Applied Behavioral Analysis is a method of teaching skills to developmentally disabled individuals. Scholarships for certification are scarce, but they do exist.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota offers the Lawrence Scott Doss Memorial Scholarship to students studying special education, preferably developmental disabilities. The scholarship is $500 annually.

The application should include a letter of application describing your qualifications and how this award will help you attain your academic goals.

University of Minnesota

Dept. of Educational Psychology

Doss Scholarship

250 Education Sciences Building

56 East River Road

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Phone: 612-626-0708

Nancy Leahy Shea Memorial Scholarships for Professional Development

The mission of the Nancy Leahy Shea Memorial Scholarship is to increase the number of qualified professionals in Connecticut working with autistic people. This scholarship is available to teachers in Connecticut pursuing advanced academic training and certification in applied behavior analysis.


Post Office Box 370352

West Hartford, Conneticut 06137-0352

Phone 860-571-3888

Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus is an online program leading to certification is ABA. Penn State administers The Fischer Family Scholarship Program, Jane Ireland Student Fund Scholarship, the Osher Foundation Re-entry Scholarship and the Trustee Scholarship Program. None are exclusive to certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education (Graduate Certificate)

128 Outreach Building

University Park , PA , 16802