The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has announced their 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellowship, the Press Release is below!
Scholarship applications can be found here. Completed applications for the January 2017 scholarship period are due on .
Applicants will be asked to describe the current problems for autistic and other disabled students on their college campuses and to explain how their planned activities under the fellowship will enable them to address these problems. ASAN staff will review completed applications and interview a select group of students starting in mid-November. We expect to inform fellowship recipients of their selection by mid-January.
ASAN will look for the following indicators when screening applicants for the scholarship:
-Strong interest in civil rights advocacy and activism for autistic people and other people with disabilities. If students are not yet involved in disability rights, involvement in or support for other causes can demonstrate potential for leading disability rights efforts.
-A demonstrated understanding of the values of the neurodiversity movement.
-A commitment to building Autistic culture and community on their college campus or in their local community, alongside a commitment to working with all autistic people in an inclusive and welcoming fashion.
ASAN is able to offer this program thanks to the support of a generous donor.
Questions about the fellowship program and the application process should be directed to Reid Caplan, Leadership Programs Coordinator for ASAN, at email@example.com.