May Law, LLP Public Service Scholarship

At May Law, LLP, we believe that public service is the cornerstone of a strong and healthy community. Our criminal defense practice focuses on serving those who may be overlooked in the justice system. We’re proud to provide a service that can benefit people from all walks of life.

We’re also proud to live in a community where so many individuals share our passion for public service. We believe that person has something valuable to contribute, and that our younger generations have unlimited potential to help the community thrive.

With this in mind, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering a $500 scholarship for students who are especially committed to serving the community.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • The scholarship candidate must be able to show proof of admission or attendance (e.g., a transcript or acceptance letter) at an accredited educational program, as stated above.
  • The scholarship candidate must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following documents in order to be considered:

  • An up-to-date resumé or C.V.
  • A current unofficial transcript from the candidate’s college. Incoming first-year college students may submit a current unofficial transcript from their high school and a copy of their college acceptance letter (PDF file type preferred).
  • A brief essay response (500-750 words) addressing the following:

Tell us about an extended volunteer opportunity where you worked to make your community a better place. This opportunity may be structured, such as a Girl Scout or Boy Scout project, or it may be unstructured, such as mowing lawns for your elderly neighbors. All we ask is that you pick an activity (or several activities) where you spent at least 25 hours serving your community. Why was your service so valuable? What did you personally gain from it? How might it influence your education as you enter (or continue) college?

Application Instructions

In order to be eligible, scholarship candidates must submit their FULL application (written essay, transcript, and resumé) via email. The official deadline for all application materials is August 1, 2017. Applications missing any of the required materials following this deadline will not be considered.