Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship

Currently accepting applications! 

Yorkville Blanket Company's mission to provide comfort to everyone who needs it does not end with making blankets. In order to continue pursuing our mission, we have created the Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship. This Scholarship is for prospective or current college students who are living with ASD as well as students who are parents, siblings, and children of somebody on the autism spectrum to earn an award of $1000 per semester toward continuing their education. The scholarship was created to help provide a means to pursue a post-secondary education for those whose lives have been impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

 

Eligibility

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Student must have ASD or have an immediate family member who has ASD.
  • Student must have completed high school or earned GED through an accredited institution.
  • Student must have been accepted and enrolled in a post-secondary education program including college, trade school, or vocational training program.

In addition to the eligibility requirements, each applicant must submit at minimum a 1 page or 500 word essay, in your essay, tell us who you are and some educational challenges you've overcame with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also tell us what you plan to study and plans after graduation if you have any already.

Deadlines

Spring: Application must be received no later than November 1. All applications will be reviewed and you will be notified no later than December 20 if you have been selected to receive the award.

Fall: Application must be received no later than May 1. All applications will be reviewed and you will be notified no later than June 1 if you have been selected to receive the award.   

How to Apply 

To apply for the scholarship please submit your application to scholarship@yorkvilleblankets.com with the email subject "Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship Application" before the listed deadlines. Your application must include the following:

  • First and Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Home Address
  • Name of institution you will be attending for the term of scholarship
  • Essay (described below) attached in .doc format

Disclaimer: By submitting your application, you are granting Yorkville Blanket Company the permission to use your essay in promotional publications. Note, we will not use your personal information without permission.

If you have any questions with submitting your application, send us a message at scholarship@yorkvilleblankets.com we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.