Welsh & Welsh, a personal injury firm in Omaha, Nebraska, is pleased to announce that we are offering a twice-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall or spring semester. We understand the difficulties college students face financially and feel that by providing students with this opportunity, we can help them pave the way towards a brighter future.
We first started the scholarship in Fall 2017 and were humbled by its success. We’ve decided to continue it for 2018 and beyond.
The current open submission period is for Spring 2018.
Applications are due by Monday, January 8th, 2018.
The next open submission period will be for Fall 2018. Applications will be due by August 1st, 2018.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the topic below as well as provide some additional information.
- Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the U.S.
- Applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
- As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead.
Applicants will need to write a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
Why is pursuing a higher education important to you, other than financial gain?
Once the application period closes, Welsh & Welsh will choose a winner based on the uniqueness of each essay as well as the writer’s knowledge in the topic. Creativity and unique ideas give points here.
By submitting your essay to us, you agree that your essay may be featured on our blog. We will publish the winning essay as well as 1-2 of the top contenders at our discretion. Published essays may appear with minor edits in place.
To submit your application, email us your completed essay, a digital copy of the acceptance letter from the college or graduate school verifying your first-year status, and some brief information about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body of your email, please include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. You may include a brief paragraph telling us about yourself and your career-related goals, but this part should be brief. The essay should be attached as either a .DOCX, .PDF, or .RTF, or included in the body of the email.
Send all applications and questions to email@example.com.
We look forward to looking at your applications!
List of Past Winners
Fall 2017: Nicole Quezada of California – Read Nicole’s essay