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Auto Accident Survivor & Friends Scholarship

Cohen & Cohen
Auto Accident Survivor & Friends Scholarship, 2021

Cohen & Cohen has been protecting the rights of auto accident victims and their families for over 25 years. Our dedication, skill, tenacity, and compassion for the people we serve and for what we do, has made us one of the top personal injury law firms in Washington, DC. We have seen auto accidents devastate families in many different ways. From losing a loved one to losing abilities, to mounting financial debt and more, an auto accident can change people’s lives for the worse in just moments. 

Throughout our time serving them, the team at Cohen & Cohen has never ceased to be amazed by the strength and good will that auto-accident survivors often display after an accident, as well as what the friends and family that take care of them do in order to help them in any way they can. To this end, our law firm has created the Cohen & Cohen, Auto Accident Survivor & Friends Scholarship, 2021, for students who have been a victim of an auto accident and did not let this stop them from pursuing their academic dreams; or students who have been a friend or family member who stood by an auto accident victim in their time of need and was inspired to pursue their own academic goals because of this experience. 

We know that no amount of money can really make up for the many losses auto accidents cause but we hope that by funding inspiring survivors’ educations, or those of friends or family members, we will make the financial part of their education just a little bit easier. Life is full of difficulties and challenges to overcome but we hope that with our help, the recipients’ educational financial hardship will not be one of them, or at least it will be lessened.

Even though auto accidents often take away precious things, we know that survivors and the people close to them often get a new aspect and appreciation for life. We believe that by funding survivors or individuals who have stood by a survivor, we will be funding people who plan to try to make the most out of their lives in ways they might not have known about were it not for their experience with an auto accident.

Please note, a past scholarship was not awarded due to COVID-19 and in lieu of, this year’s scholarship will be awarded to two different students.

Eligibility Criteria
  • This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The scholarship applicant must be able to demonstrate via their essay that their surviving an auto accident, or standing by the side of someone who did, has inspired and pushed them to make the most out of their life.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.

Answer the following prompts and questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

  • Briefly describe the auto accident you or the victim was in that inspired you to apply for this scholarship, the injuries and damage sustained in the accident, and what the recovery period was like.
  • How did your accident, or the person you took care of after an accident, inform your education goals?
  • What are your career goals? Did the accident change these, why or why not?

Application Materials:

  • Updated resume
  • Essay response, 1,000-word maximum. See the prompts and questions above.
  • Current unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by Monday, December 20, 2021

Award Announcement: The scholarship recipient will be announced on Monday, January 31, 2022

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Application Instructions: Submit applications by email only to: Wayne R. Cohen, [email protected]

Please email Mr. Cohen if you have any questions.

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