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.”

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.