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Future Leaders Scholarship

UPDATE: The Future Leaders Scholarship recipient has been selected. Brett Murphy would like to congratulate Joshua Ontell! Joshua will be attending the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.

 

The Brett Murphy $2,000 Future Leaders Scholarship 2014 is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited law school.
  • Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited law school. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The award recipient shall provide the following documentation to obtain the scholarship:

  • A transcript reflecting the student’s current standing with a 3.5 GPA.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment in an accredited law school.
  • The Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $2,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university or college to cover these expenses.

Application Materials

All applicants must complete the provided Future Leaders Application and submit a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change. All applicants must also include a valid transcript reflecting his or her current standing with a 3.5 GPA and proof of acceptance and enrollment. Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.

Award

The Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 15, 2014.

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2014. Applications should be mailed to:

Brett Murphy – Washington’s Injury Lawyers

Attn: Ingrid Taylor

1310 10th Street, Suite 104

Bellingham, WA 98225  

Click here to download the application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions regarding the Future Leaders Scholarship. Before contacting us, please read through our frequently asked questions below to see if your question has already been answered. If not, feel free to email questions to itaylor@brettlaw.com, and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I send my unofficial transcript as proof of my 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA?

Unfortunately, no. In this digital age it is too easy to alter unofficial transcripts, therefore we require that transcripts be the official records obtained from your school through the registrar.

Do I need to provide proof of acceptance to and proof of enrollment in college/university?

You will need to provide one or the other where it is appropriate. For example, if you are an advancing college senior, then proof of acceptance would be appropriate to prove where your enrollment for the fall semester 2014. Please note: for matriculating seniors, we may request proof of enrollment in your college or university prior to disbursing scholarship funds. For all other applicants, proof of enrollment demonstrating that you’ll be a full-time student for the fall 2014 semester, is required. Failing to provide the necessary materials will disqualify your application.

What counts as proof of enrollment?

By contacting your school’s registrar, you will be able to obtain documentation that proves enrollment. This official document needs to be from your school. We cannot accept copies of your class schedule as proof of enrollment.

Do I need to be a law student to apply?

The Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in law with an interest in personal injury law. If you are unsure if your degree or program of study is applicable, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Brett Murphy retains the exclusive and unlimited right to publish the Future Leaders Scholarship essays wholly or in part throughout any of its websites and other online media sites.