Welcome to the Future Attorneys of America Scholarship page by Answering Legal. In our line of work we service thousands of small and large firms, solo and multiple attorney practices alike. Through the relationships we have built with our clients, we have grown close to the legal community and because of this, we would like to support the future of the legal system in this country.
Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship is dedicated in choosing one law student, of academic excellence, every year and awarding them with the FAAS merit scholarship. We consider it a great honor to be able to support law students who show ambition, perseverance, and of course, merit in their studies, in the legal community and in their lives.
Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship is open to dedicated law students who meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
- Applicants must have some form of legal experience (volunteer, internship, employment)
- Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript
We task any and every law student, who believes that he or she meet this standard of excellence in his or her legal education, to apply for the FAAS merit scholarship before the deadline for this upcoming school year. This scholarship awards its annual recipient in the amount of $5000 for their academic achievements.
Are you ready to apply?
In order to receive Answering Legal’s FAAS merit scholarship, students must meet the scholarship’s minimum criteria, and submit a completed application along with a 500-1000 essay.
Deadline for Applications:
November 5th 2017
Applicant Essay Topics:
Please choose one of the following questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.
- How have your personal life experiences affected your outlook on the United States legal system?
- What has inspired you to pursue a career in law?
- How do you see yourself impacting the legal community in the future?
We look forward to receiving your applications.
What format should the essay be in?
Any format you would like. Write in a way that best represents you.
How do I email my essay to you?
Attach the essay as a file when submitting your full application. Should you encounter any problems, email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I find out whether or not I won a scholarship?
The scholarship deadline is November 5th. We will announce the winner no more than two weeks after the deadline.
Can you offer any suggestions to make my application stronger?
Be yourself and really try to put effort into your essay. Your transcript and other things can not be altered, but an essay can speak volumes about why you should receive the scholarship and why you want to be a future attorney.
How do I apply for the scholarship?
Simply fill out the form, attach your essay and your unofficial transcript. Hit send and you are done!
Who is eligible to apply for scholarships?
Anyone matriculated in law school with a current course load of at least 12 credits is eligible to apply.
What are the levels and details of the contest?
Once you have applied, the board will read your application and decide whether or not you are a finalist. The best applications will be given second consideration, and then a final decision will be made.
When is the application deadline for the scholarship?
The application deadline for this year is November 5th, 2016.
Is the scholarship available to students who are in college?
No. Students must be matriculated in an accredited law school with a course load minimum of 12 credit hours.
What are you looking for in the scholarship essay?
We are looking for students with the best personal mission and the best argument for why they will be a successful and ethical lawyer. What do you want to do with your career in law? What do you hope to achieve? How are you going to achieve it? Answer to the best of your ability.