Cohen & Jaffe, LLP College Scholarship 2019

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Cohen & Jaffe, LLP College Scholarship 2019

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is pleased to announce Cohen & Jaffe, LLP College Scholarship. This scholarship is available to the U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident, accepted to an institution of higher learning.

A total of five awards will be awarded. An applicant will be awarded a $ 1000 scholarship for the first prize, an applicant will be awarded $ 500 for the runner-up, and three applicants will be awarded $ 250 for a respectful mention.

Who May Eligible:

Applicants must meet the following Criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident.
  • Be accepted to an institution of higher learning.
  • Be graduating high school or receiving GED within 9 months.
  • A two or four-year college student enrolled in a US-institution for undergraduate studies.
  • Employees of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP,, Inc., their boards of directors and immediate family members are not eligible for this essay contest.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules

To participate in this scholarship, Application materials should be emailed in .pdf, .doc or .docx format only to Richard Jaffe at


The following documents must be provided for consideration (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format only)

  • An official copy of a current academic transcript.
  • Proof of legal residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, permanent resident card, etc.).
  • Proof of acceptance to an institution of higher learning. Should a winner be chosen that is still waiting on an acceptance letter, the candidate will have until June 19, 2019, to provide proof of acceptance before forfeiting the prize.
  • A one-page essay of no less than 500 and no more than 750 words on one of the following topics:
    • General
      How was your life affected (by either you or someone you care about) that was injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence? How did this accident have an impact on your life? What did you learn from it and how did it help you grow?
    • Distracted Driving
      Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, however, many people continue to make the decision to drive under the influence. Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons.
    • Sports Injuries
      Do you think that there is enough emphasis on safety in sports to prevent concussions? What do you think we should do to curb concussions in high school athletics?
  • include the following, in addition to the requirements set forth above:
    • Include your full name, email address, mailing address and phone number at the top of your essay.
    • also, be sure and include the name of your school principal/counselor, and their email address and telephone number for reference.
    • This will be the information that they use to contact you if your essay is selected as the winner, but will not be shared with the public if you become a finalist.
    • If you are one of the 3 winners, your name and image will be shared with the public.
    • include 1-2 sentences about yourself. (What school, college or university you attend or plan to attend and your plans for the future, and what school you are attending now.)


This scholarship will cover:

  • A total of five prizes will be awarded. 
  • One applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for first prize,
  • one applicant will be awarded $500 for runner-up, and
  • three applicants will be awarded $250 for honorable mention.

Note: The Law Firm Scholarship is to be used exclusively for tuition at an institution of higher learning and related expenses such as books, supplies, etc. An award check will be made payable to the award recipient’s school and/or supplier of books, supplies, etc. to cover these expenses.

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 5, 2019.

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