Scholarships are vital pieces of the higher education financial aid puzzle. They can make all the difference, especially for a student who wishes to attend a professional graduate school.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 17, 2016
Students who will be starting law school for the first time in August have a new financial opportunity, courtesy of prominent NYC injury law practice Kaplan Lawyers PC. The firm revealed today an application on its website seeking to award a $1,000 legal scholarship as a way to encourage and reward creative writing. Judging criteria is based on originality, creativity, and the ability to clearly convey a complex message.
“Higher education comes with a pretty hefty price tag,” commented Executive Director Richard Sabatino. “According to the National Law Journal, NYC’s own Columbia Law School tops the charts as the most expensive law school in the country, with 2014 tuition clocking in at $60,274. Among all law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, the average tuition increased almost 10 percent just between 2011 and 2014. Scholarships are vital pieces of the higher education financial aid puzzle. They can make all the difference, especially for a student who wishes to attend a professional graduate school. We are so pleased that we are in a position to offer this encouragement, and we hope to be able to repeat it in the future.”
Those who wish to apply for the scholarship must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S., must be commencing law school in August of 2016, and must have written an article that has been published in a newspaper, magazine, professional blog, or academic publication. Completed application forms must be submitted with a copy of the applicant’s law school acceptance letter and either a copy of the applicant’s previously published article or a link to the article’s online location. While the subject matter of the article does not have to be related to the law, its main purpose should be informational.
Applications can be submitted on the Kaplan Lawyers PC website. All materials must be received by May 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be notified by June 15, 2016. The winner’s law school will receive a $1,000 check by August 1, 2016, to help defray his or her tuition costs and other expenses.
About Kaplan Lawyers PC
The attorneys of the NY personal injury law firm Kaplan Lawyers PC have decades of combined experience protecting the interests of victims throughout the New York City area. Whether the accident happened in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island, the firm is committed to diligently representing its clients' interests and working hard to see that they get justice. Kaplan Lawyers is able to advise and assist people who have been injured or lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, through medical malpractice, and with a variety of other personal injury and wrongful death claims. For more information or to get help with a potential claim, call them in the City at (212) 563-1900 or on Long Island at (516) 399-2364.