Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Aug 1, 2024

Peace Law Firm would like to announce our Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending or enrolled in the spring/fall 2024 semester. Scholarship money can cover school-related expenses and will be distributed directly to the winner’s school.

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, complete the online application below. The application includes an essay on the following topic:

Robert M. Hensel is arguably one of the most celebrated advocates of disability rights in the world today. His life’s mission is to ensure fair treatment and rights of individuals with disabilities across the globe.

“Placing one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No obstacle too hard, for this warrior to overcome. I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won.”

--Robert M. Hensel

Reflect on the above quote and craft a 500-word essay answering the following question: How can just one person create change for so many through advocacy for the rights of the disabled?

Additional content such as original images, original videos, or other media are welcome, but must be the creation of the student.  

Scholarship FAQ’s

Who can apply for the scholarship?  

The scholarship is open to current high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students attending a college or university in the Spring/Fall 2024 semester.

How much is the scholarship award and when is the deadline?

The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,500 to 1 student. Applications are due no later than August 1, 2024.

How will my application be judged?

Applications will be judged on the ability to write a well-crafted essay exploring the topic in a unique and creative way.

When will the winner be selected and notified?

The winner will be selected and notified by August 15th, 2024.

How do I apply?

Submit your online application with your contact information and essay.

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