At Winters & Yonker P.A., we strive to ensure all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to our civil justice system as well as the same academic, interpersonal, and community opportunities.
Our team understands and acknowledges education is a critical cornerstone upon which future leaders are made. Importantly, providing financial assistance to those in need is crucial. To that end, our law firm has created a scholarship that is available to students either currently enrolled, or who plan to enroll, in a program consistent with our vision.
This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance.
This scholarship is designed to assist Florida students in obtaining the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school in the United States in the current calendar year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants can not be immediate family members of current Winters & Yonker P.A. employees. Applicants must be students who currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Winters & Yonker is a diverse law firm operating out of Florida with a primary focus on personal injury and auto accidents.
This annual scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service.
The $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable.
Applicants will need to submit:
Essay Requirements: 750-word minimum – 2500-word maximum
Essay Topic: What traits do you have that will enhance your education and future employment?
Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31 of the calendar year for which the scholarship was applied for. The winner will be announced on February 1 of the following calendar year and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum. This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance.
What are the primary selection criteria?
Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards.
Who should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?
Start by asking a teacher, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments.
How do we choose a winner?
A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for this scholarship but also distinguish himself/herself from the rest of the applicants. It is suggested for you to review our website, all of the scholarship criteria, and write a thoughtful, informative essay.
How quickly will I be notified?
The winner will be announced on February 1 of the following calendar year. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.
Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?
Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.