The Fitts Law Firm, located in Houston, Texas, has announced a contest to apply for a tuition scholarship open to persons who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism or ASD). This financial assistance is intended to serve as an incentive to applicants to further their studies beyond the secondary school level. The award will be disbursed to the school chosen by the successful applicant to offset a portion of the tuition expense for attendance at that school.
Education and Autism
ASD includes a broad range of disorders that present both challenges in social communication and certain repetitive behaviors. Several of these disorders were at one time considered distinct, including Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, and Kanner’s syndrome, among a number of others. “Spectrum” indicates that the symptoms as well as their severity can vary significantly from one individual to another.
While we often hear about ASD as it affects younger children, it may also persist as a person grows older. For students, ASD can have an impact on group work, taking notes in class, and potentially a host of other academic activities. This can be challenging to those with ASD.
The Fitts Law Firm ASD Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship will be applied to subsidize, in part, the tuition for attendance at a university, college or junior college. The award will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the winner.
Any Individual who has been diagnosed with ASD (DSM-V) and who is (a) a senior in high school (intending to enroll in college) or (b) enrolled in an accredited junior college, college, or graduate school, is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship must be utilized within 1 year after the date of the award.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay of approximately 600 words on the following topic: “How ASD Has Affected My Education.” The essay must be accompanied by your name, phone number (and, in the case of minors, contact information for your parent(s) or guardian), the educational institution you are currently attending or planning on attending, your intended major or course of study, and the easiest way for us to contact you. All information should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
In addition to the application/essay, we may also request evidence of your ASD diagnosis, as well as proof that you have been accepted at/enrolled in the educational institution of your choice.
The application, including the essay, must be submitted to us via email at the email address below by December 20, 2023.
Selection of the Winner
The winner of the scholarship contest will be announced no later than January 19, 2024. The decision will be made at the sole discretion of the Fitts Law Firm.
When you submit your application to our firm, the information becomes our property. We will not sell your information, nor will we disseminate it to any third parties, except to the extent we deem it advisable to report on and/or publicize our firm’s scholarship programs. This includes, but is not limited to, our firm’s website and social media channels.
Questions related to the application, the application process, or our scholarship program, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.