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Atticus Family Law offers scholarships every year to college students who are passionate and interested in the area of family law.
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 financial planners, accountants, real estate agents, therapists, lenders, social workers, and so many others. We recognize that our client’s success stems not only from legal victories but is also deeply rooted in the interactions our clients have with non-legal professionals. To support students who are interested in these vocations and create greater awareness of such rewarding professions, Atticus Family Law, S. C. is honored and excited to offer the commemorative 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 passionately worked with clients and collaborated with our staff as an Executive Assistant. She particularly found 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 is awarded based on merit to two students each year. The students are chosen from two of the areas in which Atticus Family Law, S. C. has offices. One student is chosen from the Twin Cities area, being the Minnesota communities in and near Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, Anoka, Sherburne, Carver, Scott, and Dakota counties. The other student is 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.
Scholarship Award to each Winner: $1,000
Number of Annual Scholarships: Two
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted via email by May 19th, 2023.
Decision Date: June 30th, 2023.
How to Apply:
1. Submit 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.
2. 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.
Your document must include your first and last name, phone number, email address, and mailing address at the top.
Submission Information: Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in a PDF format.
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