Young, Marr & Associates Annual Scholarship
Submissions for the 2020 award are now open. We will announce the winner in August 2020.
The Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyers at Marr & Associates has been representing clients in bankruptcy, disability, and criminal defense cases for over 30 years. We are pleased to announce the 2020 Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship available to law students. Scholarship applicants must be either:
- Studying for an undergraduate degree in paralegal studies, political science, or pre-law.
- Earning a J.D. in any legal concentration.
To apply for the scholarship, you must meet four requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must either (1) be able to demonstrate that you intend to enroll, or (2) provide proof of full-time, current enrollment at an accredited educational institution where you are pursuing your J.D. *Note that you may apply while your acceptance into law school is pending, but may not receive the scholarship until supplying proof of acceptance and enrollment.
- If you meet the criteria above, you may apply if you are an undergraduate student.
- You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
In addition to satisfying the requirements above, you must also provide the following materials:
- Your academic transcripts, which must verify a GPA of at least 3.0.
- Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution where you are pursuing a J.D.
- Proof of your attendance at law school, whether this or the following calendar year. Acceptable forms of proof include your acceptance letter or transcripts.
Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials no later than August 1, 2020:
- A completed Legal Scholarship Application (available here).
- A 650-word essay on the goals you hope you achieve by studying a legal profession.
- A valid college transcript or university transcript that indicates your current academic standing. This must include a minimum 3.0 GPA, in addition to proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.
Note that failure to submit any of the above materials will disqualify you from consideration.
The scholarship winner will be notified of their selection for the $1,000 award in August 2020.
To be considered eligible, all applications must be either (1) received by August 1, 2020, or (2) postmarked no later than August 1, 2020. You may submit your application materials online or via mail.
To submit your application via email, direct your message to [email protected]. The phrase “Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship 2020” must be included in your email’s subject line.
To submit your application via mail, send your materials to the following address:
Young, Marr & Associates
Attn: Paul Young
3554 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Before contacting our law offices, please take a few moments to read the questions and answers below. If your question is not addressed in our FAQ section below, contact us by emailing [email protected], and one of our team members will assist you.
How May the Scholarship Be Used?
The Young, Marr & Associates $1,000 Legal Scholarship may only be used for tuition and related costs. A check in the amount of $1,000 will be made payable to the appropriate college or university, which will apply the funds toward education-related expenses.
How Many Students Can Receive the Scholarship?
The Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship is only awarded to one student. This student must demonstrate academic excellence, a history of achievement, and promise for the future.
Can I Submit My Unofficial Transcript?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept unofficial transcripts at this time. All transcripts must be official records, verifiable by the registrar’s office at your school.
Do I Need to Provide Both Proof of Acceptance and Proof of Enrollment?
It is not necessary to provide both proof of acceptance and proof of enrollment to apply for the scholarship. However, depending on your grade level, you must submit at least one.
If you intend to attend law school in the fall, you are only required to submit proof of acceptance, which will act as proof of enrollment for the fall semester.
If you are a matriculating senior, Young, Marr & Associates may ask your college’s registration office to supply proof of enrollment before disbursing the scholarship award.
If neither of these descriptions applies to you, you must supply proof of enrollment to demonstrate your status as a full-time law student for the Fall 2020 semester.
If you do not submit the required materials, your application will be rejected.
What Can I Use as Proof of Enrollment?
Your registrar’s office should be able to provide the materials you need to verify enrollment or acceptance. Verification must come from the registrar’s office. Unfortunately, we cannot accept printouts or online versions of class schedules at this time.
Do I Need to Be in Law School or Going to Law School in Order to Be Eligible?
The Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship is available for students who are pursuing legal degrees. This includes law school students, and applicants who are both (1) pursuing undergrad degrees, and (2) have been accepted to attend an accredited law school for the next calendar year.
If you have any questions about whether your program qualifies you for the scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data Use Policy: Information gathered is only used to verify the authenticity of enrollment status and application materials. We (Young, Marr & Associates) do not share this information with third parties, nor do we send promotional materials to applicants using the data collected. We maintain the confidentiality of each scholarship applicant’s information. Once the consideration process is complete and the winner has been selected, application materials are destroyed.
We’re excited to review this year’s submissions. Best of luck to all our scholarship applicants!
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