The Dantzler family created and funded the Conner Dantzler Autism Scholarship Fund in honor of their son Conner in January of 2022. Conner was diagnosed with autism at the age of 20 months. He’s navigating along his autism journey with a village who loves, uplifts, supports, celebrates and challenges him to be the best version of himself.
The Dantzler family believes in giving back to families of children who are on the same journey. The Conner Dantzler Scholarship Fund was created to help support and celebrate the unique needs and interests of children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. This scholarship fund is another avenue to help individuals on the autism spectrum continue to turn their disability into an ability.
The Dantzler Family will award two scholarships each year. One scholarship will be awarded based on a need. The other will be a progress-based scholarship.
Applications can be requested beginning January 15th of each year. The application deadline is February 15th of each year. Due to the overwhelming amount of applicants, only winners will be notified. Winners will be announced and recognized in April of each year, coinciding with Autism Awareness Month.
- Must be a D.A.T.S.M.O.M. member (If you are not a member, click here to JOIN)
- Must be an individual on the autism spectrum (Proof of an autism diagnosis must accompany application)
- Must be a United States citizen (Preference given to residents of Alabama, Mississippi & Georgia)
- Must like, follow and share all of D.A.T.S.M.O.M social media platforms
- Must demonstrate a need or progress effort
Need-Based Scholarship (caretaker’s loss of income, death of a primary caretaker; private therapy copay/fees; gas for travel expenses for therapy or specialized therapy/studies out-of-state, general living expense need, etc.)
Progress-Based Scholarship (met a goal, wants to explore a new interest, travel/trip, wants to purchase sensory equipment, assistive technology/equipment, after school program fees, summer camp fees, extracurricular activities fees, etc.)
If you would like to donate to the Conner Dantzler Autism Scholarship Fund, please click the DONATE button below and in the memo section put “Conner Dantzler Autism Scholarship Fund.” Please make checks or money orders payable to DATSMOM. Your generous tax-deductible contribution can be mailed to P.O. Box 231026, Montgomery, AL 36123.
2022 Conner Dantzler Autism Scholarship Recipients
To read more about our 2022 recipients, click here.