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Marc Whitehead & Associates, a National Disability Law Firm, Awards Scholarship to Disabled Student

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MarcWhitehead & Associates, a Houston-based law firm thatspecializes in obtaining disability compensation, announced today thewinning applicant of the FloraMarie Jenkins Scholarship as part of their efforts to assistdisabled students future success.

Marc Whitehead & Associates observes firsthand the unique challengesthat disabled men and women face each day, and the strength andperseverance necessary to overcome obstacles. The Flora Marie Jenkinsscholarship awards money to aspiring individuals with disabilities whowish to further their education. Julia LiPuma, a student at Universityof Delaware, was awarded the $5000 scholarship. Scholarship funds may beused to assist with tuition, books and related educational expenses atqualifying undergraduate institutions, and in the curriculum of theirchoice.

LiPuma is studying psychology with plans to help people withdisabilities professionally. She began her studies by enrolling in theuniversity’s Get Ahead program, which is offered to incoming freshmanwho want to get a jump-start on their degree. Currently, she iscontinuing her Freshman year studies by taking 12 more credits at theUniversity of Delaware.

The scholarship is named after the late mother-in-law of Marc Whitehead,founding partner of Marc Whitehead & Associates. “She had a heart ofgold,” said Tina Whitehead, Marc’s wife and Flora Marie Jenkins’daughter. “She worked hard for those who couldn’t speak up forthemselves, and would be so honored to know her name is on a scholarshipthat provides students with disabilities the financial support to maketheir higher education possible.”

Those interested in applying to the scholarship program must be U.S.citizens or legal permanent U.S. residents with a documented disability,and accepted or enrolled at an institution of higher learning.

About Marc Whitehead & Associates

Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law is based in Houston, Texasand founded on the principles of skill, integrity and professionalism.The law firm has been in business for 25 years, and prides itself ondelivering exceptional personal service and unparalleled results inobtaining disability compensation for veterans, claimants of long termdisability insurance, and individuals who are disabled and eligible toapply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income.

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