ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship

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ABC Law Centers is proud to offer our Disability Advocacy Scholarship! Our firm will award one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy.

The Disability Advocacy Scholarship is presented to a single applicant as determined by a panel of judges who meets the below criteria and has submitted all required application materials outlined below by the deadline of July 31st.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be seeking or enrolled at an institution of higher education in the United States (either as an undergraduate or graduate student).
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

*Scholarship is not available to present or future clients of ABC Law Centers (owned by Reiter & Walsh, P.C.).

Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials by 5 p.m. [EDT] on July 31st:

  • A completed application form
  • An academic transcript
    • digital transcripts can be submitted via email to [email protected] or an unofficial transcript in PDF format can be uploaded to the submission form
    • hard copy transcripts can be submitted via mail to:
      122 Concord Rd
      Bloomfield Hills, MI
      48304
  • A Project that responds to the following prompt:

    Describe your interest and/or your personal experience in disability advocacy. What does advocacy mean to you? And why is it important?

You may choose to submit one of the following as your Project:

  • An essay of approximately 500 – 1,000 words. Please use 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font and double space your work. Also include your last name, page numbers, and the scholarship name in the header. Files must be either PDF format or Microsoft Word compatible.
  • A creative project. Examples can include, but are not limited to: photo projects; video or other multimedia presentations (videos not to exceed five minutes); creative writing; or performance pieces.

Submission

Award

The $1,000 check will be sent directly to the applicant’s school. We also publish a feature piece on the winner, including a short bio of the winning student, their university, and a photo. We also publish the winning essay or creative project if given permission by the winner, although this is not mandatory. You can read these features and past year’s winning entries below!

Previous Winners

Fall 2021: Cathryn Gray, University of Michigan.

Fall 2020: Tashiana Scott-Cochran, North Carolina Central University

 

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