Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies often provide financial support for Spectrum Support Program enrollment fees. Students who are eligible, or believe they may be eligible, for Vocational Rehabilitation support should contact their local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire. A list of state Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies can be found here
Students who are not eligible for VR support and have financial concerns that would preclude program enrollment should email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about financial assistance options.
Scholarships for students with disabilities
(Please check with granting source websites for updated information)
Organization for Autism Research
P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
Grants at least $1,500 annually to one or more high school seniors with a certified disability, including autism or Asperger’s, who plan to have a career in the visual arts. Eligible candidates must have verified financial need, exhibit visual arts talent, and provide proof of acceptance into an accredited two-year community college or four-year university.
Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism. The Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship is open to high-achieving students who meet two key criteria:
Either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome, and Applicant must be an enrolled student at an accredited college, university, or vocational school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the semester for which the application is being offered.