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The Law Office of Matthew Shrum is delighted to announce the offering of two annual* scholarships of $1,000 each for the benefit of single mothers who wish to continue their education. The scholarships will be paid to defray tuition costs at their chosen school.
The challenges associated with being a single mother can be significant. Childrearing, maintaining their household, and providing for themselves and their child(ren) can be daunting. Those challenges are even greater when the single mother wishes to further her education. Cognizant of those difficulties, we are offering educational scholarships to ease the burden of single motherhood for those whose aspirations include additional educational opportunities.
Description of the Single Mother Scholarships
There are two scholarships being offered annually by the Law Office of Matthew Shrum. Each is in the amount of $1,000. The winners will receive the award for payment of tuition in connection with their enrollment/attendance at a college (including community college), trade school or secondary school. Each winner will have a period of one year from the award date in order to provide to us a tuition invoice from the school of her choice. We will then issue a check payable to the order of the school in the sum of $1,000.
The scholarship is open to single mothers who wish to continue their education on the secondary or post-secondary level.
Scholarship application deadline
All materials called for in the application process must be submitted on or before November 9, 2016.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the online application. This includes the following:
- Online form.
- Brief statement of 100 words or less setting forth your educational objectives.
- Essay (from 650 to 1,000 words) relating some of the challenges you have faced as a single mother.
One criterion of the scholarship selection process includes a measure of the amount of online interest your application receives. Particularly heartfelt or otherwise impactful applications are likely to generate online interest. Nevertheless, the final decision shall be solely at the discretion of Matthew Shrum.
All decisions will be made on or prior to December 9, 2016.
If you have any questions, please submit via email to:
Law Office of Matthew Shrum
808 West Avenue, Suite A
Austin, Texas 78701
Please complete this form to enter our scholarship content.
***Please make sure that all of the fields are completed or we will not review your submission. Please make sure that your essay is original, any copied stories will not be reviewed. If you did not get a confirmation email, we did not receive your submission.
* Mr. Shrum reserves the right to cancel the scholarship program at the commencement of any calendar year.