The attorneys at Berry Law Firm have the utmost respect for the sacrifices made by America’s Veterans and their families. We have long fought for the legal rights of Veterans, and we recognize the critical role that their families play in supporting the mission from home, both during and after service.
With Veterans, Reservists, and National Guardsmen on our staff, we understand the unique challenges that come from military service at all stages. With that in mind, we established the Military Family Scholarship to provide additional support to Veterans and their families in their educational pursuits.
The Military Family Scholarship is available to students who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements and come from a military home, are currently serving, or who are military Veterans.
In a 750 – 1,000 word essay, please discuss how the unique challenges of military life helped shape the person you have become. Whether the lessons came in the form of hardships and sacrifices or opportunities and lessons, let us know how being a part of the broader military community helped form your character, values, and passions.
A scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one student to help them pursue their educational goals.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
For a student to be considered eligible for the Military Family Scholarship, they must meet the following criteria:
- Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program at an accredited college or university in the United States.
- High school seniors who will be graduating before the scholarship deadline and are able to provide proof of enrollment in a U.S. accredited college or university are eligible to apply.
- Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students must be a US servicemember, US military Veteran, or a family member of US military personnel or Veterans.
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the following documents:
- A current official or unofficial academic transcript from your most recent academic institution for proof of GPA. High school seniors must also submit proof of acceptance or enrollment in a U.S. accredited college or university.
- A current resume that includes education and contact information, as well as volunteer and extracurricular experience.
- A 750 – 1,000 word essay on the following topic: Discuss how growing up in a military family shaped your life. What opportunities have you earned or what hardships have you overcome as a result of you or your loved one’s military career?
Application Deadline and Instructions
- The deadline to apply for the 2020 Military Family Scholarship is December 31, 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
- Applications must be submitted in entirety (resume, transcript, essay) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications must have a subject line that reads: “[Applicant’s First and Last Name] – 2020 Military Family Scholarship”.
To view our previous scholarship recipients click here.
* Applicants agree to allow Berry Law Firm to use all or part of their essay in an effort to promote the Military Family Scholarship.