Combs Law Group Scholarship 2023: Taking a Stand
Earn $500 toward your education by telling your story! Combs Law Group is excited to announce our current scholarship essay contest. See below for scholarship contest terms.
Taking the stand in court is when a witness or defendant testifies in court. Taking a stand is when someone speaks up or takes action in support of a cause they believe in. It often means trying to stop something you feel is wrong or unjust. Even when we feel fervent that something should or shouldn’t be, taking a stand and actually doing something is often incredibly difficult. Some of us may never find the courage to speak out.
As criminal defense and personal injury lawyers, it is our job to take a stand, in a way. We take a stand against injustices by advocating for the injured and holding negligent parties accountable or protecting those accused of crimes from unfair treatment under the law.
Think about a time you personally took a stand or witnessed someone doing so. What motivated you (or them) to do so? What circumstances led you to take action? How did other people react? What did you take away from this event? Write an essay exploring one or more of these questions for a chance to win a scholarship toward your education.
Learn more about the details and rules for this essay contest or submit your materials for the Combs Law Group Q2 2023 scholarship below.
The Prompt and Submission Requirements
A 500-1,000 word essay about “Taking a Stand”
Tell us about a time you stood up for something you believed in or felt strongly about OR a time in your life or in history when someone else took a stand. While the prompt is meant to be open-ended, you may choose to share the story of why it was a cause you believed in, why you chose to speak up, whether it was easy or difficult for you to do, how others felt (was yours the unpopular opinion? Or did others agree but they were reluctant to speak up themselves?), the results of your actions, what you learned, etc. Provide a personal and thoughtful perspective.
For your essay, please:
- include your full name and an essay title
- write between 500 – 1,000 words (longer does not always mean better!)
- attach it as a PDF, txt, doc, or docx file
- send it in by June 26
One winner will be selected based on a quality essay and adherence to the submission rules and requirements. The winning essay will utilize correct grammar and spelling, meet the submission deadline, demonstrate strong writing skills and approach the prompt from a unique and personal perspective. You may follow any accepted style (AP, MLA, Chicago or other) of your choosing.
To be considered for the Combs Law Group Q2 2023 scholarship, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time:
- a college transcript (unofficial is okay) or enrollment letter
- your essay
- your contact information
- your student number
- your school’s financial aid office information, including address and phone number
- a resume or short bio
We welcome and encourage non-traditional and underrepresented students. Because the award will be sent directly to the winner’s school, we require a transcript or enrollment verification to ensure the selected winner is eligible to receive funds to their student account. Current high school students or adults planning to attend or return to college or a trade school but are not yet enrolled, please check back with us after you can verify your enrollment. There will be additional opportunities!
The winner will be selected and contacted via email on June 30, 2023. Two attempts to contact the winner will be made. If Combs Law Group is unable to reach the selected winner with the provided contact information or we do not receive confirmation from the selected winner within 7 days, the runner-up will be selected as the winner.
Awards will be sent directly to the school.
We wish you luck and look forward to reading your essay!