Munley Law announces new scholarship essay contest

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected] | December 29th, 2017 7:37 pm

SCRANTON — A new scholarship sponsored by a local law firm could help you cut the cost of your education, as long as you’re willing to write for it.

Munley Law is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a student who will be picked from among others who submit a piece on the U.S. Constitution.

To be eligible for the scholarship, one must submit either an essay, PowerPoint presentation or video explaining which amendment to the Constitution is the most personally meaningful and why.

Applicants must submit their entries by April 30, 2018. A winner will be announced on Munley Law’s website, Facebook and Google+ accounts on May 30, 2018.

According to Munley Law’s page dedicated to the scholarship, the theme was picked as a tribute to the firm’s founder, Bob Munley.

“Bob has spent most of his life studying the Constitution and its signers and has lectured extensively on the topic,” the page says. “He firmly believes an understanding of the Constitution is critical for all citizens of this great country.”

The scholarship is open to any student who is at least a graduating high school senior, meaning those in undergraduate, graduate or law school programs can also apply, as long as they are in good standing with their educational insititution.

Those interested in submitting an entry can do so at [email protected]

Essays should be typed, double-spaced and can be a maximum of 500 words, with a maximum file size of 2 MB. PowerPoint presentations can be as large as 10 MB. Those entering can also submit a five-minute-long video, with a maximum file size of 20 MB.

Applicants must also submit their full name and contact information, proof of legal residency in the United States, the name of the educational institution they attend and proof of current enrollment and good standing.


By Patrick Kernan

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