Whitney, LLP is pleased to offer law students and undergraduate students a scholarship opportunity to help them in their pursuit of a legal education. Whitney, LLP’s annual $1,500 scholarship is now accepting applications for 2020. If you are working towards a J.D. or a pre-law, political science or criminal justice degree, we invite you to apply. This scholarship renews annually.
Our 2019 $1,500 Whitney, LLP scholarship winner was a student at University of Pittsburgh School of Law with an interest in the intersection of the law and reproductive rights.
To be eligible for our scholarship, you must meet a few basic criteria:
- All applicants must be U.S. citizens
- Proof of enrollment or acceptance for an accredited university is required to apply
- Proof that the degree you are currently pursuing is either a J.D. or a qualifying undergraduate degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies is required
- You must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the scholarship
To prove your eligibility and apply for the scholarship, you must send us the following documents:
- A completed scholarship application form (available here)
- An essay of at least 600 words.
- Suggested Essay Topics:
- Explaining your goals in pursuing a legal education and what you hope to accomplish in the field of law.
- Discussing a hardship that you have overcome along the way of your pursuit of higher education that has made you stronger for it.
- Video submissions
- If you would like to supplement your essay with a short video, that is certainly welcome.
- Suggested Essay Topics:
- Your transcript or proof of enrollment.
- Proof of a qualifying 3.0 GPA
How to Apply
To apply for the Whitney Firm Annual Scholarship, send us your application, essay, and transcript. You can submit your application by emailing Daniel Whitney Jr., Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Whitney Firm Legal Scholarship 2020.”
If you would rather submit a paper application, you can mail the application, essay, and transcript to the following address: Whitney, LLP, Attn: Daniel Whitney Jr. Esq., 401 Washington Ave, Suite 1200, Towson, MD 21204
Deadline to Apply
The application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is August 1, 2020. Please send your application materials by the deadline to be considered for fall 2020 disbursement. The recipient will be chosen by September 1, 2020.
The Whitney Firm Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship. You may use these funds toward your education, room, board, books, or other expenses for undergraduate or law school education. The check will be sent to you directly. The owners of Whitney, LLP will review the submissions and determine the recipient.
The following are commonly asked questions about our scholarship.
How can I use the scholarship?
The scholarship money can be used towards tuition, books, or other school expenses. The funds will be sent to your school directly.
How many students will receive the scholarship?
Only one student will receive our $1,500 scholarship.
Do I need an official or unofficial transcript?
Please send an official transcript with your application. We cannot accept an unofficial transcript.
Do I need proof of enrollment or proof of acceptance?
If you are going to be a 1L law student this fall and have not begun classes yet, proof of enrollment will be acceptable. We may request proof of enrollment as a follow-up.
If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or currently attending law school, we will ask for proof of enrollment along with your transcript.
What qualifies as “proof of enrollment”?
Your school should be able to send us official documentation, typically called “proof of enrollment.” Talk to your school’s registrar’s office for help finding the proper documents.
Is this scholarship for law school students only?
Current law school students, students who will be attending law school in the fall, as well as undergraduate students planning to go to law school can all apply for our scholarship.
Focusing and developing a special skill set
Our practice of law has developed over the years into niche areas that we have found to be underserved. By focusing on these areas, we have been able to fight for the rights of consumers who often would otherwise be stuck in an unfair position through no fault of their own.
We encourage all undergraduate and law school students to consider how they can build and develop their skill set to help others who do not have the same tools, knowledge and ability. We have focused our skills on the following areas, and invite you to read more about what we do: Bed Bug Litigation, Consumer and Car Dealership Fraud, Termite Damage in New Homes, and Real Estate Fraud. Essays that reflect a similar desire to develop special skill set to help others are welcomed.
Please send your scholarship submissions by the deadline listed above. Good luck in applying and in your future legal education!
Data Use Policy
The information gathered for this application will be used only to determine your eligibility and qualifications for this scholarship. Our firm will not share your information with third parties or send you future promotional materials. We maintain confidentiality with your information and will destroy the records after completing our annual evaluation process and choosing a winner. Due to a high number of applicants, only the scholarship applicant who is awarded the scholarship will be notified.