholarship?

You may qualify if you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below:

  • Are you an undergraduate student attending one of the following institutions (education partners) – University of Illinois Chicago, Mercy University (New York State), Richard Daley City College (Chicago, IL), SUNY (Westchester Community College), or Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)?
  • Are you pursuing a degree in a Health or Human Services field?
  • Are you currently working as a DSP and looking to go back to school?
  • Are you interested and able to work 800 hours annually earning paid, hands-on experience supporting autistic adults while in school?
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