Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Single-Parent Scholarship, awarded to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law who is also a single parent.

The attorneys of Katz & Phillips, P.A. have seen firsthand how difficult it can be to manage family obligations while attending law school.  This is even truer if you are a single parent. As divorce attorneys we frequently work with single parents who attend school or plan to return to school. That’s why we created this $1,000 scholarship for single parents pursuing a law degree.

For all parents, balancing school work with career and home life can be a struggle. This struggle becomes even more pronounced when a parent is faced with raising a child or children alone. Our intention with this scholarship is to make it easier for a determined single parent to pursue their dream of one day practicing law. We want to help remove financial roadblocks so that you can focus on your studies and your family.

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is very active in the community, and one of our goals with our community work is encouraging and supporting future attorneys. We believe the practice of law is a valuable and fulfilling career and that all dedicated law students deserve an equal chance.

To qualify for our Single-Parent Scholarship you do not need to be enrolled in a law school; however, if you are not you must either be declared as a pre-law major or actively plan to attend law school. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply and look forward to awarding this first-ever scholarship.

Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application essay they provide.

Deadline for Applications: July 31

Applicant Essay Topics

Please choose one of the three questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.

  1. How has being a single parent affected your education?
  2. How have you overcome a particularly difficult obstacle in pursuing your legal education?
  3. How will this scholarship help you and your family while you pursue your legal education?

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school or at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend and accepted into law school for the following academic year.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript.

How to Apply

To apply for the Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship, please complete our online application or email us directly at dkatz@kplegalteam.com.

Terms and Conditions

Scholarship open to all students attending an accredited law school in the United States.  Applicant must be a student at an accredited law school, or be accepted to begin law school at an accredited law school within 6 months of application.  All funds will be dispersed to scholarship recipient by the end of October for the year they have been awarded said scholarship.  Scholarship winner is determined solely by our selection committee.  All decisions of the selection committee are final. Applicants must file a sworn notarized statement that they are a single parent with their application.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: We will not sell, share, or distribute the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:  The winner of the Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship will be determined by a selection committee set up by the Law Offices of Katz & Phillip, P.A., said selection will in no way be influenced by gender, race, national origin, sexual preference or any criteria other than the meeting of the application requirements and our committees evaluation of the essay attached with the application.

Application Form

Mailing Address

Are you a United States Citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the United States? *

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Academic Information

Essay

Please choose one of the three questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.
1) How has being a single parent affected your education?
2) How have you overcome a particularly difficult obstacle in pursuing your legal education?
3) How will this scholarship help you and your family while you pursue your legal education?



Certification

I hereby certify that all information I have provided in this form and attached materials is true, correct, and complete.