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2022 Lighthouse Autism Center Scholarship

In 2012, Lighthouse Autism Center opened its first ABA therapy center in Mishawaka, Indiana. With just four children and ten staff members, Lighthouse Autism Center was one of  the first ABA provider in the Michiana area. Since then, Lighthouse Autism Center has grown to include centers all over Indiana and Michigan, providing autism therapy services to hundreds of families.

With a mission of bringing quality, center-based ABA therapy to communities that need it, Lighthouse Autism Center seeks to not only assist children with autism, but all families in the communities where we operate. Lighthouse does this by providing resources to families, sponsoring community events and partnering with area advocates and providers. We seek to continue that work by offering the Lighthouse Autism Center Scholarship for Autism Awareness, a $1,000 scholarship to be used for textbooks and living expenses.

The Lighthouse Autism Center Autism Awareness Scholarship is open to junior or senior students enrolled full-time at a college or university. Preference will be given to those who reside in the areas that we serve (please click here to view a full list of center location). Preference will also be given to students studying psychology, special education or a related field.

Who may apply?

U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university, or a college transcript.


Part 1:  Submit a one-page personal statement. This should include information about any work experience, internships, or volunteer activities you may have participated in. If applicable, please include any experience you may have with special needs families.

Part 2: Submit a one-page essay discussing your goals and plans following graduation


Applications must be submitted via the web form by April 30th, 2022.

Next steps:

The award recipient will be notified of the selection on or around May 1, 2022. The scholarship award is to be used exclusively for school tuition or related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s college or university. The recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.