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.

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Submissions for the 2019 For the People Scholarship have closed. We look forward to accepting new applicants next year.

We congratulate Molly Sandoval on her winning 2018 essay. Learn more here.

For more than 30 years Morgan & Morgan attorneys have joined us to work “for the people,” and it’s been a commitment that has long extended beyond the courtroom. Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary to bully the bullies, whether that means winning large jury verdicts against big corporations and insurance companies, fighting unscrupulous employers, or advocating for civil rights, among other things.

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:
Currently accepted or enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Scholarship funds are paid directly to the winner’s school for use during a law school tenure.
Morgan & Morgan employees and their family members 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.
Submissions are closed.


KEY DATES

Sept. 16, 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 or education expenses.
Questions? Please email scholarships@forthepeople.com.
(Make sure you submit your information via the form above, though.)

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