High school students deserve to have the chance to pursue higher education. At Shrager & Sachs, a personal injury law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we believe in helping students achieve this goal. This is why we’re offering a once-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are planning to attend or are in their first year of undergraduate or graduate school.
We understand that for many students, finances are a major issue when trying to take the next educational step. We’ve started this scholarship to help remove that barrier and aid students in their pursuit of higher learning. Our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia firmly believe that investing in students will help lead to a better tomorrow and brighter future.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2019 semester.
Applications are due Friday, July 12, 2019.
Applicants will need to submit an essay on the topic below, as well as adhere to the guidelines listed below.
Your Essay Prompt
To be eligible for the scholarship, you will need to write a unique 500+ word essay on the following topic:
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Your essay will be looked at for the following criteria: Clarity, creativity, uniqueness, and it should be well-thought out and written. This doesn’t mean that only the best essay writers should apply—we’re looking for the writer who combines the above elements in an essay that grabs our attention and makes us think.
Are You Eligible for the Scholarship?
Check the following guidelines to see if you’re eligible for the Fall 2019 Scholarship.
- The applicant must currently be in their first year or plan on attending undergraduate or graduate school for their first year.
- The school must be in the United States.
- You must have a United States mailing address and be living in the U.S. by the essay’s due date.
- You must prove your first-year status. Attach a digital copy of your acceptance letter. Make sure the college letterhead is visible.
- The application due date is Friday, July 12, 2019.
How Do You Apply?
Your essay should be about 500+ words and written in MLA format, including a Works Cited page should you need one. You need to attach this essay as a .DOCX or .PDF. Any essays that do not follow the formatting rules will be dismissed without review.
Your application should include: Your acceptance letter that shows the college letterhead, your essay, and a short bio about yourself. In the body of the email, you must provide the following info: Name, address, phone number, where you currently go to school, and where you plan to go to school.
The email subject line should be your name and include Fall 2019 Scholarship. Example: Jane Austen Fall 2019 Scholarship.
Please take note that when you submit your essay to us, we may publish it on our blog. Typically, the winning essay and other honorable mentions may be featured. The essays published on our blog may contain edits.
Applications or questions about the scholarship should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We eagerly anticipate reading your essays!