Burford Perry LLP is excited to announce it is offering an education scholarship to students with Autism. This scholarship will be awarded to offset the cost of tuition for individuals with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The entire legal team at Burford Perry LLP understands how Autism can make pursuing a higher education particularly difficult, so we hope the scholarship can help an individual with Autism meet their educational goals.

Pursuing Higher Education With Autism

Because Autism affects an individual’s ability to communicate and interact in social situations, pursuing education with Autism is especially challenging. Things like working in groups, asking questions, or even taking notes in class can be extremely difficult for individuals with Autism. This not only makes grade school and high school difficult for students with Autism, but these challenges follow them into adulthood.

Although institutions of higher education are becoming increasingly aware of the percentage of students with Autism in their schools, more still needs to be done to accommodate Autistic students. Burford Perry LLP hopes this scholarship will help students with Autism overcome the challenges they face when pursuing a higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizens who have been diagnosed with Autism and who intend to further their education at a college, junior college, or trade school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled in school to submit an application; however, the scholarship must be used within one year of the date of the award.

Application Requirements

The application must be submitted to us with a personal statement no later than February 10, 2020. The award will be announced no later than June 22, 2020. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the following:

  • The online application
  • A personal statement of up to 150 words discussing the applicant’s educational goals
  • (Optional) A statement of up to 750 words addressing how Autism has affected the applicant’s education

Scholarship Contest Entry

  • Optional Essay
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The information submitted through the scholarship application becomes the property of Burford Perry LLP. We do not sell your information to anyone, nor do we disseminate it, other than for the purpose of publicizing our firm’s scholarship program or reporting on it.

If you have any questions please email us mparks@burfordperry.com