Community Volunteer Scholarship
Each year, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP offers its Community Volunteer Scholarship to a deserving student. The winner of the 2021 scholarship will receive $2,500 to further their education. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2021.
Why We Offer This Scholarship
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The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP maintains strong connections to the Long Island community, where we offer our legal services to people in need. Our entire team strives to service 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,” said founding partner Richard Jaffe. “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 Community Volunteer Scholarship
We encourage all community-driven students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the Community Volunteer Scholarship.
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 or university
- Provide proof of citizenship 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
Essay Topic for the Community Volunteer Scholarship
To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must write a 750-word essay on the following topic:
“Explain how you go above and beyond in your community by volunteering. Please describe the causes or organizations you support and explain how your efforts help make life better for the members of your community. Finally, tell us how you plan to help your community through your future career.”
When you have finished writing your essay, please save the document as a PDF 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 Community Volunteer Scholarship, please complete and submit the application form on this page.
Applications must be received by June 15, 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.