Pew Law Center Service in the Community Scholarship

Every day at the Pew Law Center we seek to improve our client’s lives, to help them out of grim financial straits and into a new financial beginning. Even if a potential client chooses not to hire us we try to make sure they leave our office with a smile, knowing that they do have options and that they can have a better life. It is our hope that students who seek to take advantage of the Pew Law Center Service in the Community Scholarship will take this same belief, of helping improve the lives around them, through school and into their careers.

In recognition of the hard work and dedication that is required of those seeking to help improve their communities, Lawrence ‘D’ Pew and the Pew Law Center are offering $500 to community minded students to help them pay for their books or tuition. The ideal applicant for the Pew Law Center Build Your Community Scholarship will be directly involved in activities that improve the quality of life for members of their local communities. Whether volunteering at a soup kitchen, being a big brother/sister, or simply being involved in a local clean up or improvement project, we’d like to hear from you.

Deadline: No longer accepting submissions.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for eligibility:
Must be a resident of the United States.
Open to applicants of all academic levels
Open to applicants of all ages.
Open to Full or Part-time students.
No minimum GPA requirement.

Eligible applicants must submit an essay answering the following questions:

“What do you hope to accomplish by serving in your community?”

“How has serving in the community impacted your life and goals?”

“How do you plan to continue building your community in the future?”

The essay must include:
A title.
A minimum of 500 words in length with a maximum of 1,000.

Each applicant may only submit one essay for consideration. Submissions should be sent via e-mail along with a cover letter including: legal name, school you are attending or wish to attend, mailing address, telephone number, and a brief biography including a list of community activities and accomplishments to