Announcing the Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
Practicing personal injury law is much different than corporate or criminal law. There is a real sense of compassion and community that must go along with a personal injury practice. Every day you are in contact with someone who is facing physical and financial stress due to the negligence of another person or entity. You cannot help but feel compelled to want to do more to prevent these events from happening.
Since it is not possible to stop all of the wrongs in the world, our firm has dedicated itself to trying to make the world a better place. For the last 26 years we have initiated different programs to give back to the community.
Every year we sponsor Law Day where we provide pro bon legal help to the community. We have worked to help fit over ten thousand children with safety helmets for their bicycles, and we participate in a free some detector program. It is our way to help.
Now, in an effort to help promote this type of passion for law and the community, our law firm has created the Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship for aspiring law students. To participate in the scholarship program you must meet the following qualifications:
• Student must currently be registered at an accredited law school in the United States or be registered in an accredited undergraduate school planning to attend law school.
• Student must have a GPA of at least 2.8.
• Official transcripts must be submitted with the application and essay.
Our scholarship program requires students to compose an essay about one of three given topics listed on the scholarship page. Essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words. The application, essay and transcripts must all be digitally transmitted via the application page on our website.
Three scholarships will be awarded. The winner will receive $1,000, followed by two runners up each receiving $500.
This is the first year that our firm is offering this type of scholarship and we anticipate that it will have a good response. It is our hope that this scholarship can help these law students through school and teach them the value of giving back to the community.
To apply for the 2014 Goodwin & Scieszka Scholarship, click here.