“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” is among the most famous but controversial quotes from William Shakespeare‘s Henry VI. Without knowing the context, this line leads us to believe that Shakespeare had a negative impression of those who defend law and order.

However, the underlying message of this quote is that lawyers are the guardians of independent thinking, and without them, chaos would reign. This message inspired our firm to create the 2022  R. Bruce Owens Warrior for Justice Scholarship.

The attorneys at Owens, McCrea, & Linscott are passionate about standing up for justice and caring for our clients. As a personal injury firm, we are familiar with hearing stories where the negligence of an individual leaves lifelong repercussions for another. We take pride in defending people facing overwhelming odds and seeking justice for them as lawyers. We hope that this scholarship will encourage a healthy discussion about lawyers’ crucial roles in society. Our firm is proud to start the R. Bruce Owens Warrior for Justice Scholarship and will award the winner $1,000 for educational purposes. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 30, 2022. Please look below for further information on eligibility and the application process. 

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the Fall 2022 semester
  • Employees of Owens, McCrea, and Linscott PLLC, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition. 
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and good overall academic standing.

 

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: What essential roles do lawyers play in society?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resume that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

 

Application Deadline and Instructions:

 

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their complete application (including essay, resume, and transcript) with the subject line “OML  – 2022 R. Bruce Owens Warrior for Justice Scholarship Applicationto info@omllaw.com by June 30th, 2022

Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

We will choose the recipient of the 2022  R. Bruce Owens Warrior for Justice Scholarship during the month following the scholarship deadline.