Combs Law Group Scholarship 2023: In Your Corner
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.
As a criminal defense lawyer, we often stand physically by someone’s side when they feel like the world (or at least the city, state, or federal government) are against them. Though our job is to defend our clients, it’s often not about whether or not we believe they are guilty or deserve punishment. It’s about giving them the protection and due process they are entitled to as someone accused of a crime in the United States.
Often, we also serve as a source of support and human compassion for our clients. We all need that person sometimes, regardless of who we are or what situations we find ourselves in.
Think about a time in your life when someone stood up for or defended you. Is there a go-to person who is always there in your corner? Or was there one particularly difficult situation where someone spoke up on your behalf? Write an essay reflecting on 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 Q3 2023 scholarship below.
The Prompt and Submission Requirements
A 500-1,000 word essay about “In Your Corner”
Tell us about a time someone stood up for you and defended you in a difficult situation. While the prompt is meant to be open-ended, you may choose to share the story of the situation you were in, who the person was who defended you, what your relationship was, the impact of the situation and your defender’s actions, 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 Friday, Sept 29
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 Q3 2023 scholarship, please send the following to email@example.com by September 29, 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 October 6, 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!