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ScholarshipOur nation has a long-standing legacy of freedom and protections for its citizens. Unfortunately, many people do not feel equally protected the way the words of our constitution imply that people should feel. Until everyone feels like they have an equitable place in our society, there is a need for ambitious and talented people to make progress on behalf of others who are less fortunate. We believe that a good way to start doing this is to act locally and at the community level.

To further our vision of helping communities become better places by helping the people who comprise them, our firm offers a scholarship to individuals who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community outreach and service. We recognize that education is an important foundation upon which positive and sustainable change can be built and would like to support a student who has goals and visions similar to ours. We hope that this scholarship will help to inform a like-minded student’s commitment to community advocacy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students; and high school seniors and students who possess a GED; who have been accepted to or enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The scholarship applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment to helping people in their community as demonstrated by past and present, volunteer, professional or work, and educational experience.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.

Essay Question – 1,000 word maximum

Describe a problem in your community that has made you feel the need to advocate for people who live here.

– How has this informed your sense of commitment to helping people in this

 community?

– In what ways have you already begun to try to solve this problem?

– How are your current education goals helping to prepare you to have a job,

 career and/or do volunteer work, that will allow you to continue to help people in

 your community?

Application Materials

  • Updated resume
  • Essay, 1,000 word maximum. See essay question above.
  • Current unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018

All application materials must be submitted by this date

Award Announcement:  June 15, 2018

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Application Instructions

Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials (see above) by email to:

ed@smithandweer.com

If you have questions, please feel free to email ?info@smithandweer.com?ed@smithandweer.com

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