The JacksonWhite Family Law Bi-Annual Scholarship

Attorney Tim Durkin of JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law is offering the Family Law Bi-Annual Scholarship to honor the importance of higher education. In spite of rising costs to receive a college education, JacksonWhite believes in its value and is proud to support students in their pursuits.

The scholarship provides one $1,000 award to a different student each semester. The deadline for the current scholarship is December 1st, 2017.

 

Eligibility Requirements

The JacksonWhite Personal Injury Law Bi-Annual Scholarship is awarded two times per year. It is not a need-based scholarship. Applicants must:

  • Currently attend an accredited college or university in the US
  • Be full-time student in undergraduate, graduate or law school programs
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

Scholarship Essay Question

According to the American Psychological Society, the divorce rate is 50% nationally while the Center for Disease Control reports that states like Arizona have a divorce rate of 67.24%. With an average divorce attorney costing $250 per hour, Americans are paying substantial sums in order to separate their families and assets. Given the current situation, should prenuptial agreements be a legal prerequisite to get married? Are there ways in which this could be seen as unconstitutional? Explain:

 

Submission Information

To apply, send your essay of 1,000 words or less as a PDF file, along with an unofficial transcript to scholarship@jacksonwhitelaw.com. Include “Family Law Scholarship” in the subject line.
Please include the following:

  • Name, address, phone number, email address
  • School name and expected date of graduation

 

The JacksonWhite Personal Injury Law Bi-Annual Scholarship is non-renewable, and past recipients are not eligible to receive the scholarship. Winners must submit a W-9 for tax purposes in order to receive the scholarship. Please email us at scholarship@jacksonwhitelaw.com if you have questions about the scholarship or your application. The scholarship is provided by Family Law Attorney Timothy Durkin. Click here to learn more about JacksonWhite Law’s other areas of practice.

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