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Conquering Adversity Scholarship (ID 3091)

Scholarship Description

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The Alabama attorneys of Polson & Polson, P.C. have built their careers on the principle that everyone in our society deserves an equal opportunity to battle back against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, conquer adversity, and build a brighter future not just for themselves, but also for the world around them.

Understanding that circumstances often arise which place certain individuals at a significant disadvantage in terms of achieving those objectives, the firm strives daily to level the playing field, give a voice and, when necessary, provide a legal defense to those who might otherwise have no one else in their corner.

In keeping with their pledge to facilitate access to justice and a fair chance at a productive life for all Alabamans, attorneys Mark B. Polson and Whitney B. Polson have established the Polson & Polson, P.C. Conquering Adversity Scholarship.

This financial award of $500 will be presented each year to a student pursuing higher education who clearly demonstrates the characteristics of perseverance, determination and unwavering commitment to triumphing over roadblocks on the path to individual success as well as overall civic betterment.

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The Polson & Polson, P.C. Conquering Adversity Scholarship is available to individuals currently enrolled in a course of study at any duly accredited community or junior college, undergraduate or graduate degree program anywhere in the United States. Also eligible are high school graduates or GED holders who are about to embark on college-level studies.

Strong candidates for this award will be able to demonstrate their dedication to serving the communities in which they live while steadfastly standing firm in the face of hardship, whether personal, financial, legal or societal in nature.

Potential recipients of the scholarship must show proof of good academic standing from their current educational institution, as evidenced by a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
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How to Apply

In addition to supplying a completed application cover sheet, candidates must submit:

-A current resume, updated contact information and statement of student status/program level
-An original essay of approximately 750 words (12-point, Times New Roman font preferred) which articulates a circumstance or time-period which presented hardship and explains how those challenges were conquered and were prevented from deterring the applicant’s drive to further the greater good
-An updated transcript (unofficial transcripts acceptable) from the applicant’s current institution; college freshmen may substitute an unofficial transcript from the most recent school attended, along with any available unofficial transcripts from their current institution of higher education