2017 HIE Help Center Scholarship

As part of the HIE Help Center’s commitment to increasing awareness and understanding of preventable injuries like hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), we are pleased to announce the HIE Help Center Scholarship. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to an undergraduate or graduate student who is helping people impacted by injuries like HIE. Scholarship recipients may include the following groups of students:

  • Medical, nursing or rehabilitative medicine and therapy students
  • Students studying special education teaching, policy or law
  • Students aspiring to become caregivers or social workers
  • Students studying adaptive recreation specialists
  • Any other academic pursuit, goal, or experience that relates to neonatal injuries and/or disability

The 2017 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant, group or organization who submits the following required items by July 31, 2017.  Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Scholarship Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Not be a past, present or future client of Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
  • Be currently enrolled in college or a graduate program
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.75


Applicants must submit by July 31, 2017:

  1. A completed application (click here)
  2. Academic records
  3. An essay or creative project about your experience with birth injuries. Examples include videos, photographs with explanations, or any other creative submission you’d l
Additional Information: 
  1. photographs with explanations, or any other creative submission you’d like.


The completed application, creative project, and certified transcript should be emailed to:

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

  • Genevieve Kotasek
  • Attn: HIE Help Center Scholarship
    Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
    Bloomfield Hills Office
    122 Concord Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
Scholarship Amount: