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Auto Accident Survivor & Friends Scholarship

auto accident lawyer in DCCohen & 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 peoples lives for the worse in just moments.

Throughout our time serving them, Cohen & Cohen, P.C.’s admiration for auto-accident survivors, and for the friends and family that take care of them, has continued to grow. To this end, our law firm has created the Cohen & Cohen, P.C. Auto Accident Survivor & Friends Scholarship, for a student who has been a victim of an auto accident and did not let this stop them from pursuing their academic dreams; or for 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.

We know that no amount of money can really make up for the many losses auto accidents cause but we hope that by funding an inspiring survivor’s education, or that of a friend or family member’s, 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 recipient’s educational financial hardship will not be one of them, or at least will be lessened.

Even though auto accidents often take away precious things, we know that survivor’s often get a new aspect and appreciation for life. We believe that by funding a survivor or someone who has stood by one, we will be funding someone who plans 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.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in 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 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, 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, if so, how?

Application Materials

Updated resume

– Essay response, 1,000 word maximum. See prompts and questions above.

– Current unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by July 1, 2023

Award Announcement

The scholarship recipient will be announced August 2023.

Scholarship Amount


Application Instructions

Submit applications by email only to:

Wayne R. Cohen

[email protected]

Please email Mr. Cohen if you have questions.

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