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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all areas of family law.


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experience and skilled trial expertise.

Child Custody

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parental rights.

Property Division

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financial rights.

The Missy L. Olson Scholarships

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.

2023 Scholarship Information

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 scholarship@atticusfamilylaw.com in a PDF format.


Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy: By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Atticus Family Law, S. C., its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and essay on Atticusfamilylaw.com or in other marketing communications. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Atticus Family Law, S. C., the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Atticus Family Law, S. C., its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.


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