Attorney Oleg Fastovsky has worked tirelessly to provide service to those in his community since the start of his career as a criminal defense attorney. His work has brought him together with individuals of all walks of life, each of whom possesses a unique and appreciable story to tell. The glamorous life of a big-city lawyer can be appealing, but Attorney Fastovsky has chosen a path of service, overseeing justice at the personal level. His recognition of the importance that a single person can have fuels his desire to empower individuals who make themselves known through incredible acts of community service and duty. He is honored to assist such individuals and contribute to their educational aims.
The Outstanding Citizen Scholarship and Essay Contest aims to give demonstrated community leaders and dedicated citizens an opportunity to pursue the education that will inform and better their causes. We are proud to sponsor the discussion on the topic of good citizenship, for the fourth year in a row, as well as to offer educational benefits to those individuals who demonstrate that they are outstanding citizens.
This essay contest and the $1,000 scholarship associated with it are open to individuals throughout the U.S. who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2021-2022 school year.
Criteria For Eligibility And Selection
Those eligible for the 2021 Outstanding Citizen Scholarship essay contest must comply with the following criteria:
A) All candidates must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll by Fall 2021 into an accredited post-secondary program, which includes: community colleges, private or public undergraduate colleges, and universities, private or public graduate degree programs, law programs, and business programs. If the essay contest winner cannot provide evidence of enrollment at the time of scholarship disbursement, a new winner will be selected.
B) All candidates have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
C) All candidates must possess a proven commitment to citizenry, as demonstrated by their essay and resumé.
A submission is considered "complete" when it includes:
A) An updated resumé that includes academic, professional, and volunteer experiences with a focus on community service and citizenry.
B) A 500 – 1,000 word essay that answers the following question: What is one of the most important ways an individual can serve her or his community, and how have you served your community in this way?
C) A current official academic transcript indicating that the candidate's cumulative grade-point average is 3.0 or greater. (Note: applicants who cannot furnish an official transcript from their current institution may submit both an unofficial transcript from their current place of learning, as well as an official transcript from the last school he or she attended.)
D) A letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to your great work on a community service project.
The winner of the 2021 Outstanding Citizen Scholarship Essay Contest will be announced in Fall 2021.