2022 Menzer Law Firm Support The Community Scholarship
Since 1980, college costs have risen exponentially. The College Board reported that the average tuition and fees tripled at public four-year universities between the 1990 and 2020. And the cost of attending public two-year and private four-year institutions during the same time period has doubled.
As a result of these dramatic increases, most college students cannot afford to pay for school without receiving scholarships and grants or taking on sizeable debt.
At Menzer Law Firm, PLLC, we know the value of higher education. We faced our own financial struggles with student debt, and we recognize that it is even harder today for students to pay for their education.
We want to provide deserving students in Seattle and Hawaii with scholarships that will help them cover some of their tuition and fees and reduce their debt obligations.
That is why we are offering the Menzer Law Support the Community Scholarship to top students who have helped their communities by volunteering for nonprofits where they live.
About The Menzer Law Support The Community Scholarship
We are offering $2,500 scholarships to a current or prospective higher education students who have recently volunteered with a nonprofit in their community. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winners’ accredited college, university or trade school and is to be used for tuition and fees. We will also make $1,000 donations to the nonprofit at which the scholarship winners volunteered their time.
“We want to use these scholarships to help the community in two ways,” said Matt Menzer. “First, by supporting a student’s pursuit of higher education – we know how important yet financially challenging it can be to go to college or obtain career training after high school. Second, by supporting a nonprofit’s mission. We know that so many Washington and Hawaii residents rely on nonprofits, yet these organizations have a hard time obtaining funding.”
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to receive the Support the Community Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a current freshman or sophomore undergraduate or a high school senior who has accepted admission and will be attending a university, college, community college or trade school in the fall of 2022.
- Have high academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better.
- Have volunteer experience at a Washington or Hawaii 501©(3) nonprofit in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
How To Apply
To apply for a Menzer Law Support the Community Scholarship, complete the application form, which asks about your academic and volunteer history. You must also submit an official high school or undergraduate transcript, and, if you are applying as a high school senior, your acceptance letter from the accredited college, university or trade school.
Please also provide an essay that is up to three pages long describing your volunteer experience at a nonprofit in your community. The essay should focus on how that experience shaped or influenced your values or impacted your pursuit of higher education. Applicants should email completed materials and any questions to the address on the form. All materials should be in PDF format. Please do not call the office with questions.
The deadline for the scholarship application is August 15, 2022. We will notify the scholarship winners in September 2022, and the funds will be available for the fall 2022 semester.
Overview Of Scholarship Application Materials
You must provide in PDF format:
- Completed application form;
- Official high school or college transcript;
- Copy of acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or trade school (for high school seniors); and
- A one- to three-page typed essay
About Menzer Law Firm, PLLC
Attorney Matt Menzer launched Menzer Law Firm, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, in 2002. The Maui office was opened up in 2019. The firm also includes attorneys JohnDavid Toren, Brady Douglas, and Philip Lowenthal as well as staff members Will Troy and Ashley Hutchison. Together, they fight hard for individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. As attorneys who specialize in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice, they help families in the community receive the compensation they need to move forward with their lives.
“We are dedicated to helping the people of Washington and Hawaii,” said attorney Menzer. “We want to help create strong, safe, healthy communities. We hope our Support the Community Scholarships will further those goals.”
Applications must be completed and delivered to [email protected] by August 15, 2022.