The Supporting the Community Scholarship

Rastin Law Trial Lawyers is excited to offer The Supporting the Community Scholarship to recognize students who have particularly creative ideas for how they can do their best to give back to their community. Many people have great ideas about how to make their community a better place for themselves and their neighbours, but not as many people seem to have a clear vision of where to start or how to go about accomplishing real change. That is why the team at Rastin Law wants to encourage students to think through not only how they could serve their community, but what steps they would have to take to do so. 

By thinking about these steps for how to go about accomplishing one’s goals, we can better set ourselves up to succeed by establishing a road map for success. As lawyers, it is our job to help our neighbours in need. Sometimes, it can be hard to identify how to actually help people who need it the most, so we created this scholarship to help students identify how to take actionable steps towards helping their community. 

Our firm is offering this $1,000 scholarship to current and prospective college or university students who can best describe their idea for how to improve their community, and what steps they would take to accomplish this goal. Applicants must be either currently pursuing a degree at a two- to four-year college or other post-secondary institution, or must be planning to do so in the following semester. Applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is available to any current high school senior, university student or graduate student who is a legal resident of North America and who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a two- to four- year post-secondary institution for the 2020 fall semester.
  • Employees of Rastin Law Trial Lawyers, their immediate families, and any person living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. 
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a 75% average/B+ average/3.0 GPA or higher, and should be in good overall academic standing at their current high school or university.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a 750-1000 word response to the prompt: Discuss an idea that you have for a way to give back to your community, and how you would go about implementing the idea.
  • Applicants must submit a resumé with their essay that lists their professional, academic, and volunteer experience. Resumés should be formatted in a professional manner.
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript from their current school. If an applicant is a transfer student or first-year student at their current school, the applicant may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, in addition to their most recent official transcript from their prior school.
  • Applicants must also provide a list of community groups, service clubs, or volunteer groups in their community at which they volunteer.

The recipient of The Supporting the Community Scholarship will be chosen in October and then will be announced on the Rastin Law Trial Lawyers website.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their application (including resumé, transcript, and essay) to contact@rastinlaw.com by September 30, 2020. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “The Supporting the Community Scholarship Application”, followed by the applicants first initial and last name. 

Example: The Supporting the Community Scholarship Application – LWilliams

For questions, please email contact@rastinlaw.com.      

By submitting an application, all applicants give permission to Rastin Law Trial Lawyers to post your essay on our law firm website.While many people have great ideas for improving their communities, Rastin Law will only be selecting one winner for this scholarship. However, we encourage all applicants to consider following through with their ideas if they have not already done so. We look forward to reading through the many scholarship submissions, and thank all applicants for their willingness to share their ideas with us.

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