UPDATE: The 2016 scholarship contest has closed and a winning essay has been selected. We’re thrilled to announce Quyen Truong as our 2016 scholarship contest winner. Quyen is a Law student at University of Connecticut School of Law. To read her essay please click here. We would like to thank ALL applicants who applied. At SGM Law Group, we understand that quality education is often the cornerstone of a successful professional career. With ever-rising education costs, It takes more than just passion and commitment to obtain a university degree. Attending college or university is simply not financially viable today for many students without scholarships or financial aid of some form. These factors have inspired us to create a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in academics and as a law firm, we seek to reward a passionate and determined student interested in the field of law. As attorneys, we have all benefited from scholarships throughout our academic careers and now we hope to play a small role in helping a deserving student realize his or her academic goals. Students will have the opportunity to earn $1,000 towards their education by submitting a 500 - 1000 word essay, which can be written on any of the topics listed below. Please be aware that anything over 1000 words will not be considered. Once the winner of this award is chosen, a check for $1,000 will be made to the scholarship recipient's school of choice to help cover education expenses Are you Eligible? This scholarship is open to: \tStudents who are currently enrolled in an accredited university, college or law school within the U.S. \tMust have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher \tMust be a full-time student enrolled in classes for Spring 2017. How to Apply \tTo apply, please write a 500 – 1000 word essay on any of the following topics: \tWhat hardships did you conquer to achieve your goal of pursuing higher education? \tWhat are your career goals and how does a college degree prepare you for your chosen career. \tDiscuss the impact of employment immigration on U.S. economy, including the effects of related immigration reforms. \tWhat field of law are you interested in and how will you help others with your earned law degree? \tPlease write your topic on the cover page and/or top of your paper. \tIn your email or mailed submission, be sure to include your contact information, including your name, email address and telephone number. \tIf emailing, save your essay as a document and attach it to the email. \tInclude an up-to-date unofficial transcript in your submission that serves as proof of enrollment and displays your GPA. Essays must be your own work. Please cite sources where appropriate but do not use any quotes longer than two lines. Your final essay should be received by December 15, 2016. APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016, at 11:59 EST. Where to Apply Essays can be sent either by email to email@example.com or by mail to: SGM Law Group PLLC 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 206 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Scholarship recipient is to be announced by January 3, 2017. By applying, you give SGM Law Group an explicit permission to share your essay on our website and social media platforms. Before receiving the award, the winning recipient will be required to demonstrate enrollment at a post-secondary institution in the United States. We’re looking forward to reading your essay! A leading immigration law firm with a national client base SGM Law Group attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in work visa, family and employment green card. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please fill out the consultation form or call us at 1-877-811-3541. Certain individuals and businesses may qualify for a free consultation.