The Autism Society of Nebraska is pleased to have the opportunity to once again award the Dan Archwamety Post-Secondary Education Scholarship of up to $500 to an individual on the autism spectrum. 

The Dan Archwamety scholarship was established to give hope, affirmation, and financial assistance to young people on the autism spectrum who plan to continue their schooling after high school.  In collaboration with the Autism Society of Nebraska, the Archwamety family created the scholarship in memory of Dan, who died on June 1, 1997, as a result of a bike-truck accident, shortly after he completed his sophomore year at University of Nebraska, Kearney.

The day after he died, two letters arrived from UNK, awarding him two different scholarships for his junior year. At his funeral service a fellow student confided that she had no idea that he had a disability.  She thought he was so much more mature than other college boys because he would offer to help her and other students in the computer lab at UNK.  Dan did not live to receive his scholarships, but he would be very happy to know that the memorials people gave to honor his life are helping other deserving young people with ASD to achieve their dreams.

Please read the following carefully.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be an individual with a medical diagnosis or school verification of ASD (documentation required)
  • Must be currently admitted or registered in an accredited post-secondary course of study (educational or vocational) (documentation required)
  • Must Live in the state of Nebraska
  • Must not be a previous recipient of the Dan Archwamety Scholarship  
If eligible, complete this online application and submit the required documentation listed above by either emailing to autismsociety@autismnebraska.org or faxing 1-800-580-9279 

This application and required documents must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, April 26, 2021   
 
Scholarship awards are at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of Nebraska. Awards are based on eligibility and strength of application and references. Any deviation of criterion or process is at the discretion of Autism Society of Nebraska Board of Directors and will require a majority vote. Erroneous or incomplete applications may negate award. Completion and submission of the application to meet the listed deadlines is entirely the responsibility of the applicant. 

You will receive communication from us via the email you provided by Monday, May 3, 2021.

Any questions should be directed to the Autism Society of Nebraska at
1-800-580-9279 or autismsociety@autismnebraska.orgs

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* 4. Primary Phone Number (xxx-xxx-xxxx)

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* 6. Essay: Tell us about yourself, your accomplishments, and your educational goals (limit 500 words).

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* 7. I will submit the four required documents (two letters of recommendation, proof of diagnosis/verification and proof of admission/registration) via email (autismsociety@autismnebraska.org) or fax (1-800-580-9279) within 48 hours of submitting this application.

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* 8. I’ve read the above guidelines and agree to the terms.

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