We are proud to honor the service by our U.S. veterans by offering a $1,000 scholarship specifically for veterans who are pursuing a career in law. This scholarship can be applied to any institution of your choice, and will provide an extra boost for students who are preparing to transition from military service into academics, and eventually into a career in law.
At the law offices of Friedl Richardson, we believe that military service is wonderful preparation for future work in law. The skills that you learn while training and working in a military unit offer plenty of overlap with the critical thinking skills required of professionals pursuing law. From the ability to focus and commit to a plan during times of stress, to an understanding of the importance of delegation and teamwork, veterans can bring many of their military skills to bear while pursuing a legal career.
Earning a degree can be a challenging path, one that tests the limits of many students’ endurance. Having a military background can provide the strength and focus needed to put in the rigorous hours of preparation and study to be the best student you can be. Veterans can transfer their ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge from the field to the classroom, which, for some veteran students, will give them a leg up on their civilian counterparts.
Veterans also have a keen understanding of the importance of seeing through a mission. This determination and focus is a requirement of not only school, but the legal field. Being able to delegate and trust your teammates to carry out the decided plan is of critical importance when you’re a part of handling a large, complicated legal case. Veterans who pursue law are often better able to lead as well as work in a collaborative setting having earned real world experience in doing just that.
Read on for detailed instructions about how you can apply for our Veterans’ Scholarship. We offer the opportunity to write an essay or record a video explaining why you are an excellent candidate for this scholarship. We look forward to hearing about your story and your strengths. What did you take away from your service? What are you looking to achieve by pursuing law? We look forward to hearing from you, and hope we can give back to our veterans by offering support for your academic and professional pursuits.
This scholarship opportunity is open to all students attending or accepted to attend a college in the United States. The college attending or accepted to attend must be an accredited school. Applicants must qualify by fulfilling each of the minimum scholarship details requested. If a winning applicant fails to show proof of such requirements after the due date the runner up will receive the winning scholarship fund. The deadline for submitting an application is August 1, 2015 and the winner will be announced no later than August 31, 2015 through email, phone, or both. The funds will be mailed via check no later than September 10, 2015 to the financial aid department of the college of attendance.
The scholarship winner will be determined by a selection committee of Friedl Richardson Trial Lawyers.
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