FASD Awareness Month

FASD Awareness Month
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Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. is proudly participating in FASD Awareness Month, which takes place in September each year. Our mission is to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and celebrate the strengths, talents, and victories of the estimated one in twenty Americans who live with an FASD. This year holds special significance as it marks the 50th anniversary of FASD being recognized in the United States, first diagnosed in 1973, and we have exciting activities planned.
Throughout September, there are numerous opportunities to engage in advocacy, support, community, and awareness initiatives for FASD. On September 9th, we join the international community in observing FASD Awareness Day. On this day and throughout the month, we encourage everyone to get involved in spreading awareness and understanding about FASD.
At BMM., our attorneys and team members will be proudly participating in the #RedShoesRock campaign. By wearing red shoes, we aim to draw attention to the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy and its potential impact on the development of FASD.
We invite everyone to join us in this important cause as we work towards a more informed and compassionate society regarding #FASD. Together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this condition. Let’s rock our red shoes and spread the message far and wide throughout September!

Once a year, the law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns awards a $2,500 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship to a deserving student.

Orlando's First Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Clinic

About the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship

In 1979, the law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns was founded on the principles of respect, dignity, and fairness. We bring these qualities to every client we represent.

The firm’s partners decided it was important to also extend these principles beyond the scope of the firm’s practice. They created the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Scholarship to help anyone who has an interest in this seldom-talked-about disability personally or professionally to have access to higher education.

“We have a driving interest in bringing fairness to victims, and we could not think of any victim more deserving of our efforts than a newborn child,” said Spencer Munns, Partner at Bogin, Munns & Munns. “A baby born with FASD will suffer intellectual and developmental disabilities for the rest of their lives due to something that is completely preventable.”

For more information about FASD, or to see some of Spencer Munn’s involvement with FASD awareness, check out the links below:

Chasing Hope – FASD Awareness

The FASD Project

Proof Alliance – Want Proof?

“If we can draw awareness to the risks and dangers of alcohol exposure to the unborn fetus with this scholarship and help a deserving student fulfill their college education at the same time, we know our efforts will be well placed.”


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Eligibility Requirements for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship

College-bound students who want to apply for the Bogin, Munns & Munns Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 or higher GPA (application must include an official transcript)
  • Enrolled in or accepted at an accredited university or college or graduate school in the United States
  • Submission of an original essay on the topic outlined below
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Fill out and submit the application form on this page

Topic for Scholarship Application Essay

Please write a 1,000-word essay in response to the following essay topic:

In what ways has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affected you or why do you have a particular interest in the topic?

How have these challenges or your interest in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder shaped the future you see for yourself?

Please make sure to write about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (“FASD”) as opposed to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (“FAS”). FASD is commonly referred to as an “invisible disability” that may affect as many as 5% of newborn children. There is quite a bit of research and awareness around FAS. Unfortunately, children are born with FASD much more frequently than those born with FAS.

Save your essay as a PDF and upload it when you submit the application form on this page.

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How to Apply

Apply for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship by completing and submitting the form on this page, along with the essay and any other required documentation, by the June 15, 2023 deadline.

Any application we receive after the deadline date will not be considered for the Bogin, Munns & Munns Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship.

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.

Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Previous Winners

Announcements about the previous winners of our scholarship can be found by clicking one of the links below:

1. 2021 Winner: Ann Marie Gotthelf

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