The HIE Help Center will award one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a career in special education.
Applications are reviewed once a year, with the deadline of July 31st. The scholarship award will be granted by a panel of judges to an applicant who meets the requirements and submission instructions below.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in at an institution of higher education in the United States in special education.
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Cannot be a past, present, or future client of ABC Law Centers (law firm sponsor of the HIE Help Center).
Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed application (see “Submission” below)
- An academic transcript
- A response that answers the following prompt:
Why you are pursuing a career in special education?
You may choose to submit one of the following as your response:
- An essay of approximately 750 – 1,000 words. Please use 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double space your work. Also include your last name, page numbers, and the scholarship name in the header. Files must be in PDF format.
- A creative project. Examples can include, but are not limited to: photo projects; video or other multimedia presentations (videos not to exceed five minutes); creative writing; or performance pieces.
In order to fill out the scholarship Google form below, please make sure you are signed into your Google account. If you are not signed in, you will not be able to see the application below and submit your form. If you do not have a Google account, you may make a new one. Please note, there is no charge to create a Google account – it is free to everyone. Once you are signed into your account, please follow the instructions on the form below and submit when you are finished. You will receive a copy of your answers.
Apply for our scholarship or fill out the form below:
The $1,000 check will be made payable to the school or program in which the applicant is enrolled. We also publish a feature piece on the winner, including a short bio, their university name, and a photo. We also publish the winning essay or creative project if given permission by the winner, although this is not mandatory. You can read the past year’s winning entries below!
2021 Scholarship Winner: Henry Brophy, Niagara University
2020 Scholarship Winner: Emeizni Mandagi, University of Southern California