Taking on new challenges can be difficult, especially when others say we should avoid them. The legal team at jD LAW understands this firsthand: whenever we choose to take on a new case, others would advise us not to, saying it is not our battle to fight. But when we take on a case, we stand by our convictions and clients all the way to trial. Now, we want to stand by the students who have chosen to stand up for what they believe is right by offering the Against the Current Scholarship.
This scholarship is open to residents of San Diego County only and shall provide two high school seniors or current college students with $500 towards their post-secondary educational expenses. Students in good standing with their schools may apply with the application below. All we ask is that you write a 500-1,000 word essay explaining a time you fought for something you believed was right.
The deadline to apply is May 5th, 2021. Once we have reviewed every application, we will announce the winners on June 2nd. Good luck to every applicant!
This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship to be used for post-secondary education purposes. Any materials received after the specified due date will not be eligible for consideration.
A) Must be currently attending school in San Diego County, or planning on attending a college or university in San Diego County. If you are a current high school student in San Diego County and are planning on attending college outside of San Diego County, you may apply.
B) You must be a high school senior on track to graduate or a college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion.
C) You have earned, or will earn your high school diploma this calendar year.
D) You have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA.
E) You are a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status. DACA recipients are welcome to apply.
F) You must complete all entry fields on the application for the scholarship. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Entries that do not meet the word count requirement will not be considered.