Hammack Law Firm is offering a scholarship to an autistic person who is pursuing higher education. The Living with Autism scholarship is worth $2,500, and the deadline to apply is June 15, 2021. Submissions should be limited to 1,000 words. Any student with autism who has been accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university may apply.
About the Scholarship
The team at Hammack Law Firm has a personal understanding of autism, including what is involved in raising and being a sibling to a person with autism. Lawyer Paul Hammack is the parent of an autistic child and has witnessed the impact of being on the spectrum for an autistic child in school.
“Often, children with autism struggle in mainstream education to learn within the traditional education framework and are often misunderstood,” Hammack explains. “Because our high school special needs programs may focus more on life skills than education fundamentals, autistic children may not be encouraged to continue their secondary education. The result of all of this is that only a small percentage of autism spectrum disorder students go on to college.”
The team at Hammack Law Firm supports autistic children who choose to pursue higher education despite the unique challenges they might face. Through the Living with Autism scholarship, Hammack Law Firm aims to recognize young people seeking to better themselves through education and their families’ hard work.
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Eligibility for the Scholarship
In order to qualify for the Living With Autism scholarship, applicants must:
- Write and submit an essay of 1,000 words or less describing how they overcame challenges in living with autism
- Prove they were accepted to or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning
- Agree to Terms and Conditions outlined here
- Submit their essay through the application form on this page by June 15, 2021
How to Apply for the Scholarship
Use this form to submit your essay of 1,000 words or less. Essays submitted via email or any other means other than this form will not be considered. Keep in mind that the deadline to submit your essay using this form is June 15, 2021, and any essay submitted after this date for any reason will also not be considered eligible.