The Adam Gant Scholarship for Autism Spectrum Students

Applications being accepted now

Please enter the requested information below to be considered for the Autism Spectrum Scholarship for prospective or current post-secondary education students resident in British Columbia. One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected applicant and communicated prior to January 15th, 2023, with the Scholarship funds to be made available for the 2023 school year.

Things to include in your email:

  1. First & Last Name
  2. Parent Name
  3. Phone Number (parent’s if student is under 19)
  4. City of Residence
  5. What field of study is planned?
  6. What University/college has acceptance been received for (school selected for attendance)?
  7. Reason/purpose for interest in that field of study (the Why)?

Proof Of Diagnosis:

Due to the sensitive nature of medical information and the volume of applications we receive, the application process assumes the applicant has an autism diagnosis from a licensed medical professional. Once we identify finalists, we require each applicant to submit copies of the medical documentation that established their autism diagnosis. This is not part of the application process. Before applying, however, each applicant should review the proof of diagnosis criteria to include:

1. Clearly stated diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
2. Diagnosis conducted by a licensed medical professional
3. Information about testing or evaluations conducted by the medical professional (ie. CARS, ADOS, Vineland, psychiatric examination)

Please refer to this checklist to ensure that your documentation contains all the information OAR needs.

Note: Based on the timing of changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria for autism spectrum diagnoses, applicants may have received their diagnoses based on the criteria for either the DSM-IV or DSM-5. Either is acceptable. There is no need for an applicant diagnosed under DSM-IV to obtain a subsequent diagnosis under DSM-5 criteria. Applicants with DSM-IV diagnoses of Asperger syndrome, Childhood disintegrative disorder, or PDD-NOS are eligible to apply.