2022 Defining the Disability Scholarship

The attorneys at the Berkowitz Hanna Malpractice and Injury Lawyers understand the challenges faced by disability, whether it is personal or not. Disabilities go beyond a medical definition and cause daily challenges in the life of many. We are excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship to help a student overcome a disability.

At Berkowitz Hanna Malpractice and Injury Lawyers, we have experienced how a disability could affect the daily life of someone. We understand that defining disabilities goes beyond a medical definition. We believe strongly in giving back to our community and do not want to see students give up on their dreams because of disability.

The Defining the Disability Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to students who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements below and who best describe in a 750-1,000 word essay what discusses how to define disability in the modern world versus its medical definition? While defining what disability means to you, explain how disability has been part of your life, whether it’s affected someone you know or has had a personal effect.

Eligibility
The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a vocational program or two to five year post-secondary institution for the 2023 spring semester.
Employees of Berkowitz Hanna Malpractice & Injury Lawyers, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition.
Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements
The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Discuss how to define disability in the modern world versus its medical definition? While defining what disability means to you, explain how disability has been part of your life, whether it’s affected someone you know or has had a personal effect.
The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their professional and academic experience.
The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The Defining the Disability Scholarship recipient will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to ​​[email protected] by October 31st, 2022. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Berkowitz Hanna Malpractice & Injury Lawyers – Defining the Disability Scholarship Application.”

Please send any questions to ​​[email protected] as well.