At Lerner and Rowe, we started a scholarship program to assist low-income students in overcoming financial obstacles to help them reach their post-secondary educational goals. We believe that we should use the skills, contacts, and good fortune our legal team has built over the years to give back and benefit others. Each of our Lerner & Rowe Scholarships will be awarded to students who share our mission to change the world for the better through acts of respect, courage, kindness, academic achievement, and leadership.
Read on to learn more about the scholarship application and eligibility requirements.
Five (5) lucky students from Phoenix (AZ) and Chicago (IL), three (3) from Las Vegas (NV), Albuquerque (NM), and Tucson (AZ), and two (2) from Merrillville (IN) will be awarded a $1,000 USD scholarship to use for their tuition expenses.
We’d like to help students who are in genuine need of funding for his or her studies. Thus, students must show economic hardship to warrant consideration for the awards.
Our scholarship program is open to high school seniors or first-year undergraduates who are legal U.S. residents that are enrolled or will be enrolled in full-time degree programs at an accredited college or university in the states of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, or Illinois.
Candidates must provide evidence of a cumulative high-school GPA of at least 3.0 (copy of official transcript is sufficient).
Each of the Lerner & Rowe Scholarship awards are to be used exclusively for college and university tuitions. A check for $1,000.00 will be made payable to the recipient’s college or university to cover these expenses and they are expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
Lerner and Rowe Scholarship Application Process
Candidates may only apply for one scholarship. To apply, each applicant must meet the following criteria.
- Write an essay of 1,000 words or more on the topic of “How I Will Use My Degree to Make the World a Better Place.” Proper grammar and style will also be evaluated.
- Ensure that the essay is unique and original. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- You must publish your essay online publicly. This can be a student blog on your university website, your own website, or a blog platform like medium.com.
- Include at least one citation to an organization or individual you believe is making a difference and explain why.
- You must also include at least one link to LernerAndRowe.com, citing an example of a community giveaway or event we have hosted. Discuss what you liked about it, if you believe it had a positive impact, and/or what you would change about it.
- Send a link to your publicly-posted essay to [email protected].
- In the same email, include your full name, age, current contact information, location and name of college or university you are or will be attending in the body of the email.
- Attach a copy of your most current school transcripts.
- Include a financial hardship statement written out in a letter format to clearly describe your current circumstances and explain your dilemma in affording tuition.
- Don’t include any information other than what’s been listed above.
- Submit transcript, financial hardship statement, and link to post on or before February 28, 2021.
Attachments must be clearly labeled as either transcript or financial hardship statement. Attachments that come in separate emails will not be considered—all 2 must be in the same email. We will NOT accept links to documents on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc. To efficiently process scholarship applications, we appreciate you following these instructions for submissions. Applications submitted without the above criteria will not be considered.
After the application deadline has passed, our team will judge all submissions based on creativity, originality, and thoughtfulness. Winners will be chosen on March 8, 2021, and will be notified by phone and email.
For questions, please email [email protected].
Good luck, and we hope to receive your submission soon!