USA: Brownstone Scholarship Program for All Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law and Pre-Law Students

Brownstone Scholarship Program
(Empowering youth and entrepreneurs to go for their dreams)

Course(s) Offered: Law (part-time, full-time)
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: Brownstone Law Firm
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Brownstone, an appellate litigation law firm, is offering an annual scholarship to all law and pre-law students and hopes, through this program, to empower the youth and entrepreneurs to go for their dreams.

This award, the Brownstone Scholarship Program, is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards their costs of education.

If you are interested in winning a scholarship while getting your voice heard by writing an essay, then the Brownstone Scholarship Program is definitely for you! Brownstone invites you to be part of building the future. It encourages you to make a difference. Your journey may begin with an idea, but that idea can grow and become unique.

The scholarship is open to all current full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in an ABA accredited law school or accredited graduate program.

This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming undergraduate or currently enrolled graduate Student. Applicants must also hold the following to qualify:
  • Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
All application materials must be emailed no later than the deadline date. Materials received later will be rejected, resulting in disqualification.

All scholarships are based on academic performance and for academic purposes. Scholarships are awarded only to students at an accredited academic university, college, or graduate program, on the basis of academic merit and taking into account the overall performance of the essay portion of the Program, along with potential and goals.

Brownstone also looks to personal characteristics, as evidenced by community participation, vocational interests and outside work or other evidence of self-help. Applicants have no right to appeal a decision regarding the winners of the Program.

Eligible groups
Legal residents of the United States

Participating Institutions
All ABA accredited law schools or accredited graduate programs in the United States

Essay Topic
This Brownstone Scholarship is awarded to the undergraduate or graduate student who presents a 1000 word essay on the following topic:

"Whether a 99 year state prison sentence-(without parole)-for a convicted, juvenile African American male is a de facto life-sentence that violates Eighth Amendment or, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?"

Number of Awards
At least one student will be awarded per year

Essay benefits
The $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to the winning student (graduate or undergraduate). The Brownstone Scholarship is to be used exclusively for college tuition and related expense. A check for $1000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s school to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations

Method of Application
In order to apply for the scholarship, the candidate must fill up the form given at the bottom of the 2016 Brownstone Scholarship page. For applying the Scholarship Program, the candidates must write a 1000 word essay. Remember that your thoughts power society and are the engine of prosperity and growth. Turn those ideas into meaningful ideas that last the ages, or new products and business that dare to challenge convention. Please see the Essay Topic section above.

All applications and essays must be submitted via email to or; Or via U.S. Mail to:

201 North New York Avenue,
Suite 200, Winter Park,
Florida 32789.

Please send all entries in Word or PDF format.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply and enter for this competition.

Participants are invited to enter their applications and submit all entries on or before April 1st, 2016.

The award of the Brownstone Scholarship Program will be announced and decided by April 30, 2016. Please visit the official website for the announcement.

Brownstone is a private law firm established in 2006 by Robert Sirianni, Jr. Mr. Sirianni sponsors the Brownstone Scholarship Program. Brownstone Scholarship Program is based on the unknown ideals that reside in each individual. The firm believes in spontaneous creativity, and the internal spark that resides within the individual can move the world.

Application Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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