The information below is a select, abbreviated list of available scholarships.  Please contact for further information on these and other opportunities.

Sponsor: Marsala Law Group 

Scholarship:  Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship

Detailed Description: Each semester, our criminal defense firm offers college students the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 through the  Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship. Attorney Dominick Marsala understands how difficult it can be to pursue personal interests outside of school and work, and he believes it is incredibly valuable to maintain such hobbies throughout your life, despite challenging transitions and busy schedules. Through the Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship, our firm works to provide students with financial assistance to help them pursue their goals and passions

Requirements:  To be considered for the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship, students must submit a video of 3 minutes or less answering the following prompt:

  • "Making time for hobbies can greatly benefit a person and ensure that they are focused on what is important to them. What would you consider to be your lifelong hobby? How have you maintained this hobby throughout your life, and how do you plan to continue to make time for it while also pursuing a higher education, working, and/or focusing on other priorities? How has this hobby helped you to excel in other areas of your life?" 

Additionally, applications must include the student's contact information, proof of enrollment, and proof of GPA. 


  • Student has a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Student is enrolled at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2024 semester
  • Student is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Student is a permanent resident or citizen of the United States

Selection Criteria: For the  Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship, we will judge each application and select one recipient every semester based on these criteria: 

  • Student meets all requirements
  • Video is creative, original, and of high quality
  • Video answers prompts clearly and effectively 

Deadline: February 26, 2024  

If you have any questions about our scholarship or how to apply, please contact our team via email at  

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C.  

Scholarship: The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship 

Detailed Description: Attorney Bobby Devadoss and the team at The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C. offer legal representation to clients facing complex and unique federal labor and employment law cases. The Devadoss Law Firm believes in standing up for what is right, and we will fight vigorously to defend our clients’ constitutional and civil rights.

This upcoming semester, the Dallas law firm is offering The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship. Our award is worth $1000 and is available to current and aspiring law school students who appreciate the importance of civil rights in the workforce.

We are proud to provide future lawyers the opportunity to make their education more affordable and to inspire them to explore civil rights issues within the millennial workforce.

Requirements:   Each applicant must submit the required materials in order to have their application reviewed by our scholarship team. All students are asked to provide proof of enrollment and their contact information. Additionally, applications must include a submission in the format of a video (approximately 5 minutes or less) or an essay (1000 words or less) discussing the following questions:

Q1: "What are the most important civil rights issues that affect millennial workers?" 

Q2: "Do millennials need to be better informed about how they can protect their rights in the workplace?" 

Q3: "How can workers make sure they understand their rights and the ways they can protect themselves?" 


  • Must be a current or aspiring law student
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be at least 17 years of age

Selection Criteria: Our scholarship team spends substantial amounts of time and effort reviewing each application. While reviewing each application, we keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Does the video or essay submission answer each question thoroughly and clearly?
  • Is the video or essay submission creative, thoughtful, and well organized?
  • Does the student meet all application requirements? 

Deadline: March 5, 2024  

We will announce The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship Winner by April 5, 2024.

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: Salvi & Maher, LLP. 

Scholarship: Law School Opportunity Scholarship 

Detailed Description: At Salvi & Maher, LLP, our Chicagoland attorneys are driven by results and justice. We are passionate about leaving a positive impact on the legal profession and the lives of our clients. Our firm hopes to make meaningful contributions to the legal profession by helping students pursue a career in law. Through the Salvi & Maher, LLP Scholarship, our legal practice presents current and prospective students with the chance to win $1,000 to supplement their educational expenses. While we appreciate the difference young leaders can make across the legal profession, we also greatly understand the costs of education. By providing this scholarship opportunity, we aim to assist law students in reaching their full potential. 

Requirements:   To be considered for our Law School Opportunity Scholarship, applicants must submit the following: 

  • contact information
  • headshot
  • proof of enrollment;
  • and a video submission (of 5 minutes or less) answering the prompt below:
    • "What unique perspective will you bring to the legal field? How will this perspective help you to achieve your goals as a legal professional?" 

Eligibility: Our scholarship award is available to students who will be attending college or university in the United States for the Spring 2024 semester. The applying student must also meet these qualifications:

  • Is planning to pursue or is currently pursuing a degree in law 
  • Is a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be at least 17 years of age or older

Selection Criteria: Please allow our scholarship team approximately one month to review all applications and select our winner. We hope to notify the award recipient before April 8, 2024. When reviewing applications, we consider several factors, including: 

  • Does the student's video meet the time limit and answer the prompt appropriately?
  • Is the student's video creative, of high quality, and well-structured? 
  • Does the student meet all application requirements? 

Deadline: March 7, 2024  

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: The National Association of Bond Lawyer (NABL) 

Scholarship: 2024 Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Detailed Description: The National Association of Bond Lawyers () is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law students through the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program to attend The Essentials 2024 conference. NABL exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance. NABL pursues its mission in several ways, including providing several annual educational programs relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations. A flagship educational program, The Essentials is designed for municipal finance professionals and market participants seeking a basic knowledge of municipal bond law and related municipal finance issues. This highly engaging conference will be held April 10-12, 2024, at the Courtland Grand Hotel in Atlanta, GA. View the agenda and conference details here

Requirements: To be eligible to receive a scholarship, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or Masters of Law Program at an accredited law school located within the United States of America. 

  • Completed application 
  • Proof of current student enrollment in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or Master of Law (LL.M.) Program at an accredited law school located within the United States of America
  • Official law school transcript
  • Current resume 

Each Scholarship Includes:

(a) a waiver of the enrollment fee to the conference

(b) complimentary hotel lodging at the Courtland Grand
(c) reimbursement of roundtrip airfare and

(d) reimbursement of ground transportation to and from the scholarship recipient’s departing airport and to and from Atlanta Hartsfield airport.

Deadline: March 8, 2024  

Completed application and all forms required by the application may be mailed to National Association of Bond Lawyers, Attention:  Linda H. Wyman, Chief Operating Officer, 1775 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 950, Washington, DC 20006, or e-mailed to  

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Sponsor: Arnold & Porter 

Scholarship: 2024 Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Detailed Description: The Arnold & Porter 1L Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship will be awarded to first-year law students whose values and experiences align with the firm’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Each $10,000 scholarship is paid directly to the scholarship recipients law schools to defray the  tuition costs for their second academic year.


  • Candidates must submit a current resume, an official law school transcript, and a personal statement that goes beyond their resume and describes their unique personal history.
  • Candidates may also submit a separate optional statement (limited to 500 words) demonstrating a financial need for the scholarship.


  • Candidates must be first-year law students in good standing pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Candidates must have a strong academic record and experience demonstrating great promise for a successful career in the legal profession.
  • Candidates must demonstrate how they meaningfully contribute to advancing diversity and inclusion in their law school or in their community and commit to continued contributions upon entering the legal profession.
  • The scholarship is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy and childbirth (including breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws, rules or regulations.
  • While the firm may also consider a student’s need for financial assistance, such need

is not required to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Deadline: March 11, 2024  

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Sponsor: Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. 

Scholarship:  Striving Solo Parent Scholarship  

Detailed Description: Attorney Bacalis often provides legal services to single parents, and he has come to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into raising children on your own. Since Fall 2022, Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. has offered a scholarship of $1,000 each semester to a single parent who is returning to school to pursue a college degree. We hope that the Striving Solo Parent Scholarship allows single parents easier access to higher education. 

Requirements:  Every application must include the following information: applicant’s contact information, unofficial academic transcript, proof of enrollment, and consent to publish the submitted essay. To apply to our Striving Solo Parent Scholarship, please submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words responding to ONE of the following prompts:

  • "As a single parent, what do you expect to be the biggest benefits of pursuing a higher education at this time in your life? Before beginning your academic journey, what risks did you consider, and what do you think will be your most daunting challenges? How do you plan to address and overcome those factors?"


  • "How has your experience as a single parent inspired you to pursue a higher education? What do you hope to teach your child(ren) as you go through this experience? How will obtaining further education benefit you and your family?"

Eligibility: The Daniel R. Bacalis Striving Solo Parent Scholarship was created with the intent to offer financial relief to single parents pursuing a higher education. To be eligible for our award, you must be a single parent, and you must also meet the following criteria: 

  • You will be enrolled in an accredited university or college within the United States for the Spring 2024 semester.
  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States.
  • You achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in your most recently completed academic semester. 

Selection Criteria: Each application will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Applicant provided all necessary materials
  • Applicant's essay is written professionally and thoughtfully 
  • Applicant's essay demonstrates creativity and originality 

Deadline: March 14, 2024

To apply for our scholarship, please follow the instructions and submit all materials by March 14, 2024. Please send all inquiries to

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) 

Scholarship:  The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy 

Detailed Description: The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a moderate to profound hearing loss who are attending an accredited law school full-time. The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy was established to recognize the late George H. Nofer’s service and generosity to AG Bell and to the fields of law and deafness research and education. Mr. Nofer, who at the time of his death was a retired partner of the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia, was a former member of the AG Bell board of directors.


  • You use listening and spoken language as your primary mode of communication.
  • You have a pre-lingual hearing loss (diagnosed prior to your fourth birthday).
  • Your hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderately-severe to profound range.
  • You have been accepted at or are enrolled in an accredited law school as a full-time student for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Please return your letter of recommendation and cover sheet in a sealed envelope to the applicant as quickly as possible so that the applicant is not disqualified due to a late or incomplete application. If you prefer, you may mail the cover sheet and recommendation letter directly to AG Bell at 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. The cover sheet is a required element for recommendations – letters not accompanied by a cover sheet will not be accepted. 

Amount: $5,000

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Sponsor: Pullan & Young 

Scholarship:  Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners' Families Scholarship 

Detailed Description:  Both Corey Young and Tracy Pullan have dedicated a substantial amount of their careers to defending individuals accused of criminal offenses. At Pullan & Young, we understand how devastating these cases can be for the children and loved ones of those who have been accused of crimes, especially when a person ends up getting convicted. The Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship was established to help students who have loved ones who have been convicted of criminal offenses. We believe that every student should have access to an education, regardless of their circumstances, and our goal is to help make college more accessible and affordable for those affected by incarceration in their family. Each semester, Pullan & Young aims to help these students achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student per semester.

Requirements:  If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please fill out the digital application toward the bottom of this page in its entirety. Along with the application, each applicant must submit an essay of approximately 500 words answering the following prompt:

"Describe the challenges you have faced as a student with a loved one who has been incarcerated and how you have worked or continue to work to overcome these issues. Furthermore, explain why this scholarship is important to you and how it will make a difference in your life." 

The application also requires the following materials:

  • Proof of enrollment
  • Student headshot 
  • Consent to publish your essay and share your name and photo upon winning the award


  • Applicants must have a parent or family member who has been incarcerated
  • Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited college or university within the United States for the Spring 2024 semester
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application

Deadline: March 18, 2024

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach us by email at  

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: Addair Law 

Scholarship:  2024 Public Spirit Scholarship 

Detailed Description: At Addair Law, we are passionate about getting involved and supporting community members. We have a strong commitment to serving others and have seen how performing civic duties improves the lives of individuals and the greater community. People are generally inspired to give back to their community for many different reasons and would like to hear from students about what motivates them to give back or be active citizens. That is why we are proud to bring back our Public Spirit Scholarship.

We want to hear from students interested in public welfare and improving their community for this scholarship. We ask applicants to discuss their involvement in their community, any organizations they are involved in, and the academic value they have learned and/or gained from giving back to others. Some examples of civic involvement include but are not limited to voting, volunteering at a local or nonprofit organization, coaching for a community sports league, tutoring, or fundraising for a charity. 

Requirements:  The candidate must submit a 750 – 1000 word essay response to the prompt: Students should discuss their involvement in their community, any organizations they are involved in, and what they have learned and gained from giving back to others. 

  • The candidate must submit a resumé listing their professional and academic experience.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.


  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2024 school year.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to by March 31st, 2024. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered. Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Addair Law- 2024 Public Spirit Scholarship Application.”

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (NYIPLEF)

Scholarship:  2024 NYIPLEF Diversity Scholarship 

Detailed Description: NYIPLEF’s Diversity Scholarship provides funds to law students from a broad range of backgrounds who will contribute to creating a more diverse student body, currently enrolled in a J.D. at an accredited law school in the New York area (including Connecticut and New Jersey), in good academic standing, and demonstrating intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law. The scholarship is intended to be used by the law student for tuition and expenses related to attending law school. Scholarship awards are made at the full and sole discretion of NYIPLEF.

Requirements & Eligibility:  By submitting an application, a Scholarship Applicant certifies that they meet the following application requirements and are submitting the following supporting documents:

  • Have the intention to pursue a full-time career in intellectual property law
  • Currently attending an accredited law school (rising 2L or 3L) in the greater New York area, and in good academic standing
  • No family relationship to an officer or director of NYIPLEF
  • Submission of a professional resume including academic highlights, work experience and extracurricular activities
  • Undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school OFFICIAL transcripts reflecting academic accomplishment
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
  • A short (500 word maximum) essay by the applicant that summarizes their interest in intellectual property law and answers the following questions: How would receiving this scholarship impact your ability to complete law school and pursue a career in intellectual property law? Please share any personal experiences where you have encountered adversity and/or demonstrated resilience, and explain how these experiences have shaped your perspective on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • Essay should identify the applicant’s name, telephone number and e-mail
  • A written commitment to use scholarship funds solely for tuition and expenses related to attending law school
  • Possess a desire to contribute and enhance a diverse and inclusive law school and legal community

Deadline: April 5, 2024

Remit completed application via e-mail
or mail to:
NYIPLEF Executive Office
229 Seventh Street, Suite 202
Garden City, NY 11530 

Amount: $10,000

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Sponsor: The New York Bar Foundation and The Law Firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English, & Klein, P.C. 

Scholarship:  Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship 

Detailed Description: The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills. Previous winners of this scholarship have gone on to hold positions at law firms such as Cravath and Cadwalader, and as in-house counsel at organizations including Cancer Genetics, Inc. and NY Arc. An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship. 

Eligibility:  The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2024 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.  

Requirements: Your submission must include the following, as three separate PDF documents:

  1. 1. Application Form
  2. 2. Cover Page
  3. 3. Essay - The essay must display excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills and the topic must relate to the law.  Motions or Briefs will not be accepted. Papers must be no less than 10 double-spaced pages and no more than 25 double-spaced pages (including footnotes, which may be single-spaced) on an 8 ½ by 11 inch document with one-inch margins. The first page must include the title of the essay. All pages must be numbered. The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the essay. If the essay is prepared for academic credit, it is eligible for submission only if submitted for credit during the current academic year (fall 2023/spring 2024). If the essay was prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school, it is not eligible for consideration. 

Deadline: April 5, 2024

E-mail applications to: Please include ‘Meyer Scholarship” on the subject line.

Amount: $5,000

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Sponsor: The Hatton Law Firm PLLC 

Scholarship: Aspire Higher Scholarship 

Detailed Description: At The Hatton Law Firm PLLC, our team understands the difficulties that many families face and the issues that affect parents as they work to provide for their children’s needs. Our experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries has given us an appreciation of the sacrifices that parents regularly make to better the lives of their children. We also know the importance of a college education, especially for those who come from low-income households and who are looking to pursue opportunities and improve the lives of themselves and their families. To help people in these situations, we have created The Hatton Law Firm Aspire Higher Scholarship, which provides $1,000 each semester to a college student from a low-income family. The deadline to apply for our Spring 2024 scholarship is April 8, 2024.

Requirements:  All applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less answering the following prompt:

 "What do you aspire to be? How do you plan to use your college degree to further your career and achieve your life goals?"

Applicants must also submit the following: 

  • Proof of enrollment to an undergraduate or graduate program, which may include an acceptance letter or an official transcript.
  • A statement of financial need explaining why assistance is necessary to ensure that they can pursue a college education. 


  • An applicant must be from a low-income family with an annual income of less than $80,000.
  • An applicant must be at least 17 years old.
  • An applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

Selection Criteria:  Our scholarship team carefully evaluates each application to ensure that a person has met all eligibility requirements. We will review the submitted essays and select a winner based on the quality of the writing and the demonstrated need for financial assistance.

We will review all applications as soon as possible after they are submitted. We expect to announce a winner within 30 days after the scholarship application deadline.

Deadline: April 8, 2024  

 Please review the eligibility requirements for our scholarship. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact us at

Amount: $1,000

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Sponsor: American Bar Association (ABA)  

Scholarship: 2024 Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund 

Detailed Description: The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students who are underrepresented in the legal profession to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. While the scholarship is not limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, foreign students studying in the United States are not eligible.

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school.  An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.  Although each recipient will not need to reapply for the scholarship in his or her second and third year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved, the student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available.

Requirements:   It is important for every applicant to complete all portions of the application and ensure that all required materials, including at least two letters of recommendation, are submitted ahead of the deadline. Financial information for the applicant and his or her parents is required to evaluate the applicant’s financial need.

Eligibility: In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarships.  

Deadline: April 15, 2024  

A committee of ABA members will select the recipients.  The decisions of the committee are final.

Amount: $5,000

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Sponsor: Groth & Associates

Scholarship: Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship Scholarship  

Detailed Description: At Groth & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we believe people deserve a second chance. Life naturally has many ups and downs. We make mistakes but learn from them and alter our lives for the better. We all make mistakes, and as a criminal defense firm, we believe we all deserve the opportunity to learn from our actions and change for the better. As Maya Angelou once said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  

Requirements:  Students who meet the scholarship’s eligibility criteria and want to apply for the scholarship must take the following steps:

  • Shoot, edit, and upload a 30-60 second video answering the scholarship’s questions
    • What hardship have you faced?
    • How did that hardship stand out in your life?
    • What steps did you take to overcome that hardship?
    • Who, if anyone, made overcoming that hardship easier?
    • Did that hardship change your plans for the future?
    • How do you think the lessons you learned might shape your academic career?
  • Upload a copy of an unofficial transcript
  • Upload proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college, university, or graduate school

Proof of enrollment/acceptance can include a student ID, letter of acceptance, or other notice featuring the school’s masthead. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students can all apply for Groth & Associates’ “Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship” scholarship so long as they meet the following requirements:

  • The student has a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The student is enrolled in or accepted at a United States accredited college, university, or graduate school
  • The student agrees to the scholarship’s terms and conditions
  • The student submits all necessary application materials by the scholarship’s deadline

Deadline: July 15, 2024  

Amount: $1,000

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