College students today face many obstacles. One of those obstacles in paying for school. Paying for tuition, books, and food can get costly for students. At the Solomon Law Group in Columbia, SC, we value higher education and want to support those who pursue it.
That’s why we’re offering a once-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently in or plan to start their first year of college or graduate school. Our lawyers are committed to helping students with their academics and investing in a better future.
The current open submission period is for Fall 2019. Applications are due by Friday, July 12th, 2019.
What Are the Scholarship Rules?
- Students can be attending or planning to attend their first year of college or graduate school.
- The school must be in the United States.
- To receive scholarship funds, you must be living in the United States (with a U.S. mailing address) at the time of the scholarship’s due date.
- Proof of your first-year standing. Submit a digital copy of your college acceptance letter, including the college letterhead.
- Applications are due by Friday, July 12thth, 2019.
Submit a 500+ word essay on this topic:
How can we better utilize popular entertainment and media (movies, TV shows, online media, video games, etc.) to educate the general public about vital issues?
The Solomon Law Group will determine a winner after the application closes. We’re not necessarily looking for the perfect A+ essay, we’re looking for a well-written essay that approaches this topic from a unique, creative, and feasible perspective.
If you submit your essay to us, you’re giving us the right to feature your essay on our blog. We’re going to publish the winning essay as well as other finalist essays. They may have minor edits when they’re published.
The Application Process
When you submit your application and essay, you should send in the following:
- Your completed essay
- A digital copy of the college acceptance letter to prove it’s your first year
- A short bio
Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body of your email, you MUST include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school.
The essay MUST be attached as either a .DOCX or .PDF. Please adhere to MLA formatting guidelines (12 pt. font, Times New Roman or another easily-legible font, double-spacing, etc.) when submitting your essay to us. Please cite any sources used.
Your subject line in your email MUST start with your name then be followed by “Fall 2019 Scholarship” (Example: “Clark Kent Fall 2019 Scholarship”)
Failing to follow the above instructions may disqualify your application.
If you have any questions, ask us at email@example.com. We’re looking forward to reading your applications!
List of Past Winners:
Fall 2018: Kimberly Marie Hasse of Arizona – Read her essay here