Autism Scholarship to be Awarded by Dentistry by John Barras, DDS

Autism Scholarship ContestDr. Barras is happy to announce that the Houston office of Dentistry by John Barras,  DDS is once again offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is an educational scholarship that will be available to offset a portion of the tuition cost of attendance at the school chosen by the successful applicant. The scholarship program instituted by Dr. Barras is designed to provide encouragement – in the form of financial assistance – to better enable those with ASD to further their schooling and reach their educational goals.

The Relationship Between Education and Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder includes a variety of conditions, many of which can have a significant effect on both education and on how those with ASD conduct their everyday lives. Dr. Barras, the other dentists at the office, and his entire staff join in the hope that by offering this scholarship, they will provide an added incentive to those with ASD to take the steps necessary to continue their studies.

2020-2021 Autism Scholarship

As noted above, the scholarship will be used to pay a portion of the tuition for the winning applicant. That tuition may be at a university, college, junior college, or a trade or vocational school. The tuition will be paid directly to the educational institution chosen by the winner. While it is not a requirement that you currently attend or are enrolled at school when you submit your application, the tuition assistance must be used within 1 year from the date the award is announced.

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?

The scholarship contest may be entered by any citizen of the U.S. diagnosed with ASD, who intends to move forward with his or her education.

Application Requirements – Announcement of Winner

The application consists of:

  • The online form that appears below.
  • A brief statement of no more than 150 words explaining your educational goals.
  • (Optional) An essay consisting of up to 800 words explaining how ASD has had an impact on your experience in fulfilling your education goals.

Both the statement and (if you choose to submit it) the essay must be uploaded to our website. You may also be asked to provide us with verification of your ASD diagnosis. The application (including the brief statement and the essay (if you choose to submit one)) must be submitted to us on or before January 28, 2022. The announcement of the winner’s name will take place on or before February 11, 2022 and will be chosen at the discretion of Dr. John Barras.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

Privacy of Information

Your application and all information submitted along with it will become the property of Dentistry by John Barras, DDS. We will not sell your information or publish it except to comply with legal requirements or as we deem appropriate to publicize the scholarship.


Any inquiries about the scholarship, the application submission, or the application itself should be sent, preferably via email, to:

John Barras, DDS
1330 Post Oak Blvd. #1300
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 993-9814