The Law Office of David P. Shapiro has announced that it is offering a $1,000 scholarship for individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism). The scholarship will provide financial assistance to assist the winning applicant in furthering his or her education. The scholarship funds will be earmarked for tuition assistance at the educational institution chosen by the applicant.
What is Autism?
ASD and autism are terms used to describe a group of disorders relating to brain development. The characteristics vary from individual to individual, but include repetitive behaviors, difficulty in social interaction, and difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication. ASD now includes all autism disorders, including those previously referred to as pervasive development disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and Asperger syndrome.
This is a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It will be applied to offset the cost of tuition at a college, university, junior college, trade or vocational school, or community college. You do not have to be currently enrolled in the educational institution in order to apply for the scholarship. The winner will have one year from the date of the award in which to provide us with the name of the school you will be attending. The check for $1,000 will be issued directly to that school on the winner’s behalf.
Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with ASD (DSM-V) and is interested in furthering their educational goals is invited to apply for the scholarship. We reserve the right to request proof of the diagnosis.
Deadline for Submitting Application
The completed application, including any uploads, must submitted on or before February 12, 2018.
The application process requires the following action:
- Complete the online application form.
- Upload a brief statement (100 words or less) telling us how the money will be used for your educational plans if you are awarded the scholarship.
- (Optional) Upload an essay (1,000 words or less) on the impact ASD has had on your education.
Selection of Scholarship Winner
The decision on the winner of the scholarship shall be at the sole discretion of the Law Office of David P. Shapiro. The winner will be selected no later than March 12, 2018. Notification to the winner will be provided via email.
No data that you furnish to us, including your application, will be provided or sold to any third parties. When you submit your application to us, it becomes the property of the Law Office of David P. Shapiro. We do reserve the right to use the information you have provided to us in order to publicize or report on our scholarship program.
Questions should be sent (preferably via email) to:
The Law Office of David P. Shapiro
3500 5th Avenue, Suite 304,
San Diego, CA 92103