Scholarships For Aspiring Law & Justice Students
Davis Law Group, P.S. is proud to announce the Law & Justice Scholarship Contest, which will award a $750 scholarship to an aspiring student in the Law & Justice field. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States by the fall term of 2017, and be pursuing higher education in one of the following areas of the Law & Justice field:
- Law Enforcement;
- Corrections Officer;
- and other related careers in the Law & Justice field who might assist victims of serious car accidents or other negligent actions in some way.
All applicant entries will be reviewed by our staff before being officially approved. Applicants will be notified via email if their application has officially been accepted. We will stop accepting new applications for the contest after 11:59 p.m. on September 8, 2017. The winners will be selected based on two criteria: (1) An Essay Contest, and (2) Community Engagement. Nominees must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 to be considered for the contest.
Stage 1: Essay Contest
As soon as you apply, you should receive an email announcing the official topic for the Essay Contest portion of the scholarship program. The essay requirements are also listed below.
The essays will be worth a total of 50 points. Our staff will judge each essay independently, and those scores will count toward the nominee. Nominees will have until December 1, 2017 to submit their final essays.
All qualifying essays approved by our staff will be posted on our website.
Respond to one of the following questions in a persuasive essay format with a clear introduction, argument, and conclusion.
- Describe a safety hazard in your neighborhood or region. What could be done to fix that safety hazard? Who should be responsible for fixing it?
- Have you ever been hurt in an accident? What happened, and how did it impact your life? What could be done to prevent other such accidents from happening in the future?
Essays should be a minimum of 700 words and should be sent as a Word document. Sources may be cited in MLA or Chicago format. Students who fail to properly cite sources, plagarize, or fail to produce a grammatically correct essay will be automatically disqualified from this contest. Points will be awards for categories including citing reputable sources, presenting an interesting and impactful idea, making a strong argument, and concluding with an actionable solution to the problem the student has highlighted in the essay. Additional points will be awarded to students who perform strongly in the Community Engagement portion of this contest.
Stage 2: Community Engagement
After a nominee is approved, their essay will be posted on our website on December 1, 2017. The student will have until December 8, 2017 to participate in the Community Engagement & Support portion of the contest. This portion of the contest will be worth a total of 50 points. The nominee must use social media to spread the word in their community about their essay. Members of the community will vote on the essay they believe should win. Voting will be performed by filling out the form at the bottom of each essay page. Emails directly to us do not count as votes; voters must use the form to vote.
All nominees will have from the moment their official nominee page is published on the Davis Law Group website until December 15, 2017 to collect as many votes as possible. Attempting to game this portion of the contest by creating multiple fake social media accounts may result in disqualification.
Winners will be contacted via email, then announced on the website shortly after the contest has concluded.
How to Apply or Nominate Someone Else
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to submit an application for yourself or a deserving student you believe should be considered for the scholarship program. Please fill out all of the required fields in the form, and make sure you enter your contact information correctly. If you enter the wrong contact information, we may not be able to get in touch with you about your application.
If you have any other questions, concerns, or comments about the scholarship program please send an email to info(at)davislawgroupseattle.com with "Law & Justice Scholarship" in the subject line or send mail to:
Davis Law Group, P.S.
c/o Scholarship Department
2101 4th Ave Suite 1030
Seattle, WA 98121
Contest Rules & Regulations
In order to be eligible to be considered for this scholarship, all applicants must:
- Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Intend to pursue a career in the "Law & Justice" Field, including but not limited to law, criminal justice, or a related field. Davis Law Group reserves the right to make this distinction.
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; U.S. national for those students nominated from Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen.
- Be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university located within the continental United States.
Davis Law Group reserves the right to request documentation proving an applicant's eligibility for this scholarship, which may include unofficial transcripts, proof of enrollment, proof of citizenship or residency, and other related information.