ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Bi-Annual Scholarship

Cerebral Palsy Bi-Annual ScholarshipOur bi-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 two scholarships per year (one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester) on an annual basis in the amount of $1,000 to a student who has cerebral palsy.

The Cerebral Palsy Scholarship will be presented to a single applicant per semester. Applicants will need to submit the required application and its accompanying essay by the deadline of July 31st for the fall semester or January 1st for the spring semester.

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). High school seniors are also welcome to apply if they already know which college or university they will be attending.
  • 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 31st or January 1st, 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 transcript should be sent in ONE email to:

Genevieve Kotasek (gkotasek@abclawcenters.com)

[Subject Line] Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Application Materials

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.

Fall, 2019 Winner

Christian Huber, Bucks County Community College: Read his winning essay here.

Christian Huber - scholarship winner