My father, Ray Snader, was a lifelong teacher, mentor, and wonderful father. He always sought ways for young children to better themselves. He was thrilled that I became an attorney and had elected to practice criminal defense. In his honor, I have established a scholarship that will promote an emphasis in obtaining a college education.
For those reasons, the Law Office of Howard A. Snader is offering a $2,000 scholarship for college-bound kids who live in a single parent home as a result of one parent currently being held in custody, or, because one of a parent’s former incarceration, the family is unable to assist in providing financial support for their college education.
I want my lawfirm to support the dreams of any young person that wants to obtain a college education and is otherwise financially unable to do so. I want to provide that one chance for that one person who otherwise would not be able to attend college.
I am providing this opportunity to a young person who wishes to obtain a college education, but as a result of a member of their family being incarcerated as a result of a felony conviction they have a financial hardship in obtaining the necessary funds for their college education.
Although I am an attorney and practice criminal law, this scholarship is not limited to one seeking a career in law or justice studies. Rather, as my father would have hoped, this scholarship is intended to help any college bound student who has had to deal with or overcome the obstacle of a parent being held in custody.
• Write a 500+ word essay sharing your story;
• Where you wish to attend college;
• The career path you wish to pursue; and
• If awarded, how the scholarship could be of benefit.
• The essay must be received by email by no later than June 30, 2016.
• Provide your first and last name, email address, home, address, and phone number listed at the beginning of the essay (or in the letterhead)
• Provide a copy of your transcript or any form of attendance verification at an accredited college or university;
• Submit validating paperwork/verification that the parent named is your parent and was imprisoned. Copies of records are sufficient.
• Any material provided will be held in strictest confidence and will be shredded after the scholarship is awarded
TO BE ELIGIBLE, AN APPLICANT MUST:
• Graduating high school no later than May/June, 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
• Have a parent currently in prison for a felony offense, OR
• As a result of the parent’s prior incarceration, the family is unable to provide sufficient financial assistance for tuition, book, and other related college expenses
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Snader will select the top essay and award the scholarship by July 31, 2016.