Family Adversity Scholarship

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Family Adversity Scholarship

Yates and Wheland law firm is announcing its Family Adversity Scholarship for the current year 2020. The awards are intended for the U.S. students who are current high school senior, college or graduate student.

The aim of introducing the grant is to help students who have been suffering through hardships with their families. The recipients will be able to accomplish their dreams and goals without facing any difficulty related to financial crises.

Yates and Wheland provide access to experienced Family and Criminal Attorneys. The firm’s attorneys are always readily available and easy to reach. They walk alongside you with your concerns and assist in the trials you might be facing.

Who May Eligible?

To applicable for the scholarship program, the candidates must be following the given eligibility criteria:

  • Must be current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States
  • Must be enrolled in a two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the 2020 fall semester
  • Employees of Yates and Wheland, their immediate families, and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be in good academic standing at their current school.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates must email their complete application packet including the below-mentioned documents to to be considered for the scholarship award.

Supporting Documents

  • Must submit a 750-word response to the prompt: Discuss a time in your life when you and your family had to work through a severe scenario and how did that make an impact on your life going forward. What were you able to learn, and how are you now ready to help others going through similar situations?
  • Must submit a professional resume with their essay that lists their academic, professional, and volunteer experience.
  • Must submit an official transcript from their current school.
  • Transfer students or first-year students may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, in addition to the most recent official transcript from their prior school.


The Yates and Wheland firm is offering this $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior, college student or graduate student who can articulate how the struggle they faced has impacted them.

Application Deadline

The students are asked to submit their complete application by the deadline that is September 30, 2020.

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