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Guajardo & Marks, LLP is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2020).
This scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury.
Scholarship applicants must submit a sample of their writing which has previously been published in a newspaper, magazine, professional blog or academic publication. It is not necessary that the subject matter be related to the law; its primary purpose should be to inform readers.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.;
- Commencing law school (1L) in August 2020;
- Written an article which has been published (in print or digital media).
Applicants must submit the following by May 1, 2020:
- A completed Scholarship Application Form;
- Copy of law school acceptance letter;
- Copy of previously published article or link to its online location.
- Ability to clearly convey a complex message.
Guajardo & Marks, LLP Scholarship is a $1,000 award. We will notify the successful applicant by June 15, 2020. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the applicable law school and mailed by August 1, 2020, to help defray the recipient’s tuition costs and other expenses. The recipient is expected to abide with current tax laws.
Past Scholaship Recipents
Angel Torres, Our 2020 scholarship recipent. You can see the article submitted here: https://stmuhistorymedia.org/justice-sought-70-years-after-the-youngest-boy-in-the-20th-century-is-executed/
Angel Torres also wrote, “I am super excited and grateful that I have been selected as the winner of the 2020 Guajardo & Marks Scholarship. As a recipient of the scholarship I wanted to thank you for providing this scholarship opportunity. Financial comfort isn’t something I had growing up. The scholarship opportunity you have provided will help me achieve financial comfort during law school and alleviate some of the debt that comes with a law degree. It is because of generous law firms that provide scholarship opportunities,like Guajardo & Marks, that make law school more accessible to diverse students. Just as the firm Guajardo & Marks is making a difference in society, I too, in the near future will make a difference. This scholarship will allow me to spend more time working on my craft and on my studies, instead of finding avenues to alleviate the debt I will accrue. I want to gratefully thank the firm Guajardo & Marks again, and wish you all good luck on your individual and collective endeavors.”
More About Guajardo & Marks, LLP
At Guajardo & Marks, LLP, they believe in making a positive impact in the lives of our clients and their families. They are dedicated to providing the most personal, compassionate service possible. With decades of experience, the Dallas personal injury lawyers Michael Guajardo and Greg Marks know all too well the difficulties victims and their families face following a catastrophic injury.
By submitting an application, the applicant grants the Guajardo & Marks, LLP permission to use the applicant’s name, school, and photo in marketing platforms. This can include, but is not limited to, the Guajardo & Marks’ website, social media accounts, press releases, or other publications.