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The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship.

The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for educational purposes.

The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.

The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

Disability Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States
  • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
  • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

Disability Scholarship Applications Requirements

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2021 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before October 1, 2021:

  • A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page)
  • A one-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from that experience.
  • An official or unofficial transcript from an accredited college or university that includes your most recent semester
  • Diagnosis documentation of the disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis.

2020 Disability Scholarship Winner: Benjamin Kurz, The College of William & Mary

Kurz was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It first began when he was in high school and intensified while he was attending Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy. His schizophrenia severely impacted his life and during his sophomore and junior years, which led to him being brought into a mental hospital in September 2019.

Although Kurz’s schizophrenia was debilitating at one point in his life, he didn’t let that stop him from working hard to achieve his goals.

Once he was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia and given medication, he was able to finally have a clear mind and focus on his career goals and do things he enjoys. Currently, he is focused on college with hopes to one day find a way to use data to help locate biological risk factors for psychotic diseases to potentially spare psychotically-inclined people from trauma.

Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship Winners

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Essay

Please submit a one-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from that experience.

Documentation

Please submit an official or unofficial transcript, including your most recent semester. and documentation from a medical professional or other qualified person with a diagnosis of your disability.

Certification

I hereby certify that the information I have provided on this application form and in any attached materials is true and complete.

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