Racism and The Law Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

The novelist James Baldwin wrote, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

The systemic racism built into the United States' society, culture, and government is now being reckoned with as it never has before. To address this deep-rooted issue, Americans must reflect on every aspect of our country, including its laws, and begin to take action to change these racist realities.

Do you see racism in the law? How so? And most importantly, what opportunities do you see to fix it?

Wendy Doyle Palumbo wants to hear your answer to the questions above in our newly announced scholarship contest. Students wishing to enter their responses and be considered for a $1,000 scholarship can follow the steps below.

A) Write an essay explaining, in up to 500 words, the racism you see in the law and how you propose we combat it, and

B) Submit your essay, along with proof of enrollment or intent to enroll at an accredited university for the spring 2022, here.

Essays are due on December 15, 2021. We will review the essays and announce a scholarship winner by January 15, 2022.

The winning essay will be featured on our website.

Frequently Asked Scholarship Questions

Am I Eligible for This Scholarship?

If you are a current student or just enrolled in a college, university, or trade school for the Fall 2021 semester you are eligible.

What Is the Scholarship Amount?

The scholarship amount is $1,000 awarded to one applicant. It is a one-time award.

What Is the Timeline on The Scholarship Decision?

We will review essays after the application period closes on December 15, 2021. We will announce the winning student no later than January 15, 2022.

View Scholarship
"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or...
View Details
"No Essay" Smart Owl Scholarship - $7,000
To be eligible for the No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered...
View Details
Be Bold Scholarship - $25,050
The $25,050 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being: A) Earnest B) Determined C) Moving The scholarship...
View Details
$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships...
View Details
Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship - $2,000
Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school...
View Details