When Steven Schwartzapfel became an attorney over 35 years ago, he finally realized a goal from childhood – to secure a career where he could help others on a daily basis. Growing up with a father afflicted with multiple sclerosis, he knew all too well how difficult it can be for families to flourish when a loved one is sick, injured, or disabled. Forging a path to practicing personal injury law, Schwartzapfel is now able to help individuals and families every day who are struggling to find justice and compensation after being wronged.
Now, in addition to helping his clients settle or win personal injury claims, he and the legal team at Schwartzapfel Lawyers PC, want to give back to the community in more ways. This week, they have announced the $2,000 Schwartzapfel Lawyers Humanitarian Scholarship.
A $2,000 Scholarship For Compassionate, Thoughtful College Students
The 2017 Schwartzapfel Lawyers Humanitarian Scholarship is a $2,000 prize to be used for school-related expenses, including tuition, books, fees, room and board, or travel expenses. Available to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university, this scholarship has been created to help a student whose studies and education will lead to a career centered on helping others and improving the country and world we live in. Examples of careers that improve the lives of others include, but are not limited to:
- Social workers and counselors
- Doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals
- Nonprofit program director
- Volunteer coordinator
- Religious workers
We want to hear your story, from why you were inspired to choose a career that helps others to how you plan to realize your dreams. Share the story of what got you to where you are as well as the details of your biggest aspirations.
Scholarship Details, Instructions & Deadlines
All application materials should be sent to [email protected] on or before July 1, 2017. The winner of the scholarship will be announced a month later on August 1, 2017. The winner’s funds will be provided in time to use for the upcoming fall semester.
The winner will be chosen by a panel of readers at Schwartzapfel Lawyers based on his or her essay as well as his or her plan for positively impacting the world through their work.
To apply for the scholarship, each applicant must include:
- A copy of your student ID or other proof of college enrollment.
- A 500-word essay outlining how you plan to positively affect the world through your career after graduation.
- Accepted file types: .doc; .docx; .pdf; .tif; .tiff; .gif; .jpeg; .bmp; .rft
Questions regarding the scholarship, the essay, or the application process may be directed to the above email address.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers: New York City Personal Injury Attorneys
The legal team at Schwartzapfel Lawyers is dedicated to helping each of their clients find peace, justice, and financial security in the wake of an accident, medical malpractice, or wrongful death. To learn more about our legal services, or to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury attorneys, please call us today at 1-877-737-4806 or fill out our short online contact form.