Ben Crump Law is no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. We have decided to pause this program. Thank you!
Ben Crump Law PLLC proudly invites college-bound students who are in financial need to apply for the firm’s Community Leadership Scholarship. We will award $2,500 to the applicant who most impresses the scholarship committee with their grasp of the value of community leadership and who best describes a vision for leading communities in the future.
To be considered for the Community Leadership Scholarship, applicants must
- Meet the eligibility criteria
- Submit an application
- Write and submit an essay on the topic outlined below
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria specified below must submit their completed applications by January 15, 2022.
We accept scholarship applications on an ongoing basis and select one winner twice per year: After January 15 and after July 15.
Submissions received prior to either the January 15 or July 15 deadline will not be considered in subsequent rounds.
About the Community Leadership Scholarship
As a renowned civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, founder of Ben Crump Law PLLC, has always placed a tremendous value on the importance of community leadership. Today, with his legal
team, Crump strives to find similarly impassioned leaders of tomorrow and help them achieve their goals of leading communities toward a better future.
Why We Created This Scholarship
Civil rights leader and U.S. congressman John Lewis once said, “What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it’s grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible.”
Communities depend on leadership to thrive. These leaders trumpet the voice of the people, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves, fighting for the powerless and weak, and envisioning for those who want a better future but do not know how to make it happen.
Community leaders empathize, communicate, analyze, and solve. By listening to the needs and wants of their neighbors, a truly inspired community leader can awaken minds, build economies, and generate harmony. These leaders drive change and foster hope by shining a light on the pathway to better things.
With these ideals in mind, our law firm created the Community Leadership Scholarship. We want to encourage those students who share this grasp of the value of community leadership and who demonstrate the potential to make their mark in their own communities.
The Ideal Applicant
We have no preconceived notion for how the scholarship winner will look—on paper, or otherwise. We hope to receive applications from a wide variety of college-bound students. Yes, we would like to see some academic history that enlightens us as to your potential in college, but more importantly, we want to be inspired by your role as a community leader and/or how you see that role shaping in the future.
Eligibility for the Community Leadership Scholarship
Applicants for our Community Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- 3.5 GPA (include an unofficial transcript with your application)
- Agree to the scholarship’s Terms and Conditions
- Fill out and submit the application form on this page and submit it by the January 15, 2022 deadline
- Craft a thought-provoking essay on the topic described below and submit it with the application by the January 15, 2022 deadline
- Staff of Ben Crump Law, PLLC are not eligible to apply
Please write an essay on either of the two topics listed below. Your essay should meet the minimum word count of 1,500 words and not exceed 2,000 words.
- How are you a leader in your community, and how will college help you grow that role?; OR
- Who is a community leader you look up to? Why? What do you hope to emulate in your future?
Deadline for Submissions
All scholarship applications must be submitted by January 15, 2022, no exceptions.
We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.
Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.
In addition to being considered for this scholarship, the top 20 – 30 finalists may be contacted regarding future employment opportunities.
Announcements about the previous winners of our scholarship can be found by clicking one of the links below.