The Robert J. Horst Scholarship

A $500 annual scholarship awarded to talented American undergraduate or graduate students, preferably (but not necessarily) majoring in law.

Full Description

The Horst Law firm, led by attorney Robert J. Horst, is a Florida-based legal organization specializing in cases of personal injury.

The scholarship they offer aims to assist American undergraduate or graduate students fulfill their dreams of pursuing a higher education.

Although the award targets mainly students who plan to study law, this is not a necessary requirement.

Transfer students are also invited to apply, as well as student pertaining to various minorities.

Applicants are required to either write a 1000 to 3000 words essay or to submit a 3 to 10 minutes video essay on one of the following topics/questions:

  • the candidate’s biggest weakness and how he/she is overcoming it.
  • the biggest problem in America today and possible ways to solve it.
  • the strengths and weaknesses of the American constitution.
  • what limits should there be on the First Amendment.
  • how should the law deal with petty drug offenders (should they be sentenced to long prison terms or not?).

The winner is required to submit a 500 words biography and a headshot photo which, together with his/her essay will be featured on the awarding organization’s website for one year.

The amount of the award is $500 and the deadline for the application is September 1, 2019.

Who's eligible?

Applicants are eligible for the scholarship if:

  • They are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents
  • They are at least 18 years old
  • They will be enrolled in a two or four year college this academic year
  • They did not earn more than $35000 last year
  • They have an active email and Facebook account

How to Apply

Applicants should submit by email either a 1000 to 3000 words essay or a 3 to 10 minutes video essay dealing with one of the above-mentioned topics/questions.

Their submission should be shared on Facebook, and their essays or videos should be posted on social media platforms.

Other important details they should include in their applications are their name, age, phone number, city and state of residence and link to their Facebook profile.


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