Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices encourage students of all backgrounds who aim to pursue a law degree to apply for the firm’s annual Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship. The selected winner will receive $2,500 to use toward fulfilling their professional goals in the legal industry. All applications must be received by June 16, 2021.
About the Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship
Since 1972, the founders, legal team, and staff at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice. The firm distinguished itself with a mission to make legal counsel available to everyone. The firm’s founding partner, Michael Akiva, feels this scholarship serves as an extension of their earliest principles.
“We believe any community that embraces diversity and inclusion thrives on these principles,” said Michael Akiva, managing partner at Jacoby & Meyers. “The legal profession, especially, grows stronger and richer when a richly diverse community of professionals stands to represent clients’ interests in a court of law. We created this scholarship to contribute to the continued development of such a community.”
Terms of Eligibility
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices look forward to receiving applications from students who meet the following eligibility criteria. To apply for this scholarship, you must:
- Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited law school
- Be willing and able to submit an unofficial transcript
- Write and submit an essay (500 to 1,000 words) on the topic below
- Complete and submit the application form
- Submit your application by June 16, 2021
- Agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions
Only students who fulfill the above requirements will be considered for this scholarship.
Scholarship Essay Topic
The scholarship committee will place a strong emphasis on your essay when considering you as a potential scholarship recipient. Please give the essay topic deep consideration, then write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words for the committee’s review.
The essay topic for the 2021 Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship is as follows:
What is the most significant issue affecting your community, and how might one use the law to address that issue?
Please be careful not to exceed the 1,000-word essay limit. Upon completing your essay, save the document as a PDF file and submit it with your online application.
Directions for Applying for the Scholarship
Please complete the application form you see on this page. Attach your essay and any other supporting documentation requested in the application, including your unofficial transcript. The deadline for applications is June 16, 2021. Any applications received after this date will not be considered by the scholarship committee.