Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Announces the Annual “Achievements and Abilities” Scholarship for Students with or Affected by Cerebral Palsy

The annual Achievements and Abilities scholarship is for financial assistance designed to simultaneously increase awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and celebrate the achievements and abilities of those with or affected by cerebral palsy. Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is influenced, in any way, by cerebral palsy.

The 2018 Achievements and Abilities Scholarship will be presented to a single applicant who submits the required application and its accompanying essay by the deadline, July 31, 2018.

Download Official Application


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Scholarship is not available to present or future clients of Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys.
  • Applicant must:
    • Be seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student)
    • Have cerebral palsy or have a family member with cerebral palsy
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • *Local Michigan applicants preferred


Applicants must submit by 5 p.m. (CST) July 31, 2018:

  • A completed application (click here for the Achievements and Abilities Scholarship Application Form)
  • A certified copy of the student’s academic records
  • Evidence of diagnosis from doctor or medical center (if applicable)
  • The Project: One (1) of the following:
    • An essay not exceeding two typed, single-spaced pages describing the applicant’s relation to cerebral palsy. Examples of topics may include how cerebral palsy has impacted the applicant or their immediate family, or how cerebral palsy and/or disabilities have affected the applicant’s life in another way.
    • A different creative project describing the above. Examples can include, but are not limited to:
      • Photo projects
      • Video or other multimedia presentations
      • Creative writing
      • Performance pieces
  • A short explanation of what they plan to do with the scholarship funds. Examples may include:
    • Use of scholarship funds for tuition in higher education (for high school seniors accepted into college, undergraduate applicants and graduate applicants)
    • For applicants who plan to apply the funds to non-tuition purposes such as other academic pursuits (such as camps, enrichment courses, or other programs) or personal projects (such as the development of new technology, charity projects, etc.):
      • Applicant must clearly outline the following:
        • Purpose of project
        • Demonstrable benefit of project
        • A clear step-by-step execution plan

The completed application, essay or multimedia project and certified transcript should be emailed to:

Genevieve Kotasek (gkotasek@abclawcenters.com)
[Subject Line] Achievements and Abilities Scholarship Application Materials

For materials that cannot be sent electronically (such as official transcripts or certain creative projects), applicants may send materials to:

Genevieve Kotasek
Attn: Scholarship Application (Achievements and Abilities Scholarship)
122 Concord Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys will announce the winner of the Achievements and Abilities scholarship winner on August 31st, 2018.

This $1,000 scholarship must be used for university tuition and/or related academic expenses, or for projects with a demonstrable benefit for an individual or individuals with cerebral palsy. A $1,000 check will be made payable to the scholarship recipient’s school for the use of the aforementioned purposes.

Scholarship recipients will provide all necessary personal information to Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys and authorize the firm to publish the name and essays of the winners on one or more firm websites and marketing materials. Upon accepting the scholarship, the applicant will allow Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys to use his or her name, university, and picture to announce the scholarship winners.

Achievements and Abilities Scholarship | Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

Past Winners

Tavis Root (2017)

Congratulations, Tavis Root!








Kate Battoe (2016)

Kate Battoe | 2016 "Achievements and Abilities" Scholarship Winner









Christine Hann (2015)

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