For 2016 The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.
Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, we feel fortunate to be advocates in the justice system for those who have no voice of their own. Helping people in need by providing them with our resources and expertise in the legal system is one of our greatest rewards.
America has a superb justice system, but it could use more exceptional individuals with a passion for improving the conditions of the less fortunate, via the legal system and other means. For our fourth annual scholarship contest, we are pleased to support a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate.
Tell us about such deeds, including contributions you may have made or are currently making to help a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Tell us also how you intend to use your legal training to advance those goals.
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, please provide your entry in a 750-1000 words essay, or a Prezi presentation. Graphic or creative presentations are welcome.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered.
Scholarship Dates and Submission
When: We are now accepting submissions.
Where: Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline:The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2016.
You may send us your entry either as a link or attachment to your email. Include your name, mobile phone number and contact information in the email.
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 student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.
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, 2016 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or U.S. mail after the judging has been completed.
The $3,000 award will be paid to the winner by January 15, 2017. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award.
Use of Award Monies
The award winner understands and represents that the scholarship monies will be sent directly to the winner’s school and shall be used only for education-related purposes, such as tuition, books, etc.
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 (The Reeves Law Group), and in other marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and related sites. The winning applicant also agrees to assist The Reeves Law Group and its agents with any tasks that the law firm deems reasonable or necessary to help with the above and other promotional activities.