Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Offered for Fourth Consecutive Year

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The Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship is now accepting applications from Washington, DC metro area students graduating high school for the 2011 academic year.

The Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship is now accepting applications from Washington, DC metro area students graduating high school for the 2011 academic year. Applications must be received before 5:00 PM on June 25, 2011. The scholarship is sponsored by Washington, DC law firm Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.

We have provided information about the Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship to DC metro area high school guidance counselors and requested that counselors encourage eligible students to apply.

Eligible students are residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC and have been admitted to a two-year or four-year university or college for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The awardee of the $1,000 scholarship will be selected from the eligible students based on academic standing (judged according to high school GPA), community service, an essay, and other criteria. After considering each application, the committee may invite one or more applicants to a personal interview.

The scholarship funds will be disbursed in two equal payments during August and February. Scholarship money may only be used for education-related expenses such as tuition, room and board, and books. To maintain eligibility, scholarship recipients will be required to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance by submitting grades and overall academic performance reports every grading period. Failure to submit reports or to maintain satisfactory performance will result in a withholding of scholarship funds.

For the purposes of scholarship eligibility the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC is defined to include Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William counties in Virginia; Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; as well as the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

Scholarship rules may be found at:
http://www.chaikinandsherman.com/pdf/rules2011.pdf

The application is available as a PDF at:
http://www.chaikinandsherman.com/pdf/app2011.pdf

About Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.
The Law Offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. represents clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas who have suffered serious personal injury due to the negligence of another party. The law firm also accepts qui tam cases on behalf of whistleblowers who report fraud against the government.

The personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. have helped more than 10,000 personal injury clients, using their considerable legal knowledge, courtroom experience, and extensive resources to help victims of negligence seek and maximize their personal injury compensation. The law firm also represents whistleblowers, ensuring the maximum whistleblower protections and seeking the best possible whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act.

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