Disability Awareness Scholarship

John B. Fabriele, III, Esq. is an attorney in New Jersey who has devoted his career to protecting the Constitutional rights of individuals facing criminal charges. His love and study of the Constitution has been a driving force in his life. The Constitution, however, doesn’t only provide protections for individuals facing criminal charges. It also provides equal protection and substantive due process rights outside of the criminal justice system. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that has helped extend some of these rights and fill in the gaps where the Constitutional rights didn’t go far enough. Millions of Americans have benefited from the wide-ranging reforms under this law.

The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship for the winning applicant. The purpose of this scholarship is to bring awareness to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how it has helped, fallen short, or failed Americans.

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an institution of higher education in the Fall Semester of 2017. If the applicant is still awaiting admission or deciding on a school when submitting the application, that is fine. However, before granting the scholarship we will need to ensure that the applicant is enrolled for the Fall of 2017.
  • Applicants must submit a recent, unofficial transcript.
  • Applicants must submit a 500-word statement in response to the following prompt:

    From your own experience or that of a family member, please describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped, fallen short, or failed in protecting the rights of Americans with disabilities.


The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for the Fall of 2017. The deadline for submitting an application is May 31, 2017. The winner will be posted on the website during the summer of 2017. We will also post the winning scholarship on the website.

To submit an application: Mail your application to 197 State Route 18 South Suite 3000, #53 East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Address your letter to The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship.

All required items need to be enclosed in your letter.