NEXT for AUTISM Fellows
Organizations and individual applicants can apply.
Opens Feb 15 2024 12:00 AM (EST)
Deadline Mar 22 2024 03:00 PM (EDT)
Description

The need for qualified DSPs is high, given a waitlist for services and support that exceeds 482,000 adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. In 2023 NEXT launched NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS, an employment-based scholarship opportunity for students enrolled in a health and human services-related field of study, with an interest in supporting neurodivergent individuals as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). The NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS program provides financial scholarships to qualified students while also ensuring new DSPs enter the workplace to support autistic adults.

How do I know if I qualify for a NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS Scholarship??
You may qualify if you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below.

  • Are you an undergraduate student attending one of the following institutions (education partners) – University Chicago-IL, Mercy University, Temple University?
  • Are you pursuing a degree in a Health or Human Services field?
  • Are you currently working as a DSP and looking to go back to school?
  • Are you interested and able to work 800 hours annually earning paid, hands-on experience supporting autistic adults while in school?

Important Dates

  • FEBRUARY 15, 2024: Application opens
  • MARCH 22, 2024: Application closes at 3PM EST
  • APRIL 8-19, 2024: Finalist interviews
  • MAY 2024: Awards announced


For full FAQs and eligibility requirements visit us online here

NEXT for AUTISM Fellows


The need for qualified DSPs is high, given a waitlist for services and support that exceeds 482,000 adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. In 2023 NEXT launched NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS, an employment-based scholarship opportunity for students enrolled in a health and human services-related field of study, with an interest in supporting neurodivergent individuals as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). The NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS program provides financial scholarships to qualified students while also ensuring new DSPs enter the workplace to support autistic adults.

How do I know if I qualify for a NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS Scholarship??
You may qualify if you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below.

  • Are you an undergraduate student attending one of the following institutions (education partners) – University Chicago-IL, Mercy University, Temple University?
  • Are you pursuing a degree in a Health or Human Services field?
  • Are you currently working as a DSP and looking to go back to school?
  • Are you interested and able to work 800 hours annually earning paid, hands-on experience supporting autistic adults while in school?

Important Dates

  • FEBRUARY 15, 2024: Application opens
  • MARCH 22, 2024: Application closes at 3PM EST
  • APRIL 8-19, 2024: Finalist interviews
  • MAY 2024: Awards announced


For full FAQs and eligibility requirements visit us online here

Open to
Organizations and individual applicants can apply.
Opens
Feb 15 2024 12:00 AM (EST)
Deadline
Mar 22 2024 03:00 PM (EDT)

Categories
Fellows