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Scholarship Opportunity for College-Bound Students Who Have a Siblng with Autism

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 Knapp & Roberts is offering a $2,500 scholarship for college-bound kids who have a sibling with autism. Our firm wants to raise awareness for not only the children with autism, but the supporting family members as well. To apply, please write a 500+ word essay sharing your family’s story, where you’re going to college, what career you plan on pursuing, and how you would benefit from this scholarship.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be graduating high school in 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S
  • Have a sibling or siblings with a diagnosis of autism; and
  • Submit a 500+ word essay

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