The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is excited to announce that University of Maryland student John Dutan is the 2018 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism winner! It’s never easy to select a winner out of so many excellent applications, and we can’t wait to see how John grows throughout his pursuit of higher education.
2018 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism winner John Dutan
“I would like to thank you for all your help, as well as The Perecman Firm’s contribution to my education,” John said. “I certainly cherish the honor it is to receive a prestigious scholarship, especially one in honor of a brilliant young man as Avonte Oquendo.”
The Perecman Firm began the Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism in memory of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old non-verbal autistic boy who tragically died after wandering off during the school day in 2013. You can learn more about Avonte and his family’s story here.
The Perecman Firm would like to thank all of this year’s applicants for taking the time to submit to the Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism. Applications for next year’s scholarship will open in January of 2019, and we can’t wait to read them all!