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

NEW!! 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 or mailed directly to BWF:
Beyond Words Foundation for Autism
19448 Blue Spruce Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149


*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.

 Deadline for Summer 2018 scholarships (services between June-August 2017)

will be April 15, 2017.

Applications will be available in February 2018.  Please check back or like us on Facebook for our most current information & application release notices. 


2018 Scholarships

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