Schwallie Family Scholarship
The 2023 application period is now closed. Applications for the 2024 cycle will open in December 2023.
Welcome! Below is the application for OAR's 2023 Schwallie Family Scholarship Program. (If you are looking for the Synchrony Scholarship for Autistic Students of Color or the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship, please go back to the main application page.)
The Schwallie Family Scholarship supports students attending two- or four-year undergraduate colleges. The majority of Schwallie applicants attend or plan to attend four-year undergraduate colleges. Schwallie applicants attending two-year undergraduate degree programs are often students who intend to transfer to a four-year undergraduate program in the future. Many applicants with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome choose to apply for this program.
Applicants for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough/OAR New Jersey Scholarship should complete the application for the Schwallie Family Scholarship and list their Hillsborough, NJ address. The awards for the OAR New Jersey Scholarship are $2,000 each.
You do not need to complete this application all in one sitting. You may save the application as a draft until it is complete and then submit it when you are done. The application includes:
- Basic demographic information
- Responses to essays - written answers, audio recording, or slideshow
- Proof of enrollment
- A letter of recommendation from a non-relative (optional but strongly encouraged)
Note: You do not need to include proof of diagnosis with the application. OAR will only require proof of diagnosis from applicants identified as finalists. However, each applicant should review the Proof of Diagnosis Checklist on OAR’s website before applying to ensure that they will have the required documentation if chosen as a finalist. Proof of diagnosis is based on diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), either DSM-IV or DSM-V.
Scholarship applications will be accepted through Monday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
For more information on any of these scholarships, please refer to our Scholarships page or our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com or call (571) 977-5393.