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The Steven M. Sweat Annual College Scholarship Essay Competition

May 27, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Providing $1,000 each year to help students meet the increasing costs of obtaining a higher education

According to a 2014 report published by Bloomberg, college tuition continues to outpace the rate of inflation. Consequently, more and more students and families find it difficult to meet the costs associated with attending college. For this reason, the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC is pleased to hold an annual college essay contest to help a current or prospective college student meet the costs associated with obtaining a degree. Details regarding the essay contest and submission guidelines are provided below.

The essay topic

In order to participate in the contest, applicants must be currently attending or planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the near future. In addition, they must write and submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question:

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), coercion occurs when a motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary threatens to withhold work from, take employment action against, or punish a driver for refusing to operate in violation of hours-of-service and other safety regulations including certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) and the Federal Motor Carrier Commercial Regulations (FMCCRs).  An example of coercion occurs when a motor carrier terminates a driver for refusing to accept a load that would require the driver to violate the hours of service (HOS) requirements.

To address the problem of coercion, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopted the Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, known as the Coercion Rulewhich took effect on January 29, 2016.  The Rule allows drivers to report incidents of coercion to the FMCSA and authorizes the administration to issue penalties against motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries. 

Does economic pressure in the motor carrier industry affect commercial drivers in such a way that it creates a negative impact on safety?  Why or why not?  Will the Coercion Rule have a greater impact on the economic side of the commercial trucking industry or safety?  Describe your answer.

Once the application period ends, the essays will be evaluated by Mr. Sweat based on the following criteria:

  • The quality of the writing
  • The thoughtfulness of the response
  • Originality
  • The applicant’s demonstrated potential for success in their chosen field of study

The winner of the contest will be notified by email on or around 12/15/16.

Submission guidelines

Applicants should submit their essay as an attachment to an email tosweatlawscholarship@gmail.com by 12/01/16. In addition to their essay, applicants should include the following information in the body of their email:

  • Their legal name, address, and phone number
  • The college or university that they are attending or planning to attend
  • Their current or proposed course of study
  • For applicants who are under 18, contact information for a parent or legal guardian

For more information, please click here.

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DotComLawyerMarketing Scholarship

May 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

DotComLawyerMarketing is a premier, and award winning, lawyer marketing agency. Many of our team members went to college – with financial aid from scholarships and government grants. Our agency is pleased to announce the first of several scholarship initiatives – designed to help college students pay for their education. We firmly believe that giving back to society – is crucial, and important. That begins, with helping students eliminate overwhelming, and crushing debt.

Below are the specifics

  • The scholarship will be awarded on 8/15/2016
  • The scholarship is renewable
  • The deadline to apply is 8/1/2016
  • The scholarship is for $2500
  • There is NO application fee

Each application must include

  • an unofficial transcript, with a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • essay, discussing how you will use the scholarship proceeds

The scholarship can be used for any educated related expense. We will not verify how the money is used.

Please click here to apply.

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The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

May 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

For 2016 The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, we feel fortunate to be advocates in the justice system for those who have no voice of their own. Helping people in need by providing them with our resources and expertise in the legal system is one of our greatest rewards.

America has a superb justice system, but it could use more exceptional individuals with a passion for improving the conditions of the less fortunate, via the legal system and other means. For our fourth annual scholarship contest, we are pleased to support a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate.

Tell us about such deeds, including contributions you may have made or are currently making to help a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Tell us also how you intend to use your legal training to advance those goals.

Apply Today!



We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then, please provide your entry in a 750-1000 words essay, or a Prezi presentation. Graphic or creative presentations are welcome.


Judging Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered.


Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.

Where: Please send your story to scholarships@robertreeveslaw.com

Deadline:The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2016.

You may send us your entry either as a link or attachment to your email. Include your name, mobile phone number and contact information in the email.



To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) an undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
  • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Reeves Law Group Law School Scholarship requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your entry (only one entry per law student is allowed).
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 300 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in the following format .PNG or .JPG.

Your application must be emailed no later than the December 15, 2016 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or U.S. mail after the judging has been completed.


Award Distribution

The $3,000 award will be paid to the winner by January 15, 2017. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award.

Please click here for more information. 

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May 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

About Our Scholarship

College is expensive. The rising costs of higher education has made it difficult for college students and families to afford an education. At LendEDU, we help students find financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. While our primary business is student loans, we try to help all of our students find other sources of funding before using student loan debt. Unlike student loans, scholarship awards do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are free money and can go a long way when used correctly.

We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this fall. The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2students this spring.


Who is Eligible?

The LendEDU Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students.

Please see the eligibility criteria below:

  • Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college


How to Apply

At LendEDU, we stress the importance of using financial aid and scholarships before student loans. To apply for the LendEDU Scholarship, you must answer this simple question in 750 words or less:

“How do you plan to manage your finances in college and after graduation to be financially prosperous as a young adult?”

Simple. Tell us how you plan to utilize budgeting, resources, and other things to manage finances while you are in college and post-graduation. Will you plan ahead to ensure that you can repay your student loans? Do you have a plan if you can’t find a job? Will you start saving for the future?

Important Dates

  • Application Opens – April 26th, 2015
  • Application Closes – October 15th, 2016
  • Winners Selected – October 18th, 2016

To apply, please click here.

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Lightning55 Scholarship for Higher Learning: Spring 2016

May 23, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

LIGHTING55 is offering college based scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. As we have attended college education ourselves, we are aware of the difficulty students face in financing their education. We recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. Students of all majors of all countries who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Lighting55 is awarding a need-based scholarship of USD $1,250 to college students. We at Lighting55 understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to help.

To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

AWARD AMOUNT: $1,250.00


To apply, please click here.


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How to Pay for College with Scholarships: The Complete Guide to Getting Free Money for School

May 20, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

GoodCall scholarship experts tell students how to avoid those common scholarship application pitfalls (and more) in this comprehensive scholarship guide. We’ve put together this scholarship how-to guide: how to find them, how to organize them, how to apply for them, and, most importantly, how to win them.

Information, guidelines, and tips include: 

-Financial Aid Terms and Definitions

-How to Find the Right Scholarships

-Organizing Your Scholarship List

-Scholarship Application Tips

-Scholarship Essay Tips

-Scholarship Interview Tips

To read the guide, please click here.

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Annual “Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer” $2,500 College Scholarship

May 20, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, our  believe in higher education, and we take pride in representing people who have been accused of DUI or criminal conduct. We understand and appreciate the importance and affect that a solid education can have on the future success of a criminal law school student. We also understand the potential difficulties of obtaining a criminal law degree because of the increasing costs of tuition, text books, and the everyday expenses regarding the necessities of life. Striving to become the  (or the top lawyer in any area of practice) takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

In order to help make a college or law school education a more affordable opportunity, the Arizona DUI and criminal law firm of the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor is offering a $2,500 college or law student scholarship to help current, or soon-to-be, college students ease the burden of higher education costs.

College or Law School Student Scholarship Qualifications:

To apply, each candidate is required to write a 750 word minimum essay on the topic of: “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice system”.

You will be able to enter the essay and all contact information directly into this submission page. Upon completion, simply click the ‘Submit’ button. Each applicant may only submit one (1) entry and the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor reserves the right to disqualify duplicate entries. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor employees and their immediate family members are excluded from consideration.

The application deadline for the 2016/17 Scholarship is November 31, 2016 and the scholarship will be awarded on or before December 15, 2016, based on the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor’s selection of the winner. Each essay will be equally graded on writing style, supportive facts, and the writer’s own personal thoughts/opinions, as well as technical writing ability.

Please click here to apply.

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Nootie Dog Treats- Why I Love Dogs Scholarship

May 19, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Nootie Dog Treats has created a yearly scholarship to benefit students within the United States. Being a pet company, we feel our role is not only in making pets healthier, but bringing joy to their owners and people around the world. Pets make us feel good.

Entries in our scholarship require the writing of an essay titled “Why Dogs Make Me Feel Good”. The essay can detail any breed of dog and the applicant does not need to be a pet owner, but merely can describe their love of dogs and why they feel great around them.

Applicants therefore can apply as long as they are: currently enrolled full or part time in a high school, college, university, or trade school.

Scholarship: $500 payable in cash to the winner. Winner will be selected by the Nootie Dog Treats team on December 31, 2016. Entries must be received by December 15, 2016.


1. Essay must be a minimum of 500 words, maximum of 1000 words.
2. One submission per person, per year.
3. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States

Scholarship Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Winner Contacted: December 31, 2016

If you have any questions, please email scholarship@nootiedogtreats.com

Scholarship Application

Please fill out the form on the Nootie website and include an essay answering the following question:

“Why Dogs Make Me Feel Good”

Please click here to apply.

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Soliant Consulting’s Sunrise Scholarship

May 19, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Soliant is proud to sponsor our Sunrise Scholarship, through which we award a prize of $1,000 to a student who best explores how you can balance being philanthropic with being profitable in business.

We’re big believers in education. We’ve worked for and attended some of the top universities in the country, helped schools build software solutions, and many of us have been teachers and trainers over the years.

Business owners can improve the world around them by leveraging their employees’ time, skills, and unique talents. At the same time, we know from experience that many businesses face time and budget constraints that make charitable work difficult, hard to sustain, or just a distraction. It’s easy to post a webpage extolling the virtues of charitable giving, but when it comes down to it, how does a business really make it work? When profit margins are tight, or employees already work as many hours as they can, or perhaps no one can agree on how best to help, how can a company really make a difference?

Spring 2017 Scholarship

Our scholarship is open to all students headed into or attending a college program. To apply for the Sunrise scholarship, please address the question, “How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?” in a 500 word essay.

Submit your essay to scholarship@soliantconsulting.com with the subject line “Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Entry” by September 1, 2016. Soliant Consulting will choose and notify the winner by September 15, 2016.


To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled or accepted at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States.

Incoming Freshmen

Applicant must be a current student, have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and have taken either the ACT or SAT test.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate and Masters programs not eligible).
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Soliant Consulting, at the time of award or a past employee, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

Responsibilities of Recipients

The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for a complete 2016-2017 semester and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is the recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify Soliant Consulting with any issues that may arise. Soliant Consulting reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay submissions will become the property of Soliant Consulting and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,000 educational scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2016-2017 academic year. Funds are provided by Soliant Consulting. Payments issued by Soliant Consulting are made payable to the student’s approved college or university and mailed after 8/1/2016 directly to the accredited college or university designated by the student.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

Winner will be selected and announced by the Soliant Consulting team after the deadline listed above. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. We will notify all participants via email.

College / University Approval

The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay submissions will become the property of Soliant Consulting and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

Click here to apply.

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May 18, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

With these factors in mind, we are proud to announce that The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will be sponsoring an annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations.



In order to be eligible for the The Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants should also demonstrate good character and high initiative.


Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

  • A completed application form
  • A current high school, college, or graduate school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A typed essay of 300-500 words about a time when you faced a significant ethical dilemma. What was the situation, and what did you do?

Completed materials can be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Apply Online or download the PDF
  • Email: scholarship@houstoninjurylawyer.com


  • The application and supporting material must be received by December 1, 2016.
  • The scholarship winner will be notified by email prior to December 31, 2016.


The scholarship must be applied to tuition and other education-related expenses. A check will be made payable to the recipient’s educational institution directly. You are expected to submit any receipts to remain in compliance with the IRS.

Please click here to apply.

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