Here at the Barone Defense Firm, many of our clients are hurting and at a low point in their lives. They feel as if they have been knocked down and they do not know if their lives will ever be the same.
Every day, we get a close-up look at their struggles and are often impressed with their inner strength and personal perseverance to carry on and face their futures with heads held high. While the easy thing would be to give in to despair, they refuse to do so. We strive to join with and support their efforts to put their lives back in order, and always do our best to help provide them the second chance they deserve.
That is why the partners at the firm, who have a long history of promoting education, decided that they wanted to provide a scholarship to a student who has persevered and grown by overcoming some form of adversity; someone who did not falter in the wake of personal difficulty.
In the spirit of giving deserving people additional opportunities, we are proud to announce the inaugural Barone Defense Firm Win Back Your Life Scholarship.
This scholarship will be awarded to the student who, in a personal essay, most vividly describes a time in their life in which they overcame seemingly insurmountable adversity; how it helped them become a better person and maybe even a better student. This scholarship will award $1,000 to the winning candidate.
Essays should be approximately 750 words, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, and should avoid any grammatical errors. Additionally, applicants need to submit an updated resume and have a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university.
Essays are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: Name of the Applicant - Name of the Scholarship.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
A) The Win Back Your Life scholarship is open to apply to for any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. Students who are currently incoming first-year college students and have graduated high school or possesses a GED may also apply.
B) Any eligible candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
A) Your updated resume, pertinent contact information, and status as a student.
B) A 750 word essay that provides a thoughtful description of a time in your life in which you overcame adversity in some form and grew from the experience, becoming a better person.
C) Your current transcript, unofficial, from your school (NOTE: for first-year college students, submit an unofficial transcript from your most recent school as well as one from your current post-secondary institution).