Scholarships & Grants

Merit-Based Scholarships

Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. No additional application is required. Scholarship decisions are made starting in December and are completed in April. Recipients are notified by letter on a rolling basis.

Merit Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

To qualify for merit need-based scholarships, an applicant must show high achievement and have the electronic FAFSA results on file with the Levin College of Law by March 15 for fall entrants.

Second and Third Year Student Scholarships

The following scholarships applications will be available on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for second and third year students. The specific eligibility requirements for the awards are listed below. Applications can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

NOTE: Deadline for filing all applications is Monday, September 28, 2015. The Faculty Financial Aid Committee will make the awards by the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Please note that eligibility standards require completion of two (2) full semesters of law school (summers count as ½ semester) therefore, FALL 2015 ENTRANTS CANNOT APPLY FOR THESE AWARDS. Transfer students are eligible if they have completed at least one full semester at the Levin College of Law. Current scholarship recipients are not eligible.

A.H. BURNETT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award for $1,300.00
Basis of Award: Financial Need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

BENJAMIN H. AYRES SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award of $1,300
Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two(2) semesters in the Levin College of Law.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended a Marion County, Florida High School or plans to practice law in Marion County, Florida.

Basis of Award: Academic Merit.

ATWOOD DUNWODY SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,150

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2, but not more than 3 1/2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

Basis of award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,000

This scholarship includes a mentoring component so the recipient will have access to the Donors for professional advice and consultation, if they so wish.

Eligibility:

A) Student member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

B) Must be from or have family from one of the following Florida counties: Marion, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee, or Highlands.

Basis of Award: Financial need and essay (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA).

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

CLIFFORD W. CRANDALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $1,500 per year (excluding summer) for two years.

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2, but not more than 3 semesters in law school.
B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

CYPEN and CYPEN SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
Four (4) awards of $1,200
Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Academic merit

GERALD A. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $3,400

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third year student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

B) Applicant must be an active member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) or the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA).

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

GOLDSTEIN LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP in Honor of Assistant Dean of Admissions Michael Patrick

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,700

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed four semesters in law school.

B) Third-year law student, LSAT score of 159 or higher, has financial need and completes a 100 word essay on why he/she is deserving of the scholarship.

C) Rank in the top one-half of the class at the end of his or her fourth semester.

D) Applicant must have successfully completed at the Levin College of Law at least 29 credit hours of graded coursework.

Basis of Award: Financial need, academic merit and essay. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

HARRY F. GOODMARK SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Five (5) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Second or third year law student with demonstrated need according to the FAFSA.

B) Demonstrated interest in representing injured workers in worker’s compensation proceedings, or domestic violence issues or children’s rights issues or labor or employment law on behalf of low income workers.

C) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

The Honorable George L. and Gloria F. Proctor Memorial Scholarship

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1700

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply an applicant must be a second or third year law student.

Preference will be given to students that express an interest in practicing bankruptcy law in the Jacksonville area either by statement of intent or demonstration of prior residence in the area.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

I. C. SPOTO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,350

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2 semesters, but not more than 3 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

JEFFREY ALLAN HIRSCH SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended high school in Broward County or plans to practice in Broward County.

Basis of Award: Academic merit.

JUDGE JAMES BRYAN WHITFIELD CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:
Demonstrated high proficiency and interest in the field of Constitutional Law. This includes recipients of the highest grade in the following: Constitutional Law I and II, Florida Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law Seminar and Political Civil Rights. Also, authors of articles or papers dealing with Constitutional Law prepared for the UF Law Review, for Seminars, or for an Independent Study course will be considered. Available to December 2013, May 2014, August 2014 graduates only.

Basis of Award: Consideration is to be given not only to grades, but also to those qualities that will lead to an outstanding career in the field of Constitutional Law.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

JUSTICE JORGE LABARGA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY THE CUBAN AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,400

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third year student.

B) A Cuban American law student who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban American community.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

JUSTICE RICHARD W. ERVIN SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,500

Eligibility:

A) Available to December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015 graduates only.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

LEWIS “LUKIE” ANSBACHER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Five (5) awards of $4,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least three (3) semesters and accumulated at least 40 credit hours.

B) Completed a minimum of two courses in real property or in a related subject area.

C) Show evidence of an interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and demonstrated interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

The Marion Jackson Foundation

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,500

Eligibility:

A) Students must be 2L or 3L

B) Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 to 3.0

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

McLIN BURNSED SCHOLARSHIP FUND in Honor of Walter S. McLin, III and R. Dewey Burnsed

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,450

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a Florida resident with the greatest need.

B) Applicant must be a currently enrolled second or third year law student.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

McNATT SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Ten (10) awards of $2,300

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have graduated from a college in the Southeastern United States and completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.00 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

SCOTT and LISA HAWKINS CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,200

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a third year law student.

B) Applicant must be in the top 25% of the class.

C) Applicant must demonstrate that they exemplify leadership, integrity, character and professionalism through active participation in student organizations, community activities, and/or the legal community.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

WALTER “Bud” ROBISON, III SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at last 2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Other Scholarships

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.

URL

www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/

CABA Foundation Scholarship

Application information here

Charles Moo Scholarship

Eligibility:

Students of Asian descent; at least 18 years of age

Application deadline:

September 7, 2015

Amount:

$500

Students must write 450-700 words for the prompt, “Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue.”

More information here.

Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury And Military Veteran Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Deadline: These are both yearly contests, and the last day to submit the required materials for each contest will be 11-01 of each year.
Website: To learn more about the personal injury and vet scholarship offerings go here: http://losangeles.ehlinelaw.com/ehline-law-firm-pc-scholarship-fund/
Amount: $500×2.
Renewable/one-time: This is a one time offering per each student and can be re-entered yearly until graduation.
Population: This offering is available to all law school students regardless of seniority.
Requirements:
1. Tort Law Scholarship
Pre-law or regular law students. All applications for the tort law contest scholarship must include a 500 or more word essay about improving the image of the personal injury legal profession. The essay shall include some examples of at least one recent case of capping or running, and the various ways that lawyers can prevent the image of “ambulance chaser” from further spreading into the public conversation.
2. Military Veterans Scholarship
Pre-law or regular law students. The military scholarship requires a copy of your DD-214 and proof of honorable discharge if original discharge was OTH. Roger that? If not, contact us. Other than that,this fund requires applicant to submit a 500 or more word essay about why military vets can make a difference in improving the image of the practice of law. In the essay, the veteran law student shall provide examples of how the discipline, honor and motivation learned in your military training will help you be a better lawyer and improve the image of lawyers in the consumer’s mind. For example, what life lessons did you obtain from your experience in basic training, Military occupational school, etc., and what did you personally learn from these challenges that will help make you a better jurist? How did these experiences help you prepare for law school? Why did you choose law over some other profession? Were you wounded in combat, were you an MP? Tell us everything pertinent to your choice in becoming a legal warrior.
Where to apply for your scholarship: info at ehlinelaw.com

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.

Candidates

Scholarship will be awarded to a current female law student for the following academic year.

Application deadline:

December 31, 2015

Amount:

This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016).

Details & Application

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities & financial need.
  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by December 31, 2015. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • The applicant must be a current female law student.
  • Applicant will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall semester of 2016.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. A transcript must be attached for application to be considered. An unopened copy of transcripts, sent from the applicant’s most recent law school will be required from finalists before award is presented.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $2,000. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

Application is here

Financial Growth for LGBTQ Scholarship

Eligibility

A student who identifies as LGBTQ and is enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline

October 15, 2015

Amount

$750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year

 

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Financial Success For Single Mothers Scholarship

Eligibility

A single mother enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline

October 1, 2015

Amount

$750 scholarship for spring winter/spring session of the 2015-2016 school year

 

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Goodman Acker, P.C. 2015 Law School Scholarship

The 2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who has achieved high academic achievement, submitted an original essay, and is currently attending or has been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States, This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university that have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission). All information can be found by visiting https://www.goodmanacker.com/our-firm/community-involvement/scholarship-2015/.

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship

The law offices of Howell & Christmas, LLC, a 10 out of 10 Avvo rated law firm is proud to have served the working men and women of South Carolina, with combined legal experience of over 30 years, in all types of accident and injury cases including car accidents, work accidents and medical malpractice. We have provided over 17 years of pro-bono work in our communities and started the non-profit Low country Helmets for Kids whose mission is to give away free bicycle and skateboard helmets and help prevent childhood brain injuries from occurring. $1000 will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law.

URL

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/

Icing On The Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship

Like so many in the community, we at Icing On The Ring have witnessed the devastating effects of breast cancer and its ability to completely overturn a life. That is especially true when an individual is working hard to put themselves through school. Although all college students face difficult obstacles, we believe that a disease like cancer should not be allowed to derail an aspiring student’s dream. Our intention is to offset the financial burden to a student who is continuing to study despite their encounter with breast cancer with two $1000 scholarships, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring.

URL

www.icingonthering.com/triumph-over-breast-cancer-scholarship/

Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship

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.

Amount

$1,000

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.
    • Applicant’s life has been impacted by single parenthood
    • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
    • Must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words.
    • Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript.

Applicant must also complete an online application form found at www.800prodivorce.com/single-parent-scholarship/

Essay Requirements
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?f
  3. How will this scholarship help you and your family while you pursue your legal education?

Apply

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

Deadline

July 31 Annually

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship. The personal injury lawyers on the Lamber-Goodnow team want to see the best and most qualified individuals enter the legal profession regardless of economic circumstances. To help this cause, we created a law school scholarship. The deadline is December 1, each year. More information here.

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Candidates

For a law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend in the Fall of 2016) an accredited law school

Deadline

May 1, 2015

Amount

$2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.

Details & Application

Click here to view the application

Mike Eidson Scholarship

As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete this form and return to AAJ Education by mail at: AAJ Education, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: education@justice.org by May 1, 2015.

RobbyStrong Cancer Survivor Scholarship Application 2016

Description

The Morris Law Firm is pleased to announce the Morris Law Firm #RobbyStrong Cancer Survivor Scholarship for the 2016 school year.

Dana Morris. a criminal defense lawyer in Panama City, Florida, was inspired to create this scholarship by Robby, a courageous young friend of the Morris family, battling cancer. Robby was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare type of childhood cancer, DSCRT. When the Morris’ reached out to Robby’s parents to find out what they could do to help, Robby’s parents were plain spoken in saying, “Robby challenges everyone to do random acts of kindness in the name of #RobbyStrong around your community. Our family has been blessed by kindness in a big way, we want to share the love. Go out. Do good. Be RobbyStrong! and let us know what you are up to.”

We at The Morris Law Firm know that thousands of families have been forced to face cancer head on. To show our support for #RobbyStrong and so many others, we would like to help a law student whose life has been affected by cancer with a $500.00 scholarship. The one time scholarship will be presented in the fall of 2016 and all applications must be turned in by May 31, 2016.
Robby’s courage and resilience has inspired the Morris Law Firm. We are #Robbystrong.

Requirements

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2016. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must be attending college by the fall semester of 2016.
  • Applicant must plan to attend law school but will not yet have graduated from law school by fall semester 2016.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached for application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $500 to be awarded the fall semester of 2016.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

A link to the application can be found here: http://www.dmorrislaw.com/scholarship/.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene are proud to serve the people of Florida and California and to give back to our community. Since 1997 we have worked to represent those injured by the carelessness and negligence of others and to help victims and their families get back on their feet. Now we are pleased to present a $1,000 scholarship to one student of Hispanic descent seeking to obtain a law degree.

URL

http://www.injurylawyers.com/latin-heritage-scholarship/

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

We believe that attorneys stand in a unique place to be able to help families and individual victims of child abuse. While the damage that abuse causes can be life-long, a dedicated lawyer can help end abuse, establish legal protections for victims, win custody battles, and even secure compensation to provide medical treatment and therapy. These are the essential tools to protecting children and helping them manage and move past trauma as they grow.

URL

www.injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship/

The Tix Team 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans

At the law firm of The Tix Team, we believe there is no career nobler that a military veteran could choose than the practice of law. That’s why we are offering a $1,000 scholarship for veterans pursuing a Juris Doctor degree.

Amount

$1,000

Requirements

  • Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school or a student entering law school (having already been accepted to an accredited law school) this year.
  • Applicant must be a veteran
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words.

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

  1. How has your military service inspired you to a career in the law?
  2. How has your military service affected your outlook on our legal system?
  3. What has been your greatest challenge in balancing your military career and your pursuit of a legal education?

Apply

To apply for The Tix Team Veterans Scholarship, please complete our online application found at www.thetixteam.com/veterans-law-scholarship/

Deadline

July 31 Annually

The Umansky Law Firm Education Scholarship

The Umansky Law Firm proudly supports those pursuing a career as lawyers with the creation of the The Umansky Law Firm Education Scholarship. The Umansky Law Firm, a criminal defense firm based in Orlando, FL will be sponsoring this annual scholarship for law students whose lives have been impacted by severe car accident injury. Recognizing that physical impairments often make academic pursuits more challenging we will award $1,000 to our scholarship fund in order to assist exceptional students who have suffered severe injuries from car accidents.

Amount

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.

Deadline

November 13, 2015

Details & Application

Visit http://www.thelawman.net/umansky-education-scholarship.shtml for more information.

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

Deadline

August 31 (annually), Winners are selected by September 15

Description

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.

URL

www.cafamilydivorcelawyer.com/scholarship/essay-contest/