Scholarship Program

2024 Scholarships

Applications for summer scholarships, with services between June 1-August 31, 2024 are currently availale.   Our application deadline is April 15, 2024 and must include all application materials. Please read the details below!

All students with autism, under the age of 22, are encouraged to apply.  

Students must live in Cuyahoga, Summit or Medina Counties in Ohio.  

Scholarships are awarded based on need for therapies and services that are recreational in nature. For example, services that will be considered include, but are not limited to: Horseback Riding, Swimming, Music, Dance, Drama, Art, Karate, Social Skills Groups, Sports (football, basketball, soccer, etc.). Note: Services do not have to be adapted or therapeutic, but must meet recreational standard.

Examples of services that will NOT be considered include, but are not limited to: Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy. Services that are academic or medical in nature will NOT be considered for our scholarship, even though we know that these services are crucial in development and function or daily living. They simply do not meet the mission and vision of our organization.

Please complete the application in its entirety to be considered for a scholarship with the Beyond Words Foundation for Autism:

(1) Student Application (completed by the parent, caregiver or organization)*

(2) Provider Application (completed by providing organization, not parent/caregiver)

(3) Copy of Student's IEP - emailed to or mailed to Beyond Words Foundation for Autism, 6058 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.

*Families are strongly encouraged to monetarily contribute to the service they are requesting funding for. At this time, no scholarships will be awarded for the full tuition amount.

Please help us spread the word about our upcoming fundraiser!  All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be awarded to the 2024 scholarship recipients.