Each year, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe offers a Scholarship Essay Contest to a deserving student. The winner of the 2024 scholarship will receive $2,500 to further their education. The deadline for applications is June 13, 2024.
Why We Offer This Scholarship
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe maintains strong connections to the Long Island community, where we offer our legal services to people in need. Our entire team strives to serve the community through volunteer work in a wide variety of organizations. Sometimes we help with legal concerns, but we also devote our time and efforts to helping the underprivileged members of our community, as well as those in need of medical support.
“Community service represents a critical aspect of our firm,” founding partner Richard Jaffe says.
“To further extend our commitment to giving back to the community, we want to help today’s young volunteers succeed in their academic and professional pursuits. When they venture out into their own careers, they will, in a way, be continuing our legacy,” Jaffe concluded.
Eligibility for the Scholarship Essay Contest
We encourage all community-driven students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for our scholarship essay contest.
To be eligible, you must:
- Have a GPA of 2.5 (applies only to students already in college when applying)
- Be admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school
- Be a New York State resident
- Provide proof of enrollment as well as a college or high school transcript
- Write and submit an essay on the topic described below
- Agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions
- Complete and submit the application form
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe looks forward to reviewing your application.
Essay Topic for the Scholarship Essay Contest
To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must write a 750-word essay on one of the following topics:
Navigating Personal Injury: A Personal Perspective: Share a personal experience, either your own or someone close to you, with a personal injury incident. Reflect on the challenges faced during the aftermath and the role personal injury law played in seeking justice or compensation. Discuss what you believe could be improved in the current legal system based on your experience, and how your insights could contribute to positive change.
Advocacy Beyond the Courtroom: Personal Commitment to Social Justice: Share a personal commitment to social justice and how it intersects with personal injury law. Discuss a cause or community initiative you have been involved in that addresses the needs of those affected by personal injuries. Reflect on how your personal experiences and values influence your approach to advocating for justice beyond the courtroom, and propose innovative ways the legal community can further contribute to social justice causes.
When you have finished writing your essay, please save the document as a Microsoft Word document and attach it to the application form on this page. To meet the essay’s requirements, you may cite anecdotal stories or reference any volunteer projects that you have initiated.
Instructions for Applying for the Scholarship
To apply for the scholarship, please complete and submit the application form on this page.
Applications must be received by June 13, 2024. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Winner to be announced by July 15th, 2024.
We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship or answer any questions other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.
Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Claiming Prize: The winner will have one week to claim their prize after they have been notified. If we do not hear back from you within 10 days of our original correspondence, the award will go to the runner up.