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Thomas Law Offices Offering $1,000 College Scholarship

Thomas Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, is offering a once-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. The rising costs of education are continuing to be a hardship many students struggle to overcome. Our Louisville personal injury lawyers believe that by helping students overcome those struggles, our world can become a brighter place for future generations. This scholarship gives us an opportunity to do just that.

We first started the scholarship in 2016.

The current open submission period is for Fall 2021.
Applications must be received on or by the end of day on Friday, July 16th, 2021. Our cutoff time is 11:59 PM EST.

Scholarship Details and Guidelines

  • Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States. The school must be in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
  •  Transfer students are also eligible to apply, as long as they are new to the facility they are entering.
  • As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy (PDF or JPG/PNG) of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead—from that college. If you do not have your letter, we also accept other forms of proof, including an email from the college stating you’ve been accepted for your first year, digital transcripts, or a screencap of your first course load.

Essay Topic

To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay in response to this quote:

What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?

This one will challenge your creativity a bit! You’re free to take any angle you wish.

Once the application period closes, Thomas Law Offices will determine a winner based on the following factors: feasibility, originality, creativity, and the applicant’s level of knowledge in the topic as well as their ability to write a well-crafted essay. We aren’t necessarily looking for an “A”-grade essay from an English or law student, but rather an essay that explores the topic uniquely.

By submitting your essay to us, you agree that your essay may be featured on our blog. We will publish the winning essay. Published essays may appear with minor edits in place.

Application Instructions

  • To submit your application, email us the completed essay, a digital copy of the acceptance letter from your college or graduate school verifying your first-year status (details noted above), and some brief information about yourself to scholarship@thomaslawoffices.com. You may also attach a photo, if you wish.
  • 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 2021 Scholarship” (Example: Huckleberry Finn Fall 2021 Scholarship”)

Other rules to note:

  • Please attach all of your documentation to a single email containing everything you need to enter. Check that all information is correct before sending.
  • Please write about our chosen topic. We will ignore essays that don’t have anything to do with the topic.
  • We will NOT be replying to most emails we receive. We simply get far too many. Please don’t send follow-up emails asking if we’ve received yours.
  • Please read this page carefully and follow all the steps. We will not have time to answer most questions that get sent to us.
  • Proofread everything before sending!

Failing to follow the above instructions may disqualify your application.

Send all completed applications to scholarship@thomaslawoffices.com. Remember, the due date is Friday, July 16th, 2021! We look forward to reading your applications!

List of Past Winners

Spring 2017: Chelsea Sumner of Connecticut – Read Chelsea’s essay
Fall 2017: Stephanie Javarauckas – Read Stephanie’s essay
Spring 2018: Jasmine Josh of Pennsylvania – Read Jasmine’s essay
Fall 2018: Yu Ying Mei of New York – Read Yu’s essay
Fall 2019: Amy Loper of Oregon – Read Amy’s essay
Fall 2020: Peter Tam of New York – Read Peter’s essay 

Meet Your Team

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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