Autism Delaware is now accepting applications for three scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year: the Daniel & Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship, the Adult with Autism Scholarship, and the Autism Teacher Certification Scholarship.

Named for long-time advocates Daniel and Lois Gray, Autism Delaware’s memorial scholarship provides financial support for students who are enrolled at the University of Delaware and who intend to work in the field of autism in Delaware.

The scholarship for adults with autism provides financial support for eligible adults on the spectrum who are pursuing a post-secondary education.

Autism Delaware’s teacher certification scholarship provides financial support for teachers in Delaware’s public and charter schools who wish to pursue an autism certification.

Applications for all three scholarships may be downloaded online at All applications are competitive, and the number of available scholarships depends upon the amount of available funding, as well as assessment by Autism Delaware’s scholarship review committee. Typically, the scholarship amount is $1,000. To be considered, an application must be received by April 30.

“Our scholarship program is one of the ways Autism Delaware supports our community,” said Brian Hall, executive director, “by giving academic financial aid to people with autism and to the individuals who plan to dedicate their careers to helping them. It is just one of the ways we all strive toward a shared goal, which is for people with autism to have opportunities to learn, grow, and live fuller lives as included and valued members of their communities.”

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