HIE Help Center Scholarship

Scholarship & Organization Overview:
The HIE Help Center is pleased to offer an annual scholarship for a student (or a small team of students) who is committed to helping people with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), or another neonatal injury. Being personally impacted by HIE or another disability is not a requirement, as the scholarship focuses on the applicant’s goals to support those who are affected. However, students with disabilities are certainly welcome and encouraged to apply. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a student or small group of students collaborating on a project.

Website: The 2019 HIE Help Center Scholarship
Application: Download Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S citizen or legal resident
  • Not be a past, present, or future client of Reiter & Walsh, P.C. (the firm sponsoring the HIE Help Center)
  • Be seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.75

Required Documents:

  • A completed application (click here)
  • Academic records (transcripts)
  • An essay OR creative project about your experience with birth injuries. Examples include: videos, photographs with explanations, or any other creative submission you’d like.

Please note: Although our internal team will be selecting finalists, we will leave determination of the winner up to our readers (in an online voting system). Therefore, to apply for this scholarship, you must consent to have your essay/creative project published on our website and social media accounts. The rest of your materials (application form and transcripts) will remain confidential.

The application materials (listed above) should be emailed to:

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

  • Genevieve Kotasek
    Attn: HIE Help Center Scholarship
    122 Concord Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304