The Lawson Law Scholarship 2017
provided by William and Laurie Lawson
For the 2018 version of this scholarship, please visit the Lawson Law Scholarship 2018 page.
The Lawson Law Scholarship 2017
We are very proud and excited to announce the Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 - which will be awarded in the early summer of 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be the second year that the The Lawson Law Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Christian law student. In our second year of providing the scholarship we hope to assist a young energetic Christian law student to attend law school, but we also hope to be able to assist many more young energetic Christian law students to pursue their dreams of a law school education in the years to come. Below are the scholarship details and submission information. For an entry form to apply for the Lawson Law Scholarship 2017, please click here: The Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 - Application Form. The deadline for submitting the scholarship application and the accompanying essay is April 30, 2017.
For the 2017-2018 school year, the Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 will be providing a scholarship of $2,000.00 towards tuition for a young Christian law student who wishes to study law at an accredited 3 year law school. The scholarship consists of one $2,000 payment, payable to the student's law school as part of the student's tuition.
This scholarship is for a communicator who has the joy and the talent to impact this world for Christ and who is interested in doing exactly that. The winner will be selected from the group of eligible candidates who submit an essay of 500 words or less on a topic of their choosing related to how they wish to use their law school education to advance the cause of Christ. Among other things, we will be looking for fresh and promising ideas about how to get the gospel message out to the world.
There has been only one prior version of this law student scholarship, the Lawson Law Scholarship 2016. This was awarded to John Melcon of the University of Virginia School of Law. There have been two past recipients of the Lawson Scholarships for undergraduates. The Lawson Scholarship 2016 (for undergraduates) was awarded to Alyssa Morales of Pepperdine University. The Lawson Scholarship 2015 (for undergraduates) was awarded to Joshua Bowling of Arizona State University. Please be advised that if you are selected to receive the Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 - in order for you to accept it, you will need to authorize us to post your name, your law school and the academic year of your scholarship here on our website. This will only occur if you are offered the law scholarship and if you agree to this condition of the scholarship. Several law schools require such information to be posted in order to allow them to monitor the validity of scholarship offers.
William H. Lawson is a personal injury lawyer who attended Stanford Law School and who has spent his legal career helping his clients to get their lives back on track after a serious life-changing accident. He has often helped to bring much-needed relief to the victims of auto accidents, defective products, maritime claims, severe falls, and other unexpected serious personal injuries. Mr. Lawson recognizes that a quality law school education is an essential foundation for a legal career spent serving others. He and his wife, Laurie, wish to assist a law student who has a heart for service to others.
Entries will be open until April 30, 2017. The essay entry should be on no more than two typed 8-1/2 x 11" pages (which includes the name of the student, a title limited to 10 words and a word limit on the body of the essay of 500 words). An entry should be accompanied by a completed application form available on this website. Among other things, the entry form requires the name, address, phone number and email address of the submitter, the name of the church which the submitter attends and some general character references. Entries should be (1) submitted in hard copy by U.S. mail or (2) sent in a digital format (ASCII, pdf, MS Word or WordPerfect) to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org An entry must be received by April 30, 2017 or it will almost certainly not be considered. Entries sent by mail should be sent to: The Lawson Law Scholarship Fund 2017, 1188 Bishop Street, Suite 2902, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. The winner will be announced by June 30, 2017.
For an entry form to apply for the Lawson Scholarship 2017, please click here: The Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 - Application Form. Entries should include both an Application Form and an Essay. Entries should be (1) sent in a digital format (ASCII, pdf, MS Word or WordPerfect) to the email address: email@example.com or (2) submitted in hard copy by U.S. mail to: The Lawson Law Scholarship Fund 2017, 1188 Bishop Street, Suite 2902, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Aloha!
Date: June 30, 2016
We are proud and honored to announce the winner of the Lawson Law Scholarship 2016 for law students! This year's winner was:
John Melcon of the University of Virginia School of Law
John Melcon won a scholarship of $2,000.00 towards his law school tuition during the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations John and may you glorify Jesus Christ as you complete your law school education and in your career!
Date: May 30, 2016
We are proud and honored to announce the winner of the Lawson Scholarship 2016 for undergraduates! This year's winner was:
Alyssa Morales of Pepperdine University
Alyssa Morales won a scholarship of $2,000.00 towards her college tuition during the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations Alyssa and may you honor Jesus Christ and bless many as you complete your college education and in all that you do!
Past Recipient: The Lawson Scholarship 2015
Date: May 29, 2015
We are proud and honored to announce the winner of the Lawson Scholarship 2015 for undergraduates! This year's winner was:
Joshua Bowling of Arizona State University
Joshua Bowling won a scholarship of $2,000.00 towards his college tuition during the 2015-2016 school year. Congratulations Joshua and may you glorify Jesus Christ in the balance of your college education and in all that you do!