Congratulations to the 2017 scholarship winners!

Bethany Kelly is the winner of the ​Kadane ​Foundation ​Scholarship. Bethany is pursuing a degree in elementary education and special education at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Cole Steiner is the winner of the ​​Jacob Trotter Scholarship. Cole is pursuing a career in Media Arts and Game Development at UW Whitwater in Whitewater, Wisconsin.


Details on 2018 scholarships are not available yet. Please check back in 2018!


We are pleased to offer two college scholarships: one for individuals pursuing a degree to serve those on the Autism Spectrum, and one for an individual who is on the Autism Spectrum – going to college.
The application deadline for both scholarships is in early June.
All applicants will receive a reply within 30 days as to the status of their request.
Award payments will be issued directly to the institution.


Kadane Foundation Scholarship ($500)

– For Individuals Pursuing a Degree of Study to Serve Those on Autism Spectrum

Criteria and Process

The student must be enrolled in a degree program to serve those with autism-related challenges and must reside in our service area (counties: Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock and Sauk).

Applicants must be a current member of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Membership information can be found here.


Jacob Trotter Memorial Scholarship ($500)

– For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

This scholarship is named for Jacob Trotter, a Madison area teenager on the spectrum who had a focused interest in military history – specifically, the Civil War, and World War 1.  Jacob left remarkable imprints on his family, friends and community – and he continues to do so through this scholarship in his honor.

Criteria and Process

The student must have a medical or educational diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and must be admitted to an accredited, post-secondary educational or vocational program of study (college, trade program, etc.). Applicant must reside in our service area (counties: Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock and Sauk).

Applicants must be a current member of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Membership information can be found here.