Thomas Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, is offering a twice-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/spring semester. The rising costs of education are continuing to be a hardship many students struggle to overcome. Our Louisville, KY 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 and it was tremendously successful. We’re happy to announce that we’re continuing it in 2017 and beyond. The current open submission period is for Fall 2017.
7/21/2017 Update: We are currently starting to look over the Fall 2017 applications. If you haven’t already applied, keep those applications coming in until August 1st. Expect results to be released within the first couple weeks of August. Check back after August 1st to see information on the scholarship for Spring 2018 which will include a new essay topic.
Scholarship Details and Guidelines
- Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.
- All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
- As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead—from that college.
- This current scholarship will be rewarded for the semester beginning in Fall 2017.
- All applications for the current semester are due by August 1, 2017.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic which our law firm is personally committed to:
How can we, as a nation and global community, lower the amount of drunk driving accidents that occur?
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—one that perhaps encourages drivers to think about the dangers of getting behind the wheel while having too many drinks in a new way.
By submitting your essay to us, you agree that your essay may be featured on our blog. We will publish the winning essay as well as a couple of the top contenders. We’ll let you know if your essay is chosen for publication. Published essays may appear with minor edits in place.
To submit your application and essay, email us the completed essay, a digital copy of the acceptance letter from your college or graduate school verifying your first-year status, and some brief information about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body of your email include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. Feel free to include a brief paragraph telling us about yourself and your career-related goals, but this part doesn’t need to be very long or detailed. The essay should be attached as either a .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, or .RTF, or included in the body of the email.
Send all applications and questions to email@example.com. We look forward to reading your applications!
List of Past Winners
Spring 2017: Chelsea Sumner of Connecticut – Read Chelsea’s essay
Fall 2017: Results coming soon!