Dallas personal injury lawyers Mullen & Mullen offer one $2,500 scholarship annually to a college-bound high school senior, or already enrolled college student (undergraduate or graduate), who lost a family member or whose family member they depended on was seriously injured or disabled due to another's negligence, and this loss or injury is affecting the student's ability to pay for or attend college. It is also open to a student who was injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.
Scholarship Value: $2,500
Scholarship Term: Annual. Students must apply each year to qualify to compete for that year's award. Only one scholarship will be awarded per year. We are currently accepting applications for 2018.
A) Students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors or students already attending college (undergraduate or graduate) who reside in the United States and who lost a family member or whose family member they depend on was seriously injured due to another's negligence. It is also open to a student who was injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.
B) Only institutions located in the United States and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in federal Title IV student financial aid programs will be considered.
C) Student must submit a copy of their letter of acceptance from the educational institution.
D) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify. Proof of GPA is required and should be submitted.
E) Student must establish financial need. Please provide your EFC number/score (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/how-calculated) as calculated by FAFSA, and describe your financial need in your essay. In addition to financial need, a compelling essay, academic achievement, and character will be considered.
F) Student must be a U.S. Citizen and able to prove this upon request. Proof will be required at the time the winner is contacted, before the award payment can be made.
G) Student must submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, past or present.
H) Student must submit one letter referencing their character from a non-relative/non-peer, e.g. a present or former employer, coach, etc. who can vouch for their character.
I) Student must submit a typed essay of no less than 500 words, no more than 1,000 words, describing how their life has been impacted by the loss or disability of a family member due to someone else's negligence, and how this has affected their ability to pay for or attend college. Or, if the student personally was injured or debilitated, explain their own personal story and struggles. Student should explain their current circumstances which support the need for this financial assistance, including if presently working full or part-time if able, have family responsibilities, and make a statement about their own character, strengths, and educational goals.
J) Any major or kind of degree is acceptable.
K) We do not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, gender, religious preference, or ethnic origin.
L) No employee, past or present, or relative of a past or present employee will be eligible to apply.
M) Selection of winner will be determined by an unbiased, independent selection committee.