Scholarships offered by law firms are pretty common these days
Law firm Stevens & McMillian wants to sponsor students who lack the finances to go to college
If you finally decided that you want to attend college, then congratulations! Next, roll out your sleeves because there’s work to be done. First of all, you need to o start preparing to send college applications. Secondly, make sure you don’t forget about funding!
With the heavy push to secure a place with one of the degree programs available combined with the rapidly-increasing cost of college, families and students are facing one of the toughest decision they had to deal with: how do you pay for college without the specter of student debt hanging over your shoulders once you graduate?
Before you start panicking, remember this – paying for your offline/online associate degree or bachelor program doesn’t have to mean student loans. Fortunately, there are alternative routes you should consider like grants, scholarships & cash awards, military funding, crowdfunding or employer reimbursement.
By far, the most popular variant when it comes to paying for college is applying for a scholarship. You see scholarships can be awarded for anything. Even if traditionally, students of degree programs have been awarded funding based on merit or need, in modern times scholarship programs embrace all kinds of new criteria.
Like animals? Are you a vegan? Have you been involved in community service while in high-school? Then you should know there are scholarships for that. Despite popular perception, students can find scholarship and awards even if they don’t boast a perfect GPA or test scores. That’s why we can’t stress enough the importance of searching for scholarships constantly.
You see, new opportunities are being added as we speak, so in order to make sure your chances are maximized, you should perform a scholarship search at least once a week. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t stumble upon the perfect scholarship(s) opportunities right from the start. Keep digging and your efforts will be repaid in the end.
To give you an idea about the type of scholarships that we’re talking about which aren’t necessarily offered based on merit or financial need, here’s an example:
Law firm Stevens & McMillan believes in everyone’s right to get an education. That’s why they are awarding a $1,500 scholarship to students who are currently enrolled in college or who are planning to attend in the following year.
You need to be in good academic standing at your college or high school to be eligible to apply for this grant. On top of that, candidates are required to submit a 1,000-word essay which tackles the following topic:
“Choose any law or connected group of laws found in the ADA, ADEA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or OSHA’s Whistleblower laws and describe how these laws have helped employees in the workplace.”
Obviously online associate degree or bachelor program students planning or studying law will have the upper hand when it comes to applying for this scholarship, but all students are welcome to submit their essays if they feel they have something to say on the topic.