Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Scholarship Competitions
2018 Competitions Open for Submission
Submissions for the 2018 Scholarship Competitions are now open.
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., is committed to giving back to the community any way we can. One of the best ways for local businesses like us to give back to the community is investing in the education of our future leaders. That is why we proudly offer college scholarship opportunities to students in various fields of study.
Earning a college degree is arguably one of the most rewarding accomplishments one can achieve in a lifetime. Working hard in college for a few years increases one’s earning potential, and expands their thinking and social development substantially. Unfortunately, it’s also very expensive! The financial burden of college in the United States has earned international recognition, and not the good kind.
According to the Project on Student Loan Debt, roughly 70% of all graduating seniors in the United States had student loan debt in 2013. The average student loan debt of those students averages close to $30,000. This data does not even include students who go on to graduate school or law school.
We at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. are proud to announce three scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming academic school year. We will announce the winner of each scholarship, as well as the second-prize winners, on our Facebook and Google+ pages. We will also post their submissions on our personal injury law blog.
Upcoming Year Scholarships
Excellence in Ethics Scholarship
The Excellence in Ethics Scholarship is for law school students. Applicants are to write an essay explaining why pro-bono work is so important and the ways in which pro-bono work can help the community. For more details, visit the scholarship page here.
Christian Studies Scholarship
As a Christian law firm, we value faith-based education. We are offering a scholarship to students who are studying faith-based curriculum in college. For more details and submission instructions visit the Christian Studies Scholarship page here.
The Marketing Scholarship is for college-bound students with an interest in marketing or advertising. We ask the students to come up with a creative marketing plan for a law firm in essay form that will bring in new clients and increase brand recognition. For more detailed information on the Marketing Scholarship and instruction for applying, visit this page.
Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 1st Place: Stephanie Javarauckas
Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 2nd Place: Christina Drakeford
Christian Studies Scholarship – 1st Place: Frances Samson
Christian Studies Scholarship -2nd Place: Cristina Pierce.
We are proud to help further these outstanding student’s educations. See their scholarship submissions!