Second Chance Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Dec 31, 2024

We believe everyone deserves a second chance!  You are not defined by your mistakes but by the lessons you learn from them. At The Umansky Law Firm Criminal Defense & Injury Attorneys, we are committed to giving others a second chance by helping our clients overcome their legal troubles and move forward in their lives in a positive direction.

We want to highlight and award students who overcame hardship and received a second chance with a Second Chance Foundation Scholarship because many people go through life without being recognized for the obstacles they conquered with resiliency and gratitude. Since 2011, we have been giving out multiple $1000 dollars Scholarships to many resilient students who have overcome adversity and grown from that experience. If you are interested in getting an education scholarship, we will ask you to write an essay about the hardships you encountered and what that second chance meant to you. This is a $1,000 scholarship award given directly to the student.

Please read below to learn about the eligibility for our scholarship:  

Eligibility

  • Our scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a vocational program or two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2024 Fall semester.
  • Employees of The Umansky Law Firm Criminal Defense & Injury Attorneys, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share a hardship you have overcome and what a second chance means to you.
  • Please note that all essays will be checked for AI writing. If AI writing is deemed present in the essay, the application will be denied.
  • The candidate must submit a resumé or linked-in profile that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

We are accepting scholarship submissions until December 31, 2024. The recipient of the 2024 Second Chance Foundation Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline. Please send any questions about the scholarship to orlando@thelawman.net with the subject line “2024 Second Chance Foundation Scholarship”

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