Opportunity for a $1,500 Scholarship!
Michael Whitmarsh is proudly offering a scholarship for students attending school in the fall of 2021 as either a pre law undergraduate or a first-year law student. This scholarship is intended to help cover the cost of education and related expenses. The recipient must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US, accepted and attending school in the Fall of 2021 and must have at least a 3.0 GPA in order to be considered.
Applicants must submit the following by August 31st, 2021
- School transcripts
- Acceptance letter from a college/ law school
- Copy of your birth certificate (or permanent residency card)
- 250 – 500 word essay explaining why you are drawn to the study and practice of law
- Scholarship recipient will be announced on September 14, 2021
- Intention of scholarship is to cover tuition and school related expenses
- Payment will be provided via check directly to the award winner
August 31, 2021
Alberto A. Barraza is an admitted law student at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He plans to focus his legal education towards a career in litigation. Mr. Barraza chose Chicago-Kent College of Law due to its flexible evening program and the rigorous courtroom skills training through Chicago-Kent’s Trial Advocacy program, which is ranked as one of the best in the country. He currently works as an office assistant for Howard & Howard Attorneys; a business law firm located in downtown Chicago. To gain key insight experience with the legal system beyond the classroom, he plans to continue working full-time with the firm, while attending law school in the evening.
Mr. Barraza earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2016 with a degree in Political Science and minor in Criminology, Law, and Justice. While attending UIC, he worked full-time as an office assistant for a home inspection company and interned for a real estate law firm. As an additional challenge, he competed in UIC’s Mock trial team in 2015, which provided hands on training in trial practice and procedures. Prior to attending UIC, Mr. Barraza earned his Associate’s degree with High Honors from Wilbur Wright Community College in 2014, where he focused his studies in Criminology, Law, and Justice.
Thank you to all that applied!