Once a year, the law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns awards a $2,500 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship to a deserving student.
The deadline for entries for the 2024 scholarship is July 15, 2024.
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:
“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.”
Eligibility Requirements for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship
Interested 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 to an accredited university, college, or graduate school in the United States
- Submission of an original video OR 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
Bogin, Munns & Munns invites students to complete either a 1-2-minute video OR a 1,000-word essay in response to the following 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 address 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.
Upon scripting, shooting, and editing their videos, students should post them as unlisted videos on YouTube. Students can then submit a link to their video through the form available on this page.
Students who choose to write an essay are advised to save it in PDF format and upload it when they submit the application form on this page.
How to Apply
Apply for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship by completing and submitting the form on this page, along with the video or essay and any other required documentation, by the July 15, 2024 deadline.
We will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2024.
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.
Announcements about the previous winners of our scholarship can be found by clicking one of the links below:
1. 2021 Winner: Ann Marie Gotthelf
2. 2023 Winner: Allen Hankins