Raven Scholars Program
Serving Students on the Autism Spectrum
The Raven Scholars Program is an individualized, supported-transition program for University of Idaho students on the autism spectrum. This award-winning pilot project was founded in 2011 with funds generously donated by Judi Beck and Tom Alberg. The Raven Scholars Program supports students on the autism spectrum by providing tailored wraparound services including; service coordination, peer mentoring and opportunities to improve academic, social and life skills.
Participation in the Raven Scholars Program provides opportunities for:
- Daily or weekly planning meetings with program staff
- Study groups
- Individual mentoring
- Life and Social Skills classes
- Participation in Social Events
- Membership in The Autism Spectrum Alliance
- Service learning opportunities
- and more
How to Participate
Students who would like to be considered for participation in the Raven Scholars Program are welcome to contact us and arrange a visit. Email Raven Scholars coordinator, Leslie Gwartney, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (208) 885-9107.
The Raven Scholars Program won the May Dunn Ward Innovative Program Award in 2012 for programmatic innovation to creatively address student learning.
The Raven Scholars Program also helped The University of Idaho to be named one of the Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students with Autism by onlinecollegeplan.com in 2017.
Faculty & Staff Resources
We're here to provide insight, support and knowledge about autism to members of the campus community. Schedule a meeting to discuss academic supports for students on the autism spectrum by emailing Raven Scholars Program Coordinator, Leslie Gwartney, at email@example.com or by calling (208) 885-9107.
The Raven Scholars Program supports college success for students who are on the Autism Spectrum by providing peer mentoring, coordination of campus services, and opportunities to improve academic and life skills.
The Raven Scholars Program will be the premier university program in the Pacific Northwest for students on the Autism Spectrum, empowering students to reach their peak academic performance, develop personal strengths, contribute to their communities and prepare for meaningful careers.
The Raven Scholars program embraces values that support the university’s strategic planning and goals. We value:
- Personal and institutional transformation
- Academic excellence
- Empower program participants to achieve academic success and participate fully in the university experience.
- Provide insight, support and knowledge about autism to members of the campus community.
- Enrich the diversity of the campus culture through the inclusion of people who are on the autism spectrum.
- Encourage program participants to develop meaningful careers and make valuable contributions to their communities.