A $500 scholarship dedicated to U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate or graduate academic degree.
The Mirsky Law First is a legal organization which has specialized in criminal defense in the past 80 years. They serve New York, Long Island, Mineola and other surrounding areas, and developed a large network within these communities.
The scholarship they offer targets undergraduate or graduate students whose past academic performance was negatively influenced by an illness.
This is the topic of the written or video essay the candidates must submit in order to be taken into consideration for the award.
They must describe how they managed their classwork during their illness, what kind of external support they received (e.g. from their professors) and how they recovered, both physically and academically.
The winner’s essay or video, together with a 500 words biography and his/her Facebook link and email address will be featured on the awarding organization’s website for one year.
The amount of the scholarship is $500 and the deadline for the application is September 1, 2020.
The following criteria of eligibility apply for this scholarship:
- Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the U.S.
- They must be enrolled either part-time or full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university
- They cannot have earned more than $35,000 in the last year
- They must have an active email address and Facebook account
How to Apply
The applicants must submit by email either a 1000 to 1500 essay in PDF or Word format (typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point font) or a 3 to 10 minutes video (.mp4, .avi, .flx, .wmv, .mov format) in which they have to describe how an illness or another health issue affected their school performance (e.g. GPA).
Besides sending the video by email as an attachment, it should also be posted online (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox or other platforms) and the link to the video should be submitted in the email.
The news about the submission should be immediately shared on Facebook.