Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Congratulations 2015 Scholarship Winners!

The $1000 Autism Delaware Adult with Autism Scholarships were awarded to:
– Brandon Brown – who will continue his studies in the fall for the University of Delaware’s    career and life studies certificate
– David Lee Cook, Jr. – who is an actuarial science major at West Chester University and currently holds a grade point average of 3.953.

The winner of the $1,000 Autism Delaware Para-to-Educator Stipend is Hockessin-resident Megan Cross.  Megan graduated from the University of Delaware with a master’s degree in education with a certificate in autism, and is now a special-education teacher at DAP.
Each winner of this year’s Daniel and Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship will receive $1,000 for her fall tuition at the University of Delaware. Each also intends to work in the autism field after completing her education:
• Madison Chase
• Brianna Ciancaglini
• Mary Beth Elberfeld
•Tess Hanley
• Valerie Hill

Information and applications for the 2016 scholarships will be coming soon.  Stay tuned.


Conference Stipends

Every year Autism Delaware provides funds to selected applicants to attend conferences, workshops or other events to increase their knowledge and skills related to autism spectrum disorders. Funds are awarded by the director on a first-come, first-served basis to those who successfully apply for the stipend. Applicants may apply for up to $250 per event which may be used for the following:

  • Conference registration
  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Hotel or meals
  • Child care during the conference

Applicants must ask for a stipend in writing, which may be by e-mail or letter stating why they want to attend, what the stipend will pay for and that the conference is affordable for the recipient. The stipend recipient must provide proof of attendance, and Autism Delaware will reimburse the attendee following the conference. We also request that the member write an article for our newsletter, The Sun, so that information learned in the conference can be shared.

Criteria for the Conference Stipend:
Funds must be available
The applicant must agree to write a newsletter article