The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2023 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. 2023 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before October 1, 2023:

  • 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.

2022 Disability Scholarship Winner: Nancy Pickett, Univesity of Florida

Pickett is in her second year of graduate school at the University of Florida, where she is studying public interest communications. She previously earned her bachelor of science, also from University of Florida, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2021.

In high school, Pickett was very active as the captain of her high school volleyball team, volunteering her time at her church and a local children’s cancer foundation. But, after she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, that changed.

“Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that causes digestive dysmotility, issues with your nervous system, and spinal instability. I lose the ability to digest food, so I rely on a feeding tube and central line,” Pickett said. “I stopped playing sports, but continued volunteering my time.”

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

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


    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.


    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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