As part of our commitment to rehabilitation, each year we offer the Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship. The winner receives $1000 towards their law school tuition. See below for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and the application.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a criminal record (this information will be held in confidence)
- Be enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school within the United States
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
The following documents must be provided for consideration:
- A completed application
- An official copy of a current academic transcript
- Copy of a police report regarding your criminal record (this information will be held in confidence)
- An essay of not more than three pages describing your crime, punishment, and how you have changed or overcame your past and what you intend to do in the future as an attorney
The award recipient shall provide the following documentation to obtain the scholarship:
- Proof of Legal Residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)
- The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law scholarship is to be used exclusively for college tuition and related expenses. A check for $1000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s school to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations
One applicant is awarded a $1000 scholarship each year. The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection in August 2017. Submissions must be received by May 1, 2017.
The application deadline has closed. Please check back in a few months when we’ll offer another scholarship.
Click to download the 2017 Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship Application Form.
You can read more about last year’s winner at our blog.