Ray Snader College Scholarship

Ray Snader College Scholarship

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This scholarship is currently unavailable. We hope to offer it again in 2021.

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 on obtaining a college education.

For those reasons, The Law Office of Howard A. Snader is offering a $2,500 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 law firm 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.

How To Enter:

  • Write a 500-1500 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 30th each year.  
  • 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 each year 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 [email protected]. Mr. Snader will select the top essay and award the scholarship by July 31.