MacDonald Family Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Application

The MacDonald Family Post-Secondary Education Scholarship is for students with a parent on the autism spectrum who are entering the first year of a post-secondary program. Autism Ontario’s newest scholarship is named after Carole Ann MacDonald and her family. Ms. MacDonald was the first member of the Board of Directors of Autism Ontario who has a diagnosis of ASD.

This annual award is in recognition of the achievements of students who are children of a person with ASD. Each award is for a total of $500. To qualify, the candidate must currently live in Ontario and be accepted in first year in any level of a postsecondary institution (e.g. college program including apprenticeships, university, post-graduate) in Canada. The successful candidate will receive their award after Autism Ontario receives proof of registration in first year of a post-secondary institution.

NOTE: Students may apply as often as they wish as long as they are entering the first year of a post-secondary program. A person may only be an Autism Ontario scholarship recipient once.

Requested Amount
$ 500.00
Applicant Information
A cover letter from the applicant should include: a. information about future goals and career pathways related directly or indirectly to ASD, b. description of post-secondary course, and c. describes volunteer activities at school and in the community over and above the Secondary School requirement.
A copy of your parent’s diagnosis of ASD from a medical/psychological professional.
A copy of the letter of admission/proof of enrollment (such as an early acceptance letter) from a post-secondary institution.
A copy of your most recent secondary school transcript.