The attorneys of Bachus & Schanker, LLC have dedicated their practice to helping the injured and their families receive justice through the civil justice system. Bachus & Schanker, LLC and their staff of more than 70 advocate for the rights of individuals and families who suffer injury or death caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of others. They also help those injured on the job or by dangerous products. The practice also includes Social Security Disability and Plaintiff Employment Law practice groups.
Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals.
Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester. Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives.
HOW TO APPLY
Eligible Students Will:
A) Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.
B) Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment.
WHO CAN APPLY
Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?
Students must submit entries by November 30th to be considered for the spring semester award given in January.
To be considered for the fall semester award given in September, students must submit by July 30th.
One gift of $2000 will be awarded twice a year to a different student each fall and spring semester.
SELECTION PROCESS AND NOTIFICATION
The Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship Committee will review each application and notify the winning student of their award by email.