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The 2018-2019 scholarship application period is now closed. The winners will be announced by September 1st. Please check back in late fall for the 2019-2020 scholarship information. Thank you.

Keller Law Offices 2019 Academic Scholarship for Higher Education


Keller Law Offices is proud to announce the 4th year of its Annual Scholarship for Higher Education. We understand that there are a lot of outstanding young people who, without financial assistance, would not be able to go to college. To help open the door to the world of higher education, Keller Law Offices is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who submits the strongest essay focusing on the given topic.

See Our Previous Scholarship Winners

This Years Essay

Write an essay on the following topic:

Describe an incident or write a fictional story of how someone got falsely accused of a crime and how they handled it. Feel free to leave an open ending but be sure to include enough details to make it interesting. Your story should include the alleged crime, the penalty the defendant would face in your state if convicted, and an anecdote of how they dealt with the situation.

Format And Expected Standards

Please follow these guidelines:

    1. The Essay has to be 1,500 words or less.
    2. Post the essay to your blog. This can be a student blog on your university website or your own personal blog. If you do not have a blog, you can create one here for free:
    3. Include at least three “clickable” links to authoritative sources. At least one of these has to go to an article on Keller Law‘s blog. We added some below to get you started. Feel free to use different posts from our blog archive as well. Please note that the link to must be “clickable,” meaning that it is not enough to simply cite to the post. (Quick tip: In order to make a link clickable, highlight the entire link, click “Command + K” on your keyboard).
    4. You must be listed as the author of the essay on the website and the blog post must be set to “public”.
  1. The work must be your own.

Essays submitted as GoogleDoc Files, private blog posts, etc. will not be considered.

FRAMED (When Innocent People Take the Fall)

Will Delayed Processing of Sexual Assault Kits Compromise Evidence?

Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Dismissed

When Foggy Memories Lead to Sexual Assault Charges

Bonus Points

Students who give us a social-media shoutout will be credited with one bonus point per social-media channel. The shoutout should include a link to the website and a tag (link) to our respective Social Media Account. Please use the hashtag #kellerlawscholarship2019 so we can find your account easier. 

This is how a post should look like:

keller post

This is not a requirement and students without social media access will still be considered. Multiple shoutouts within the same social media channel are appreciated but will not result in additional points. We will not credit points for channels on which we are not active. Please find a list of our Social Media accounts below.



Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is open to any US citizen or permanent US resident who will be enrolled full-time in fall 2019 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate, or graduate).

How to Apply

All applications must be filled out and materials received via the form below by July 15, 2019. Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. The decision of the committee is final. The winner will be notified by email or phone by September 1 of 2019. Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the college or university by the end of September of 2019.

Important dates

July 15, 2019 – All applications are due.

September 1 2019 – Scholarship recipient will be notified via email or phone.

September 2019 – Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the college or university.

Our scholarship recipient will also be asked to submit a current photo to be published in an announcement to recognize this year’s winner on our website.

By submitting your application, you consent to Keller Law Offices publishing your essay and picture on Keller Law Offices has the sole right to resolve any disputes which may arise in the selection of the award winner. There will only be one award allotted.

To Apply, Start Here:

Scholarship Submission Application

How do you plan to finance your education? (i.e. with other grants, loans, scholarships, parents, own funds, work, programs, etc.)*

Colleges you are applying or have been accepted to:*

Link to Blog Post*

Would you like to receive future communication from Keller Law Offices?*

Authorization of Rights*

By initialing here, I give full rights for the use of this essay to Keller Law for any advertising or promotional purpose

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