ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship

Our annual scholarship is for financial assistance designed to simultaneously increase awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and celebrate the achievements of those with cerebral palsy. ABC Law Centers will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has cerebral palsy.

The 2019 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship will be presented to a single applicant who submits the required application and its accompanying essay by the deadline, July 31, 2019.

Download official application here: 2019 ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship

Eligibility

To be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Have cerebral palsy
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be a U.S citizen or legal resident
  • *Scholarship is not available to present or future clients of ABC Law Centers (owned by Reiter & Walsh, P.C.).

Requirements

You must submit all of the materials by 5 p.m. (EST) July 31, 2019, including:

  • A completed application (click here for the form)
  • Academic records (transcripts)
  • The Project: One (1) of the following:
    • An essay not exceeding two typed, single-spaced pages describing how you have been affected by cerebral palsy. You may discuss any obstacles you’ve overcome, as well as any other ways in which you have been influenced (e.g. if you believe having CP has affected your career goals, personality, etc.).
    • A different creative project focused on the same topic. Examples can include, but are not limited to:
      • Photo projects
      • Video or other multimedia presentations
      • Creative writing
      • Performance pieces
  • A short explanation of what you plan to do with the scholarship funds. Examples may include:
    • Use of scholarship funds for tuition in higher education (for high school seniors accepted into college, undergraduate applicants, and graduate applicants)
    • For applicants who plan to apply the funds to non-tuition purposes (such as internships, research opportunities,  charity projects, etc.):
      • Applicant must clearly outline the following:
        • Purpose of project
        • Demonstrable benefit of project
        • A clear step-by-step execution plan

The completed application, essay or multimedia project, and certified transcript should be emailed to:

Genevieve Kotasek (gkotasek@abclawcenters.com)

[Subject Line] Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Application Materials

For materials that cannot be sent electronically (such as official transcripts or certain creative projects), you may send materials to:

Genevieve Kotasek

Attn: Scholarship Application (Cerebral Palsy Scholarship)

122 Concord Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Award

The $1,000 check will be made payable to the school or program in which the applicant wishes to participate (in rare cases, we may choose to make the check out to the applicant directly – for example, if they have applied for living expenses associated with a particular program). Each year, we publish a feature piece on the winner; we ask that all scholarships winners allow us to publish their first and/or last name, university, and a picture. We also appreciate if applicants allow us to publish their essay/creative project, although this is not mandatory.