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The Education Equality Scholarship

Today’s economy, educational policy changes, and ever-shifting personal circumstances place undergraduate students under great strain. In the last decade, undergraduate costs have skyrocketed. The Parian Law Firm, LLC believes that all students should have equal access to high-quality educational institutions.

In 2016, students graduating with a bachelor’s degree owe debts around $37,172, according to the Wall Street Journal. Many students struggle to maintain existing personal financial obligations while investing in their future. The financial earnings gap between those who attended college and those who didn’t continue to widen, reducing chances of upward mobility for those who did not receive a degree, according to the New York Times.

Identifying the Gap

The Parian Law Firm applauds those seeking a higher education. Education brightens the future of America.  However, in higher education, a paradigm called “The Gap” exists.

If a student, for example, receives a Pell Grant and other financial aid, they still may struggle to pay the balance due to attend college or university classes.  Many times this is due to circumstances beyond the student’s control such as growing up in an economically disadvantaged household.

Students are often unable to afford to continue their education. Unfortunately, many students simply give up on their dreams of a college education.

We simply cannot let this happen.

The Education Equality Scholarship

For this reason, The Parian Law Firm offers a needs-based financial aid response to aid gap funding specifically.

We are offering $1,000.00 to a student currently enrolled in a community college, junior college, undergraduate, or graduate program. 

The Education Equality Scholarship rewards hard-working individuals seeking future education, security, and financial stability.

The Education Equality Scholarship is available regardless of a student’s major selection and current educational year.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for The Education Equality Scholarship, applicants must meet several criteria:

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Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or be otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.
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Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited degree program in the United States including community college, junior college, undergraduate, or graduate program.
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Applicant must be passionate about closing the financial gap to education.

If an applicant meets the requirements stated above, they are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit all required materials by May 15, 2018 to be considered. The following documents are required for submission:

  • An updated resume with contact information and current student status.
  • A 750-word creative essay on how to close the financial gap to education and why access to higher education is important for all.
  • A current transcript from the applicant’s current institution. Unofficial transcripts are accepted and first-year students should submit unofficial transcripts from their most recent institution with documentation from the school which the applicant is currently enrolled.

When writing the scholarship application essay, applicants are encouraged to be creative in their responses. The essay, itself, is used by The Parian Law Firm to determine the applicant’s personality, lifestyle, and potential future. When writing the application essay, focus on innovative ways to reduce the financial gap to education and help those who would otherwise be unable to afford a degree. At The Parian Law Firm, we thrive upon the future generation’s creative problem-solving skills and social justice-seeking dreams.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

We feel that the Education Equality Scholarship applicants are the world’s future. We love contributing to our nation’s next wave of intelligent, talented industry workers—regardless of their field. Additionally, we thrive upon assisting disadvantaged, disabled or otherwise underrepresented individuals receive educational and fiscal justice. The Education Equality Scholarship rewards approved applicants with the following:

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The Educational Justice Scholarship to be utilized for university or college tuition.
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A check for $1,000 payable to the award recipient’s university or college to pay tuition.
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Future reference of The Parian Law Firm representation and scholarship assistance.

All award recipients are expected to submit any and all receipts in accordance with IRS regulations. The scholarship award recipient will be notified of their selection after May 15, 2018.

APPLY TODAY, AND SECURE YOUR FUTURE

As a personal injury law firm and national award-holder of multiple accolades including being named as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The Parian Law Firm is incredibly dedicated to the superb futures of its applicants. The Education Equality Scholarship applicants aren’t simply students seeking financial coverage, they’re the nation’s next crop of fantastic decision makers. We believe each student’s potential can be maximized, and we think empowering every future university attendee relieves financial burdens while maximizing success.

Find a fulfilling career, secure a meaningful job, and strike out debt before it accumulates. The Parian Law Firm intends to guide students every step of the way to rewarding careers, reduce the year-to-year post-graduate financial struggle, and free graduate’s post-educational life of unnecessary weight. We’re here to help you dream, achieve, and succeed.

To apply for this year’s scholarship, please send all required information–resume, essay, and transcripts–to marketing@westgalawyer.com by the official program deadline of May 15, 2018.

Please format the scholarship application email subject line as follows: Candidate’s First and Last name — The Parian Law Firm Education Equality Scholarship.