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National Creditors Bar Association 2018 Scholarship Program


David Rothman and Mitchell Williamson

Co-Chairs, Awards and Scholarship Committee

National Creditors Bar Association is offering a college scholarship of $5000 to a student who is employed by, or is a child of any attorney or staff member of any NCBA Law Firm Member. The criteria and terms of the scholarship competition are set out below:

Scholarship

One scholarship of $5000 will be awarded in the form of a check, to be used for tuition, fees (to include room and board), books, supplies or equipment connected with enrollment in a non-vocational, accredited two-year or four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree. One or more runners-up may be awarded a scholarship of a lesser amount.

Eligibility

  • Any high school senior admitted to a college or university, or
  • a student currently enrolled in such an institution, 

in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree who is employed by, or is a child of an attorney or staff member of any current NCBA Law Firm at the time of application is eligible. An attorney or staff member of the member firm must have attended at least one NCBA Conference in the past four years. Please note: Applicants who have previously won the top prize are excluded from participation.

Criteria

Entrants will complete the Scholarship Application and submit either an essay OR a video on the topic:

The Importance of Access to Credit: Dos and Dont's to Establish and Maintain Good Credit
  • Essay requirements: The essay should be a maximum of three (3) pages, double spaced, with 11 or 12 point legible font. Do not include your name or firm association in the essay or file name. Please submit as a PDF along with your completed application.
  • Video requirements: The video should be a maximum of three (3) minutes. Do not include your name or firm association in the video or video title. It is recommended that you upload the video to YouTube, or another similar video hosting service, to ensure that your video will be received. You can then send the link along with your application as your submission.

NCBA encourages applicants to be creative and thoughtful in their submissions. A panel of judges and the NCBA Awards & Scholarship Committee will evaluate the submissions based on originality, clarity and insight of the subject matter.

Only one submission and application per person will be accepted. Applicants agree to allow NCBA to utilize all submissions without compensation.

Application

All submissions must be submitted with the NCBA 2018 Scholarship Application, which can be obtained by contacting NCBA’s Membership Team at (202) 861-0706 or emailing membership@creditorsbar.org.

Deadline

Applications and submissions must be e-mailed to membership@creditorsbar.org no later than 11:59pm PST on Friday, July 13, 2018. The subject line of the email should be “NCBA 2018 Scholarship Opportunity.”

Announcement of Recipient

The recipient will be announced late August 2018. The recipient will be asked to submit a photo for publication. The decision of the NCBA Awards & Scholarship Committee is final.  

Download a scholarship competition flyer here

 


National Creditors Bar Association 2017 Scholarship Program Results

National Creditors Bar Association has awarded its 2017 Scholarships to four college students. The scholarship program was established to promote financial literacy to our future leaders of our communities. Applicants were asked to submit a video or essay on the topic “Should financial literacy be required curriculum for high school students?” The submissions were judged on originality, clarity and insight on the subject.

The 2017 Scholarships were sponsored by Stratus Payment Solutions.

Members of National Creditors Bar Association’s client community and the National Creditors Bar Association Awards and Scholarship Committee willingly served as judges this year.  National Creditors Bar Association wishes to thank the judges for their commitment to this worthwhile project.

   

First Place Winner – Joshua Chaney

Joshua from Zarzaur and Schwartz received the $5000 Award. He is a senior studying communications with a concentration in radio and television at Alabama State University. View Joshua's submission here. 

Second Place Winner – Evelyn Saunders
Evelyn from Randolph, Boyd, Cherry and Vaughan received the $1000 Award. She is a freshman studying architecture at The University of Virginia. 
View Evelyn’s submission here.

Honorable Mention – Griffin Scott
Griffin from Sayer Law Group received a $500 Award. He is a junior studying economics and finance at The University of Northern Iowa.

Honorable Mention – Robert Tromberg
Robert from Gladstone Law Group received a $500 Award. He is a freshman studying economics with concentrations in finance, business economics, and public policy at The University of Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to all the winners and good luck on your future college endeavors!

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