Autism Speaks Scholarship now available at UNCG

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible for a new scholarship. UNCG is one of only 11 organizations nationwide now accepting applications for the Autism Speaks Family Services Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Education Scholarship.

Students seeking a degree OR seeking a certificate in Integrative Community Studies may apply. Awards of $2500-$5000 will be awarded to five or more students for the 2014 Fall Semester at UNCG. Applications are due August 22, 2014. Click the following links to:

Background. Since its foundation in 2005, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Through its Family Services Division, Autism Speaks has worked with donors Brian and Patricia Kelly to provide another top-drawer opportunity for young adults with ASD who want to continue their education and/or vocational training after secondary education. Brian and Patricia Kelly along with other autism advocates have established a scholarship fund for young adults with plans to enroll in universities, community colleges, vocational/technical schools, and other transition programs focused on career building and personal development.

In January 2014, Autism Speaks announced 11 organizational recipients from across the nation chosen for the launch of this fund. UNCG is proud to be among the successful applicants.