Autism, an imbalance issue, is a condition identified with mental health that impacts how an individual sees and associates with others, facing social interaction and communication problems. The case additionally incorporates restricted and repetitive behavior of conduct. Due to this issue, the individuals often face interaction issues and feel left out from their friends and family. Therefore, to prevent this discrimination and help such students, KFM is starting this “Making a Difference scholarship” to provide equal opportunity to students dealing with autism. KFM believes in making a difference in society and making the world a better place to live, which is why this scholarship exists to serve this purpose.
To be eligible to enter this scholarship, the participant must be a high school student dealing with autism and currently attending a postsecondary program in the academic year 2022-2023. Students with autism who are currently attending college and attending a postsecondary program in the following academic year 2022-2023 are also eligible to apply. The next scholarship has no geographic limitations, which means that it is available to all upcoming and current college students with autism in the U.S and internationally. There are some application requirements that every candidate has to fulfill to be able to receive the scholarship. The winning recipient will receive the one-time scholarship amount of $500, which can be further used for paying their educational expenses. The submissions of application must be made no later than April 25, 2022.
KFM is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by CEO and President Kerry Magroworking with the motive to make a difference in society by spreading awareness and supporting students with disabilities or especially autism by providing them with opportunities and various scholarships to continue with acquiring higher education.
|Education Level||High school, college|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Nationality||Domestic and international|
|Contest Deadline||April 25, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Essay, resume, letters of reference, cover letter|
Who is Eligible?
The eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest is as follows:
- The participant must be a high school student with autism attending a postsecondary program in the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Students with autism who are currently attending college and will be attending a postsecondary program in the following academic year 2022-2023 are also eligible to apply.
- The following scholarship has no geographic limitations, which means that it is available to all upcoming and current college students with autism in the U.S and internationally.
- Previous participants may reapply.
How to Apply?
To participate, the candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:
The participants are required to submit a cover Letter That Includes:
- A Short Bio (250 words or less).
- Postsecondary Program Accepted in or Attending (i.e., College, Community College, Vocational Program, etc.)
- The candidate’s Autism Diagnosis (i.e., Aspergers, PDD-NOS, ASD, etc. Age you were officially diagnosed)
- The candidate’s Full Name
- Phone Number
Then, the participants must also submit an essay following the given instructions:
- Send at least three high-resolution photos that you’d like to include in your essay. These can be your photos of growing up, your action photos, family photos, etc.
- A title for your essay that’s no longer than 70 characters (including spaces)
- A 2-4 sentence byline to introduce you to the readers.
- Submit your essay in a Microsoft Word format of 500-1,000 words on your story of growing up on the autism spectrum.
- These essays should be aimed to educate, inspire and motivate the autism community.
The participants can submit their essays using the submission form provided on the scholarship portal.
The documents that need to be attached with your application form is as follows:
- Letter of Reference (the letter should consist of a contact number and email where the scholarship committee can reach you for any follow-up)
The judges will decide the winning recipient for the following scholarship based on your submissions. The winning recipient will receive the one-time scholarship amount of $500, which can be further used for paying their educational expenses.
The cut-off for the application submission for the following contest is April 25, 2022. No applications will be considered after this date.