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Banafshe Law Firm, PLC, a California Personal Injury Law Firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending their first year of college or graduate school.  The annual scholarship program is aimed at students who have overcome a challenge in life, performed community service, and demonstrates financial need.

Award and Key Dates

  • Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually
  • Scholarship check will be made out to winner’s school and mailed to recipient’s home address
  • Application and supporting material must be submitted by the last of July 31st annually
  • Scholarship winner will be notified prior to August 31st annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Submits a brief essay between 350 to 700 words detailing a single challenge in life you have overcome, community services you have been involved in and how you intend to finance your education.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the attached application found here: Scholarship Application
  • Submit the following to scholarship@banalaw.com
    • Completed Application
    • Essay
    • Current college or graduate school transcript or, if not already enrolled, your acceptance letter to a college or graduate school.
    • Proof of at least a 2.5 GPA

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
  • Employees, clients, professional affiliates, and agents of Banafshe Law Firm, PLC (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
  • The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
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