PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) March 25, 2019
The annual Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Scholarship aids the friends, family members and colleagues of injured workers in the pursuit of higher education. The $5,000 annual scholarship is open to everyone currently accepted to or enrolled in higher education and is not limited to any particular university. Applicants must have had some personal connection to a work-related injury.
Pond Lehocky invites you to share this opportunity and encourage your network of friends and acquaintances to apply. Applicants are asked to submit a 500-word essay on an experience you have had with a work injury, how the experience impacted you, and how this scholarship will be helpful to you. The work injury could be one you experienced, or one experienced by a friend, family member or colleague.
More information about the application process and eligibility guidelines is available at https://www.pondlehocky.com/scholarships/. The deadline to submit an application and essay is May 10.
The team at Pond Lehocky witnesses every day the traumatic effects work injuries have on families, who can be left shaken to the core. The death or disability of a breadwinner can leave the family teetering on financial disaster. Parents, who had big dreams for the children, are left with crushing realization that they cannot help their children fulfill those dreams because of the onerous, ever-increasing expense of education.
With the scholarship, Pond Lehocky reaffirms its dedication to provide holistic care to injured and disabled workers that extends beyond the legal process. Providing a scholarship to those impacted by work injuries recognizes the struggles clients face to be made whole again.
Pond Lehocky also understands that fighting for the hard-working members of our community is a privilege. With that privilege, comes a professional and moral duty to give back to the community. Pond Lehocky makes education as a key focus of its charitable efforts. This scholarship is another example of that dedication.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff members. Today, it is the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm in the region, boasting 12 office locations and over 200 staff members. The Firm opened its Pittsburgh location in 2016 and has also recently expanded into new practice areas for workers, including employment law and long-term disability.