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.

When Morgan & Morgan attorneys join us to work “for the people,” it’s 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 to fight for the ‘little guy’.

We want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. The ‘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 creativity.

Eligibility & Requirements

In order to be eligible for the For the People Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Currently Accepted or Enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
  • Applicants cannot be related to anyone who works at Morgan & Morgan.

Submission Requirements

Applicants have the option of submitting either a video or an essay addressing the following question:

What does standing up for the 'little guy' mean to you? How will you stand up for the 'little guy' as an attorney?

Video Submissions

  • Applicants must create a 3-5 minute video answering the questions.
  • Video Title 2018 For the People Scholarship Submission by [Applicant’s Name]
  • Video description should include: The ‘For the People Scholarship’ is sponsored by Morgan & Morgan, P.A. forthepeople.com/scholarship
  • Applicants must submit the following to scholarships@forthepeople.com:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • School Name
    • School Address
    • How you heard about the Scholarship
    • The YouTube/Vimeo URL (video should be made public)

If applicable, identify any parties who assisted in the production of the video.
*Any videos produced or edited by a professional videographer or production company are strictly prohibited.

Essay Submissions

  • Applicants must write an 800 - 1,000 word essay answering the questions.
  • Applicants must submit the following to scholarships@forthepeople.com:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • School Name
    • School Address
    • How you heard about the Scholarship
    • Essay

Key Dates

  • Submissions will be accepted beginning on September 1, 2017
  • Applications must be received by December 1, 2017
  • The scholarship winner will be notified by email on December 30, 2017

Award

$2,000

Award money must be used towards tuition or education expenses

Inquiries please email scholarships@forthepeople.com

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