We are pleased to announce the two winners of the 2022 ABC Law Centers annual scholarships! Each year, our firm seeks to award students with cerebral palsy and students who are launching a career in disability advocacy.
Our annual Cerebral Palsy Scholarship is designed to raise awareness about and celebrate the accomplishments of students with cerebral palsy. Our winner this year is Jessilyn Matthias – congratulations, Jessilyn!
Jessilyn would like to work with people who have disabilities to teach them self-advocacy and life skills. Currently, she works at Opportunities Unlimited at Moscow, ID as a job coach/job developer. OUI is a nonprofit agency that provides job coaching and day programming for adults and children who have disabilities. OUI also works with Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation to find appropriate jobs and training in the community for adults who have disabilities. She is attending the University of Kansas online program “Graduate Certificate in Secondary Special Education and Transition” to earn a graduate certificate and learn how to support students receiving special education who are transitioning from high school to jobs or further education in their adult lives.
Read Jessilyn’s Winning Essay.
Every year, our Disability Advocacy Scholarship awards an undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy. Congratulations to our 2022 winner, Cara S.!
Cara is a first-year student at Duke Law School. In the course of her legal career, Cara hopes to advocate for a more diverse and multifaceted understanding of disability in legislation, policy, and popular culture.
- July 2021 Disability Advocacy Scholarship Winner: Cathryn Gray, University of Michigan
- July 2021 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Winner: Amber Olguin, Michigan State University
- July 2020 Disability Advocacy Scholarship Winner: Tashiana Scott-Cochran, North Carolina Central University
- July 2020 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Winner: Danita Mapes, Arcadia University
About ABC Law Centers
ABC Law Centers is a firm established to focus exclusively on birth injury cases. We pride ourselves on thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the complex medical and legal aspects of these complex cases. We partner with leading medical, economic, and forensics experts to help develop our cases and secure our clients’ futures. Our attorneys are passionate about helping families ensure that they can access the resources to provide the best lifetime care for their children with birth injuries.