At the Bethune Law Firm, we endeavor to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to our civil justice system as well as the same academic, interpersonal, and community opportunities. Education is paramount to how future leaders are made; however, we understand that there are significant costs associated with attending college. Therefore, our law firm is creating a scholarship to students either currently enrolled, or who plan to enroll in college.
This award seeks college students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school during the current calendar year in which they applied for the scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Bethune Law Firm.
We are a diverse law firm with a primary focus on personal injury and auto accidents operating out of Georgia. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the current calendar year. Only students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.
This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.
Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum
Essay Topic: Describe how a mentor or coach has impacted your life.
How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://www.bethunelawfirm.com/scholarship
Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM CST on the final day of the calendar year. The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.
Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards.
Start by asking a teacher, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments.
A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for this scholarship but also distinguish himself/herself from the rest of the applicants. It is suggested for you to review our website, all of the scholarship criteria, and write a thoughtful, informative essay.
The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year for which the scholarship was applied. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.
Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.