Virginia criminal defense lawyer, Mary Nerino, cares about today's youth. Before her career as a criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Nerino spent time as a teacher in a Washington D.C. public school and continues to believe in the importance of education. Children today face challenges that may not have existed just a few years ago, which shouldn't prevent them from receiving an education.
The Educating Our Youth Scholarship will be awarded to one student who thoughtfully describes the importance of education and explains steps that can be taken to ensure that every child has access to education. Ms. Nerino believes that educating and empowering today's youth is an important cause because of the impact an education can have on a child. Whether you want to pursue a career in education or just feel strongly about this matter, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship and share your thoughts on educational recognition. The winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship to help them accomplish their educational pursuits.
The scholarship program is available to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshmen, enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States. The candidate must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
To apply for this scholarship, please submit:
A) A current resume
B) An academic transcript
C) A 1,000-word essay describing the importance of educating and empowering today's youth.