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Justice in Family Law Scholarship

Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

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 in an accredited undergraduate or J.D. program at a U.S. college or university for Fall 2021
  • 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 the prompt:

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?

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 September 15, 2021.

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 2021 recipient via email by October 1, 2021, 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 Winner

Jessica Terkovich

Fall 2021 Winner

The Law Office of Geroge J. Skuros is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 recipient of our Justice in Family Law Scholarship, graduate student Jessica Terkovich. Our scholarship team selected Jessica based on the essay she submitted with her application, in which she details the injustices faced by children whose parent is a death row inmate.

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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