Apply for a Scholarship

About Monetary Scholarships

Because of generous community support and our annual “Valley 5K Walk/Run for Autism” fundraiser, we continue to offer monetary scholarships on a limited basis for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, as well as those who support and care for persons on the spectrum.

Scholarships are limited to persons residing in the following counties/cities in the Shenandoah Valley: Counties of Augusta, Bath, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

These funds may be used towards services such as respite, therapies, safety, sensory equipment, assistive technology, and personal/professional development. Scholarship requests are limited to a maximum of $500 per year, which allows us to help as many individuals as possible. As each scholarship is granted based on the need, occasionally requests for more than $500 will be considered. Preference will be given to those who have not previously been given a scholarship.

Note: Once you have applied online you will get a notice that your application has been received.  Please allow 30 days for your application to be reviewed by the SVAP Scholarship Team. For inquiries regarding questions about the scholarship program or the status of your application, please email