All law students face the challenges of demanding coursework, a full schedule, and what can be a stressful but ultimately very rewarding academic experience. If you also have Asperger's Syndrome, you may have additional concerns on top of these universally experienced law school pressures. For example, you may feel concerned about whether your learning style will be served, how well you will thrive in this new environment, and how you can best succeed as a practicing attorney once you have graduated.
Attorney Richard C. Sklare has personal experience related to knowing how Asperger's affects the life of a loved one. He is excited to have the opportunity to help law students with Asperger's by relieving a portion of their financial burden.
The Sklare Law Group is proud to offer a $750 scholarship award to a law student with Asperger's who is attending one of the law schools listed below. We know how many new experiences you face, and we want to do our part to contribute to the furthering of your law education and your future career.
Description Of The Scholarship
Application to the Sklare Law Merit Scholarship is open to adults who have Asperger's and who have been accepted to or are enrolled in one of the law schools listed below:
- DePaul Univeristy College of Law
- Other schools to be determined (waiting for confirmation)
The Sklare Law Merit Scholarship awards $750 to the winning student. A check will be sent to your law school's financial office to be used toward your educational expenses.
If you have Asperger's Syndrome and are currently attending or have been accepted to one of the law schools listed above, you are eligible for this scholarship award. All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Currently attending or accepted to one of the accredited law schools listed above during the 2017-2018 academic year
- In good academic standing at your current educational institution
- Willing to share your story with the public to inspire future law students living with Asperger's
- We may also request proof of your diagnosis.
Important information about eligibility: To apply, students must submit the essay, as well as evidence of an Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis. Please use the form below to apply. The form and application process is currently open for confirmed universities in the list above.
How To Apply
To apply, please submit in the form below an essay (no longer than 800 words) describing how you have thrived while living with Asperger's and your goals for your future law career. Submissions must be received no later than September 5, 2017. We will review these essays and inform the recipient of the award no later than September 25, 2017.
The Winning Essay
Richard Sklare will select the recipient of the award based on merit and the essay submission. Selection of the award recipient is his sole discretion. We are looking for a thoughtful, reflective essay that describes the unique situations you have faced as a result of Asperger's and how you thrived alongside those obstacles, challenges, or unique situations.
If you have any questions, please email our Chicago law firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.