Education Scholarships

Online applications for Autism Ontario Post-Secondary Education Scholarships are now closed for 2020. Each year, Autism Ontario awards scholarships to outstanding students entering their first year of a post-secondary program throughout Ontario. We thank all of this year's applicants, and look forward to offering this opportunity again in 2021.

The Eleanor Ritchie Post-Secondary Education Scholarship is awarded to students on the autism spectrum. This award is named after Eleanor Ritchie, a long-standing member of Autism Ontario, in recognition of her dedication and support for individuals with ASD.


The Jeanette Holden Post-Secondary Education Scholarship is for siblings of a person on the autism spectrum who are entering the first year of a post-secondary program. The Jeanette Holden Education Scholarship was named after Dr. Jeanette Holden, a sibling of a person on the spectrum, in recognition of her dedication and contributions to ASD research.


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.

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