Atticus Family Law offers scholarships every year to college students who are passionate and interested in the area of family law.
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Atticus Family Law, S. C. strongly believes that people in family law transitions, such as divorces and custody cases, need passionate and invested non-legal professionals to call upon during each step of their transitions. After the short-term family law needs are met, there are long-term needs for therapists, financial planners, accountants, lenders, real estate agents, social works, and so many others. Our Firm recognizes that our client’s success stems, not only, from legal victories, but is also deeply rooted in the interactions our client’s have with non-legal professionals. To support students who are interested in these vocations and create greater awareness of these rewarding professions, Atticus Family Law, S. C. is honored and excited to offer the Missy L. Olson Scholarship.
In 2022, the scholarships issued by Atticus Family Law, S. C. were renamed in honor of Missy Olson, who passed away in December of 2021. For 15 years, Missy worked as an Executive Assistant. She passionately worked with our clients and collaborated with our staff. She particularly found a great joy and satisfaction in seeing our clients thrive as a result of legal services, but also from the support of the non-legal professionals our clients encountered. The staff at Atticus Family Law, S. C. can think of no better way to honor her memory and unwavering dedication to our clients and staff than through the Missy L. Olson Scholarship.
The Missy L. Olson Scholarship will be awarded based on merit to two students each year. The students will be chosen from two of the areas in which Atticus Family Law, S. C. has offices. One student will be chosen from the Twin Cities area, being the communities in and near Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, Anoka, Sherburne, Carver, Scott, and Dakota counties. The other student will be chosen from Northeastern MN, being Duluth and the Iron Range as well as the other communities in and near Saint Louis, Lake, and Carlton counties.
The Missy L. Olson Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and all college students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an Accredited American University or College.
The scholarship award can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition, books, housing, etc. The scholarship is non-renewable and will only be awarded for the 2024/2025 academic year. A check for the scholarship award will be mailed directly to the winner’s college or university.
Past applicants and winners are welcome to apply again. Employees of Atticus Family Law, S. C. or any family members of such employees will be disqualified from applying for the scholarship.
Scholarship Award to Each Winner: $1,000
Number of Scholarships: Two
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted via email by May 22nd, 2024.
Decision Date: June 28th, 2024.
How to Apply:
There is no application form for the Missy L. Olson Scholarship, instead please submit a PDF document and proof of academic enrollment as your application.
Submit your PDF to Scholarship@atticusfamily.com no later than May 22nd, 2024.
Your document must include your first and last name, phone number, email address, and mailing address at the top.
Include a statement of your current academic status, including the college or university you attend, or will be attending, and your field of study. Please provide evidence of your current academic enrollment, a copy of your unofficial transcript or acceptance letter is sufficient. By applying for this scholarship, you give Atticus Family Law, S. C., express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the college or university you have listed.
Finally, please provide a 500+ word written response to the following essay question:
How can family law professionals maximize their benefit to clients by working alongside non-legal professionals? Provide specific examples of how your field of study and anticipated career path will do this.
The winners of the Missy L. Olson Scholarship will be announced on June 28th, 2024.
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