Each year, Central Georgia Autism awards scholarships to families and individuals to provide financial assistance to help cover necessary expenses. In the past these funds have been used to help with copays, therapies not covered by insurance, summer camps, communication devices and much more.

Applications are open this year from February 15 through May 15.

Before you apply, please make a note of the following:

  • Scholarships are awarded on a first come first service basis. The first 30 applicants submitting all required paperwork this year will qualify for up to $500. The remaining qualifying applicants will qualify for up to $250 each until the 2024 $20,000 cap is met.
  • There is a 4 hour volunteer commitment required for scholarship awards. To promote community and keep event costs low so that all profits can go back to the community, each applicant is required to volunteer 4 hours in some capacity for the organization. If you plan to apply for a scholarship in the coming year, be sure to check volunteer opportunities regularly to fulfill this requirement. (See volunteer opportunities here.)
  • If requesting an item you would like to purchase for your child, this item will be covered only if it meets a specific need related to your child’s diagnosis. (As an example, sensory chewy toys may be covered, whereas bed sheets with a favorite character may not be covered.).
  • If requesting funds for purchase of an item, these funds will be issued as reimbursement only upon submission of receipts for that purchase. Funds will not be issued in advance in these instances.
  • If requesting funds for a specific therapy, camp, or other provider, funds will be issued directly to the provider with your child’s name and account referenced.
  • If you are applying for the first time, you will need to provide proof of diagnosis along with your application.
  • Application processing will be completed and you will be notified as to the status of your application by May 15th. Scholarship processing is completed by a volunteer committee of parents and providers. For this reason it may sometimes take a few days to get responses to your questions.
There’s a waitlist for 2024 scholarships at this time.