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$1,000 College Scholarship Photo Essay Contest

The Orlando family law firm at the Law Offices of Sean Smallwood, P.A., has always believed in the importance of giving back to the community and understands the pitfalls that college students face when it comes to paying for an education. It is for that reason that we are offering a $1,000 annual scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of our photo essay contest pursuant to the criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a college or university for the 2015- 2016 school year
2. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
3. Any applicant under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
4. Applicants must submit their proposed submission to the email address below providing applicant’s name, address, and school currently attending.
5. Applicants must provide provide submissions via email in .jpeg format.
6. Photo essay contest deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015 and a winner to be chosen by January 15, 2016. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 college scholarship.

Submissions should be sent to scholarship@rightsforparents.org

View the official scholarship flyer here: Scholarship Flyer

Photo Essay Topic

Prospective applicants wishing to participate must submit a creatively made “photo essay” consisting of either a single photo, a collage, or short series of photos (1 to 5) that tells a story about the following issue:


One of the most heartbreaking aspects of a family law attorney’s job is witnessing firsthand the damage that can be caused to children when parents engage in needless legal battles and/or attempt to use the children as tools to either punish the other parent or by influencing children to not want to spend time with the other parent. The long term effects can be devastating to children when they are not given the opportunity to have a relationship with both parents. What do these effects on families look like? Use photos to tell your story. All applicants must strictly adhere to copyright laws and not submit other people’s work without proper authority to do so. Self-shot photos are preferred over other people’s work for that reason. (Please see additional terms below)

Upon closing of the application period a winner will be chosen based on Creativity, Originality, and Vision.

Application deadline: December 31, 2015


The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

Requirements

We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you.

Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer”

Judging Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.

Where: Please send your story to scholarship@robertreeveslaw.com

Deadline:The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2015.

You may send us your entry either as a link or attachment to your email. Include your name and contact information in the email.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) an undergraduate in their senior year who has applied or will apply to law school during 2015.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
  • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Reeves Law Group Law School Scholarship requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your entry (only one entry per law student is allowed).
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 300 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in the following format .PNG or .JPG.

Your application must be emailed no later than the December 15, 2015 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or mail after the judging has been completed.

Award distribution

The $2,500 award will be paid to the winner by January 15, 2016. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award.

Fine Print

Submissions: All content and creative work become the property of The Reeves Law Group upon submission and may be reposted or displayed online or through any media channels, in whole or part, without notification. When you send email communications to The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications.

By submitting an application, the applicant grants The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, applicant’s photo, and the winning entry in the firm’s website http://www.robertreeveslaw.com, and in other marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and related sites.


2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship

The 2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who has achieved high academic achievement, submitted an original essay, and is currently attending or has been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States, This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university that have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission). 

All information can be found by visiting https://www.goodmanacker.com/our-firm/community-involvement/scholarship-2015/ .

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

The law school scholarship contest is open to students across the United States, who meet any of the following requirements:

  • Students who are currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States. This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university and have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission)

  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Applicant is a US citizen.

Applicants will submit a completed application with their essay entry using our online form.

Judging Process

Essays will be judged by a panel from Goodman Acker and associated parties. Submissions will be judged on academic achievement and essay submission. Essay will be judged on creativeness, grammar, style, and originality. Judges will look for clear, original essays that are logically organized and well-supported.

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2015

Farzad Family Law Scholarship

As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.

2015 Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Award: $3,500

Application Deadline: Must be received by December 15, 2015

This scholarship is available to all college students or law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.

How to Apply

Please write an essay on the questions outlined below and provide us with proof of your current attendance at the college or university (for example, if you wish, by including your transcripts). Your response should be between 2,500 to 4,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced.

Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:

Email:
scholarship@farzadlaw.com

Mail:
Farzad Family Law, APC
1851 East 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705

You are required to include the following information in your application:

  • Your full name, address, and contact details including your phone number and email address.
  • A statement of your current academic status, as well as evidence that you are currently attending college or law school as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your most current undergraduate or law school transcript. You give us express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the college or university.
  • Your essay as a Word document, Pages (Mac) or PDF attachment. Essay’s in WordPerfect or any other form will not be accepted.

2015 Essay Question

The 2015 essay presents a challenging four part question:

1. Should a female victim of rape whose child was conceived through rape have the right to forever terminate the perpetrator’s parental rights in every respect? Assume for this question the perpetrator was criminally convicted of the rape.

2. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be the criminal conviction of the alleged perpetrator for rape?

3. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be that a non-biological parent (male or female) will also adopt the child (resulting in the child having two parents)?

4. Should the perpetrator of rape still be obligated to pay the victim child support throughout the child’s minority (which you can assume means under the age of 18) even if his parental rights are terminated?

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy: By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Farzad Family Law, APC, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on Farzadlaw.com or in other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Farzad Family Law, APC, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Farzad Family Law, APC, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.


THE SAMUEL KRUGLIAK LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

In 2003 the Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship was established to honor the firm’s founder, Sam Krugliak who passed away in April of that year. During his lifetime, Mr. Krugliak played active roles in the legal community serving as the past president of the Stark County Bar Association and former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Ohio Supreme Court. Giving back to the community and civic involvement continues to be an inherent aspect of the firm’s culture today. The Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship is awarded to law students on an annual basis.

Consideration will be given to applicants who

1) are currently enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;

2) have shown an active commitment to their community;

3) display strong academic achievement;

4) reside or have formerly resided in Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Holmes, Summit, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, or Mahoning Counties (the "Stark County Region") when not attending law school, and

5) desire to pursue the practice of law in the "Stark County Region."

Apply online here or applications can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.kwgd.com. Qualified candidates may submit an application online through the Firm’s website or by email to byeaman@kwgd.com, SUBJECT: Legal Scholarship or by mail to the attention of Legal Scholarship/BJY.


Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati Scholarship Information

The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) invites eligible law students to apply for scholarship(s). We anticipate that each scholarship will be equal to or greater than the $2,000.00 awarded for each scholarship last year. The selection of recipients will be made by the BLAC Scholarship Committee.

The selected recipients will be recognized and presented with their scholarships at BLAC’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. Each recipient will be asked to submit an appropriate photograph and biography for publication in our program booklet soon after the selection.

In addition to awarding three law student scholarships, we will present our distinguished service award and introduce graduating students from our two area law schools to the greater Cincinnati legal community. The black tie optional affair will be held in the spring (date to be determined). It is normally held on a Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner program, but the times may vary year to year. Approximately 400 lawyers, judges, law students, and friends attend our banquet each year.

See our Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Download our Scholarship Application.