Parole Reform Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

The Collin County Law Group

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award is available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a vocational program or two to four year post-secondary institution for the Spring semester.
  2. Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The experience of individuals who have served time in jail for a crime extends beyond their time behind bars, as they encounter unique challenges upon their release. In addition to the practical obstacles faced by individuals after serving time, they often encounter harsh judgment and societal stigma, making it even more challenging to start over. This judgment can lead to limited employment prospects, social exclusion, and difficulties securing housing. In our society, fostering understanding, compassion, and second chances is crucial for successfully reintegrating individuals who have served time in jail. By promoting awareness and education, challenging preconceived notions, and advocating for policies that facilitate reintegration, we can create an environment where these individuals are given a fair chance to rebuild their lives and make positive contributions to our community. That said, we are proud to announce our new scholarship, the Parole Reform Scholarship. We want to hear how our community feels about our current justice/ intake system and ways it could be improved. For this scholarship, students are asked to reflect on the importance of understanding and compassion in supporting individuals who have been incarcerated. Discuss how promoting awareness and education about the challenges they face can break down societal barriers and stereotypes. Share your thoughts on how challenging preconceived notions can lead to a more inclusive and supportive society for those seeking to rebuild their lives after serving time. This $1,000 scholarship award will be given to one eligible student. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2023. Continue reading below for details on the application process.

Application requirements for the Parole Reform Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Website registration
  • Resume
Additional Information: *Employees of The Collin County Law Group, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the competition.

Award Amount: Chosen applicant will receive $1,000.   The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, November 30, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, November 30, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/ late submissions will be accepted. The recipient of the Parole Reform Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.
About The Collin County Law Group:
Contact Information: Jon O'Toole, Attorney
Address: 700 Central Expy S #550 Allen, Texas

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