Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a term describing a number of disorders which relate to brain development. This $1,000 scholarship will be used to assist in tuition payment at a vocational school or an institution of higher learning (including a community college, 4-year college or university). The winner must choose the school he or she has chosen to attend within a year after the award is announced. The tuition check will be delivered to the school on behalf of the winner.
Who May Apply for the Scholarship?
Any individual who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (DSM-5) and who would like to move further in pursuing his or her educational goals may apply. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of that diagnosis. You need not be currently enrolled at an educational institution to qualify for the scholarship.
Requirements, Deadline and Selection
In order to be considered for the scholarship award, you must:
A) Complete the online application.
B) Provide us with a statement of not more than 100 words explaining how you will use the funds if you received the award.
C) (Optional) Provide us with an essay of not more than 1,000 words explaining how ASD affected your education.
The application deadline is February 3, 2020. The winner will be selected no later than June 15, 2020. Notification to the winner will be provided via email. The decision shall be made by the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, in its sole discretion.