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Scholarship for Students with An Autistic Sibling

A child’s autism diagnosis affects every member of the family in different ways. For a child with autism, the life we define as “normal” can be especially challenging. For parents, the uncovered medical expenses, the time spent improving their child’s life, and the litany of other necessities for their child’s special needs is often uncontrollable.

However, we sometimes forget to think about how their siblings have to adjust. Parents don’t always have the time they wish they did, let alone the financial ability to pay for extracurricular activities or even college for the other siblings. Nonetheless, these siblings will put their family first and often sacrifice certain aspects in life that others take for granted.

That’s why Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Knapp & Roberts are offering a $2,500 scholarship for college-bound kids who have a sibling with special needs. To apply, please write an essay, double spaced and no longer than two pages sharing your family’s story, where you’re going to college, what career you plan on pursuing, and how your special sibling has influenced your life.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  1. Be graduating high school in 2017 or actively enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S (undergraduate only – those pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible)
  2. Have a sibling or siblings with debilitating autism that the applicant lives with and has a close relationship with
  3. Submit an essay, double spaced and no longer than two pages sharing your family’s story, where you’re going to college, what career you plan on pursuing, and how your special sibling has influenced your life. Essays longer than two pages double spaced will not be considered.; and
  4. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA from high school or a 3.0 GPA at an accredited technical school, college, or university

To apply, you must submit:

  1. Essay adhering the requirement;
  2. Provide your first and last name, email address, and phone number listed at the beginning of the essay;
  3. Provide a copy of your transcript that includes the most recent semester; and
  4. Diagnostic proof and a picture of sibling.  (All information is strictly confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.  As parents of an autistic child, we understand the need for confidentiality and privacy.  We are requesting proof of diagnosis to ensure that this scholarship truly goes to an autistic sibling. We are requesting a picture of the sibling because that is the first thing we open so that when we read the essay we can attach a face with the name and the story.)

Email your application to by July 15, 2017. The partners at the law firm Knapp & Roberts will then select the top essay that best shows how this scholarship will help shape a better future for the applicant as well as individuals with autism.

Attachments must be clearly labeled as either photo, diagnosis, transcript, or essay. ** Attachments that come in separate emails will not be considered—all 4 must be in the same email. We will NOT accept links to documents on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc… To efficiently process applications, we appreciate you following these instructions for submission. Applications submitted without the above criteria will not be considered.

Knapp & Roberts | Personal Injury

Knapp & Roberts is a personal injury law firm, dedicated to helping those victims to suffer from accidents or others’ negligence. The firm knows children are vulnerable and both physical and emotional injuries can be traumatic. Whether your child has been injured in a car accident in Phoenix, or is a victim of medical malpractice, a specialized child injury attorney in Phoenix can assist your family, if you child is suffering. The entire legal practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases, and the attorneys are dedicated to providing customized, diligent representation. Call the firm today for a free legal consultation.

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