The Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship is a new scholarship offered by Commonwealth Law Group, because we believe people who constantly pursue making a positive impact are the same people who will be the agents for effective change in our society. Each day, thousands of individuals do everything they can to benefit their communities, often with little or no recognition for their work. Although most of these individuals don’t work for commendations or praise, Commonwealth Law Group recognizes the sacrifices these people make each day to improve the lives of others. Due to these individuals’ dedication to making a positive impact, often at their own expense, Commonwealth Law Group wants to show our support by offering the Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship.

Some examples of people who Commonwealth Law Group will look to recognize and support include individuals who volunteer at schools, run afterschool programs for at-risk youth, those who donate their time to local charities and nonprofits, and many others who live to serve. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship. By helping to further the educational goals of these valuable members of various communities across the country, our firm aims to encourage these individuals in their pursuit of leaving a positive impact wherever they may be.

Our firm is proud to offer this $3,000 scholarship to a student who has dedicated his or her time to their community while also pursuing a post-secondary education and meeting the following requirements:

Eligibility

  • The Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a community college, undergraduate college or university, graduate program, business school, or law school in the United States. High School seniors who will be attending college or university next semester are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who apply for this scholarship must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 1,000-word essay response to the prompt: In what ways do you try to activate positive change in your community, and what inspires you to do so?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists past professional, academic, and volunteer experience.
  • The candidate must submit an official transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current institution, as well as their most recent official transcript from their prior school.

The recipient of the Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship will be announced in the Summer of 2020.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to [email protected] before May 31, 2020. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship Application”, followed by the applicants first initial and last name. 

Example: Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship Application – JSmith

For questions, please email [email protected]  

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In today’s world, people that go out of their way to improve their communities and the lives of others are a rare gem that deserve to be commended. Although Commonwealth can only award this scholarship to one applicant, we are still equally pleased to hear from all applicants on how you are making a positive impact. We encourage all applicants to continue being active, not only in helping you own communities, but also in pursuing your education to open up new and exciting opportunities to continue making positive impacts wherever you are for years to come.

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