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We sponsor ongoing scholarship contests as part of our focus on helping others achieve their dreams and make a positive impact on the world through education.

Law Student Scholarship Contest

Law Student Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2017 winner: Mayra Garay!

This contest is closed.

How will you make a difference as a lawyer?  With the right tools, a person can make a positive impact on the world.  A law degree is one of those tools.  An announcement has been made by the Law Office of David P. Shapiro that it will be offering a scholarship for law students in the amount of $1,000.  The scholarship will be used to assist in the payment of tuition to law school for the selected applicant.

Mr. Shapiro recognizes that obtaining a law degree is an expensive process, which is why he and his law firm are offering one law student this scholarship to help (at least partly) defray the cost of attending law school.

This is a single scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It will be used by the successful applicant to offset the cost of law school tuition at a United States law school accredited by the American Bar Association. You need not be enrolled in law school at the time of your application, but you must provide us, within one year of being selected as the winner of the award, the name of the ABA-approved law school you will be attending, along with proof of your acceptance at the law school. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the law school on your behalf.

The scholarship is open to applicants who are citizens of the United States who are attending law school or who plan to do so within the time frame set forth above.

The application must be completed, along with any uploads, on or before February 2, 2018.

To be considered for the award, you must complete the application, including the following:

  1. Complete the online application form. (disabled until contest re-opens)
  2. Prepare and upload a brief (100 words or less) statement describing why you are interested in obtaining a law degree.
  3. (Optional) Prepare and upload an essay (up to 1,000 words) that describes how obtaining your law school degree will enable you to have a positive impact on the world.
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2017 Autism scholarship contest

Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2017 winner: Brieanna Jeibmann

This contest is closed.

The Law Office of David P. Shapiro has announced that it is offering a $1,000 scholarship for individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism).  The scholarship will provide financial assistance to assist the winning applicant in furthering his or her education.  The scholarship funds will be earmarked for tuition assistance at the educational institution chosen by the applicant.

ASD and autism are terms used to describe a group of disorders relating to brain development.  The characteristics vary from individual to individual, but include repetitive behaviors, difficulty in social interaction, and difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication.  ASD now includes all autism disorders, including those previously referred to as pervasive development disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and Asperger syndrome.

This is a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  It will be applied to offset the cost of tuition at a college, university, junior college, trade or vocational school, or community college.  You do not have to be currently enrolled in the educational institution in order to apply for the scholarship.  The winner will have one year from the date of the award in which to provide us with the name of the school you will be attending.  The check for $1,000 will be issued directly to that school on the winner’s behalf.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with ASD (DSM-V) and is interested in furthering their educational goals is invited to apply for the scholarship.  We reserve the right to request proof of the diagnosis.

The completed application, including any uploads, must submitted on or before February 12, 2018.

The application process requires the following action:

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Upload a brief statement (100 words or less) telling us how the money will be used for your educational plans if you are awarded the scholarship.
  3. (Optional) Upload an essay (1,000 words or less) on the impact ASD has had on your education.

Leukemia Scholarship

Congratulations to our winners: Ashleigh & Andrew

This contest is closed.

The Law Office of David P. Shapiro has announced that will be offering two (2) scholarships annually, each one in the amount of $1,000, for people who have been diagnosed with leukemia.  These are educational scholarships, and will be awarded in the form of tuition paid to an educational institution selected by the winner.Leukemia is cancer of the blood.  Those who are affected by the condition face emotional, physical, and financial challenges.  In the case of students, the burden of being diagnosed with leukemia can lead to the abandonment of a person’s educational goals.  We, at the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, are committed to doing our part to encourage those with leukemia to further their schooling and realize their educational objectives.

The scholarship program being offered by the Law Office of David P. Shapiro consists of two separate annual scholarships.  The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.  They must be used for tuition to further the applicant’s trade school, secondary, college, or community college education.  You do not have to be currently attending school or college in order to submit an application for a scholarship.  Within a year from the date the scholarship is awarded, you must provide us with a tuition invoice issued by the educational institution, and a check in the amount of $1,000 will then be sent to the institution.

The scholarship program is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with leukemia, and who is interested in pursuing secondary or post-secondary education.

The completed application, including all attachments and uploads, must be submitted by November 9, 2016.

The application process requires the following action:

  1. Online application (below).
  2. Short statement of not more than 100 words telling us how you intend to further your educational goals.
  3. Essay (optional) discussing how being diagnosed with and/or treated for leukemia has affected your day to day activities. The essay must be between 650 words and 1,000 words.

ASD Scholarship

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