for the people scholarship


Morgan & Morgan is committed to giving back to the community. The law, after all, is about making the world a better place to live in.

Student volunteers study, save for college, work in the kitchen and garden, and graduate.

For 30 years, Morgan & Morgan attorneys have dedicated their work to being “for the people,” but this has been a commitment that extends beyond the courtroom.

Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary in the fight for justice — whether that means winning large jury verdicts against big corporations and insurance companies, standing up against unscrupulous employers, or advocating for civil rights. And it doesn’t stop there.

We want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. Our $5,000 For The People Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most.

Scholarship applicants will be evaluated primarily on the quality of their answers, but also on their creativity.


ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Students currently accepted or enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Morgan & Morgan employees and their relatives are not eligible to participate.
Past scholarship awardees are not eligible to participate.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will submit an essay addressing the following question:
What does “For The People” mean to you and how would you apply that in your legal career?


ESSAY SUBMISSIONS

The essay must be between 700 and 800 words.
Applicants must submit their applications via this form.


KEY DATES

Sept. 9, 2019: We begin accepting submissions.
Dec. 1, 2019: Application deadline. No submissions accepted after this date.
Dec. 30, 2019: Scholarship winner notified by email.


$5,000 AWARD

Award money must be used towards tuition, and is distributed directly to the winner’s law school.
Questions? Please email scholarships@forthepeople.com.
(Make sure you submit your information via the form above, though.)

This is the fourth year we’ve awarded this scholarship.
Read about those awarded the scholarship in 2016, 2017, and 2018.


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