Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is offering a university scholarship to offset the costs of studying the legal profession as a way to give back and support the Canadian legal field with the deadline to apply extended to September 30. It has also increased the size of the scholarship it’s offering to offset the costs of technology.
“During these unprecedented times with Covid-19, we feel providing this scholarship was more important than ever before,” said founder Russell Alexander. “And given the uncertainty over the academic year, we wanted to give students a little more time to apply.”
Since 2017, the Lindsay, Ontario-based law firm has given $2,000 to a student who has an interest in joining or studying the legal profession. This year, the scholarship will also include a technology stipend worth an additional $500 to buy a personal computer or tablet needed to take classes online.
This scholarship is open to Canadian students who will graduate from high school in the current academic year. Students must have an average of 80 percent or higher GPA at their current school and an interest in joining the legal community.
To apply, students must fill out an application form on the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship page, write a 1,000-word essay on a family law issue and upload a high-school transcript, resume and recommendation letter.
“Reading through the submissions is always one of the highlights of our year,” added Alexander. “It gives us hope to see so many students who are excited about the legal profession share their thoughts and experiences with us.”
For more information and to apply to the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship, visit: http://bit.ly/