The MKFM Resilient Student Scholarship

The MKFM Resilient Student Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2024 Semester

Since 2017, MKFM has offered our Giving Back For College Reimbursement program to client family members. We are excited to expand our law firm’s funding opportunities to college students throughout the country through our Resilient Student Scholarship. The MKFM Resilient Student Scholarship, worth $1,500, seeks to award students who have endured the difficulties of having parents who divorce.

Our firm understands a divorce's enormous impact on a child's upbringing and well-being. Questions such as, "How will I pay for my education?" are commonly asked by many students whose parents are divorced. Through our scholarship, we hope to ease this burden and assist hardworking students in their college education journey.

As students apply for our scholarship and look toward their future, we hope opportunities like ours encourage them to persevere in their studies, notwithstanding the hurdles that they have encountered in their family life.

Applicants must submit all of their materials through our digital application by November 13, 2024. For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligible applicants for our Fall 2024 Resilient Student Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Your parents are either divorced or unmarried.
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • You are 17 years of age or older.

What Does The Application Require?

To apply for our scholarship, students must submit these required materials:

  • Proof you are enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Fall 2024 semester (accepted options may include an acceptance letter, letter of enrollment, class schedule, etc).
  • Contact information
  • The submission of a written essay or video essay

For the creative portion of our application, we ask students to provide either a 500-word essay or a two-minute video essay to answer the following prompt: Please share a personal story or experience that highlights your resilience and determination in the face of family challenges. How has growing up in a divorced or unmarried-parent household shaped your character and aspirations for the future?

How is a Winner Selected?

After the deadline has passed, our scholarship team will take approximately four weeks to review all applications and select a winner. When reviewing applications, our team will use the following evaluation criteria to determine which student will receive our award:

  • The student’s application clearly demonstrates their fit to our eligibility requirements and includes all necessary requirements stated in the instructions.
  • The student’s written or video essay is of high quality, providing clear and focused answers to all components of the prompt.
  • The written or video essay is authentic and well-organized.

Contact Our Scholarship Committee

For questions about the Resilient Student Scholarship, please contact [email protected]. We encourage all students to apply well in advance in order to give our scholarship team ample time to respond and assist you effectively. Scholarship inquiries can only be addressed via email. Please refrain from reaching out through our contact form or by phone.

Scholarship Application

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