Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship Winners

2019 Winner: Shannon Savinsky

My name is Shannon Savinsky and I reside in Macomb, MI. I am a graduate student at Wayne State University in the city of Detroit, MI where I am in the advanced Master of Social Work program. When my father experienced a catastrophic stroke when I was 8 years old, he was left paralyzed and unable to speak or care for himself. Throughout the years, I have witnessed some of the hardships that individuals with disabilities may face. Since then, I have dedicated my education and career to working with this population. I currently work as a social worker for individuals with disabilities where I advocate for their equal rights and ensure they are being treated with dignity and respect at all times. I also intern at a juvenile detention facility where I provide clinical therapy to adolescents and prepare them to have a successful transition back into the community. In my free time I enjoy reading and participating in volunteer activities.

Reaction Statement 

Being chosen as the recipient of the Price Benowitz 2019 Social Justice Scholarship is truly an honor. This award has provided me with a chance to pursue my educational goals and has decreased the financial burdens that are associated with continuing education. Receiving this award plays a major role in my journey to fight for the rights of individuals with disabilities. I greatly appreciate the Price Benowitz LLP for their generous support as I continue my dreams.