We are giving back to our community with the Eltringham Law Group Accident Injury/Illness Scholarship, which aims to support college-bound students who have been seriously injured in an accident or suffered from some other type of disease or illness that continues to negatively impact their lives.
For example, when a loved one is hurt in an accident, it poses hardships for the entire family. Students may have a hard time affording college and attending it. Eltringham Law Group is lending a hand by awarding three scholarships to students in need of financial assistance to achieve their educational goals and reach for their dreams.
Scholarships Available for Injured Students
Our firm is awarding three scholarships as follows:
- 1st place: $3,000
- 2nd place: $1,500
- 3rd place: $500
How Do I Apply?
Applicants must write an essay discussing the following:
Briefly describe your injury or illness and share the major hardships you have endured as a result.
Your essay should ideally discuss how your injury or illness has impacted your regular activities of daily living and interfered with the continued pursuit of your educational goals.
Describe the challenges you faced throughout your recovery and how you have managed to persevere despite those obstacles, with particular emphasis on any resulting financial hardship or strain and your ability to pay for your continued education.
Your essay must be at least 500 words, but no more than 1000 words.
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the Due Date?
All submissions must be received by May 31, 2023.
Students must apply each year to qualify for that year’s award. Only three scholarships will be awarded annually.
Announcement of the Winner
The winner will be announced by June 15, 2023. They will be notified by email.
The winning essay will be published on our website and social media along with the winner’s name and photo and the institution they are attending. By submitting your entry, you agree to these terms.
Payment of the Injury Scholarship Award
The scholarship will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the student and will go towards their tuition balance. It will be awarded by August 1 or by the time the school requires it.
The money may be put towards any educational expenses such as admission, room, board, etc.
- Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or currently attending college.
- Applicants must be applying to a United States school recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in federal Title IV student financial aid programs.
- Applicants must submit a copy of their acceptance letter from their educational institution.
- Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit proof of GPA.
- Students must be United States citizens residing in the country and submit proof of citizenship before accepting the scholarship.
- Applicants must establish a financial need. You must provide your EFC number/score as calculated by FAFSA and describe your need in your essay.
- Applicants must submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, past or present.
- Students must submit at least one character recommendation letter from a non-relative, non-peer such as a present or former employer, coach, etc.
- Applicants may have any degree and may be pursuing any major to enter
- Applicants will not be judged based on race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.
- No employee, past employee, or relative of an employee of the Eltringham Law Group will be eligible to apply.
- The subject of the email should be labeled “Eltringham Scholarship Submission 2023”.
- An unbiased, independent selection committee will determine the winner.
The Eltringham Law Group promises the keep the identity of all applicants private. No personal information will be shared with other parties. It will only be used for scholarship-related communications.
About Eltringham Law Group
The Eltringham Law Group is a team of Florida car accident and personal injury attorneys. We are dedicated to truth, transparency, and justice. We offer free case evaluations and don’t charge a fee unless we help you win your case.