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Justice in Family Law Scholarship

Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we provide knowledgeable, experienced legal representation for clients in divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. We have seen how difficult these cases can be for the people involved, and the impact the outcomes have on their lives, for better or worse. We firmly believe that all parties in a family law case should be treated fairly under the law, and we want to support the next generation of attorneys who will continue to promote justice in family law throughout the United States.

We are offering The Law Office of George J. Skuros Justice in Family Law Scholarship to a current or aspiring law student who wants to bring positive change to family law practice and policy. The award, in the amount of $1,000, can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses at the college, university, or law school where the recipient is enrolled.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

To apply for the Justice in Family Law Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled (or will be) in an accredited undergraduate or J.D. program at a U.S. college or university for Fall 2024
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are a U.S. citizen
  • You have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Application Instructions

Your application should include an essay of 500-1,500 words in response to one of the prompts listed below. Essays must include at least one citation.

A. ) What is an injustice that you see in the implementation and enforcement of family law in the U.S.? How can this injustice be rectified?

B. ) Discuss the effect divorce has on the behavior and emotions of children. Students may explore how the experience can shape a child's understanding of emotional well-being, relationships, self-esteem, and overall behavior.

In addition to your essay, we ask that you submit an academic transcript, a professional photograph of yourself, and contact information including your address, phone number, and email address.

The deadline to submit your materials is June 12, 2024.

Judging Criteria

Our team will review all applications and select a scholarship recipient using the following criteria:

Demonstrated passion for the practice and betterment of family law

Originality, thoughtfulness, and writing quality of the essay

Adherence to the application instructions and eligibility criteria

We will notify the Fall 2024 recipient via email by July 12, 2024, and send the award to the financial aid office at the recipient's school. By applying for the scholarship, you consent that if you are selected, your name, essay, and photograph may be used on our website and in other marketing materials.

Justice in Family Law Scholarship Winners

Erwin Barillas

Spring 2024 Winner: Erwin Barillas

We at the Law Office of George J. Skuros are pleased to announce our Spring 2024 Justice in Family Law Scholarship has been awarded to Erwin Barillas. Erwin is a hardworking senior at Pepperdine University seeking to pursue a master’s degree and law school upon graduation.

Contact Us With Your Questions

Any questions about the Justice in Family Law Scholarship should be directed here.

We look forward to your applications!

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The Law Office of George J. Skuros Justice in Family Law Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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