At Waple and Houk, we strive to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to our civil justice system as well as the same academic, interpersonal, and community opportunities. Education is a critical cornerstone upon which future leaders are made and providing financial assistance to those in need is crucial. To that end, our law firm is creating a scholarship to students either currently enrolled, or who plan to enroll, in a program consistent with our vision.
This award seeks students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants are encouraged to apply in fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented: science, math, engineering, technology, business, and law. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school during the current calendar year in which they applied for the scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Waple and Houk.
We are a diverse law firm with a primary focus on workers’ comp and family law operating out of North Carolina. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the current calendar year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.
This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.
Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum
Essay Topic: Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.
How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://waplehouklaw.com/scholarship/
Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on final day of the calendar year. The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.
Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards.
Start by asking a teacher, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments.
A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for this scholarship but also distinguish herself from the rest of the applicants. It is suggested for you to review our website, all of the scholarship criteria, and write a thoughtful, informative essay.
The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year for which the scholarship was applied for. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.
Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.