Once a year, the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a bright, deserving student who exemplifies making the most of their second chance.
Applications are due December 15, 2019. Please use the application form located on the right side of this page.
Please review this page for eligibility criteria, essay prompt, and more information about this scholarship opportunity.
About the Second Chance Scholarship
The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. believes that entering the criminal justice system should not forever and irreparably alter one’s life.
“We want the Second Chance Scholarship to help somebody take advantage of their second chance,” said David McKenzie, founder of the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
“Countless people through history have taken advantage of a second chance and gone on to contribute wonderful things in science, business, and the arts. This scholarship will help a worthy student continue their quest to better themselves and their community.”
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for the Second Chance Scholarship, applicants must meet these eligibility criteria:
- Have a 3.0 GPA (please submit PDF of unofficial transcript).
- Be enrolled in an accredited college or university, or accepted to an accredited college or university.
- Write a 500-word essay on the topic provided below.
- Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.
Applicants must submit their unofficial transcript and their essay (prompt listed below) in PDF format. They must fill out the application form on the right side of this page. Applicants must also agree to the scholarship terms and conditions.
Second Chance Essay Prompt
Please write and submit a 500-word answer to the following essay prompt. You must submit your essay in PDF format using the application form on the right side of this page.
Describe the importance of second chances and how your life has benefited from a second chance.
The deadline to apply for the Second Chance Scholarship is December 15, 2019.
Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants must use the form on this page to submit their application; applications submitted in any other manner will not be considered.