Strong Roots Scholarship

Awarded By:

Richmond Defense Group

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award available
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary program, which includes: community colleges, private or public undergraduate colleges, and universities, private or public graduate degree programs, law programs, and business programs.
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

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

Description: Whether or not you have previously appeared in court for a criminal allegation, being charged with a crime is an immensely stressful experience. Even misdemeanor convictions can have serious repercussions in your personal and professional life, and any felony offense could land you in prison if you are dealt a guilty verdict. In order for a submission to be considered “complete,” all candidates must submit the following: An updated resumé that includes academic, professional, and volunteer experiences with a focus on community building. Candidates can feel free to highlight relevant coursework or experiences that might not be included in a typical resumé. This document must, however, be limited to actual experiences (that is, “interests” do not count as experiences). A 500-word essay that answers the following question: How is the meaning of the word “community” changing in today’s world, and what does that mean for people who wish to build strong, healthy communities? A current official academic transcript demonstrating that the candidate’s cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or greater. (Note: applicants who cannot provide an official transcript from their current institution may submit both an unofficial transcript from their current institution, as well as an official transcript from their last school.) The winner of the Strong Roots Scholarship will be announced in the Fall of 2023

Application requirements for the Strong Roots Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Website registration
  • Resume
Additional Information:

Award Amount: Chosen applicant will receive $500  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, August 31, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, August 31, 2023

All application materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.
About Richmond Defense Group:
Contact Information: Jason Moore,
Address: 2817 Parham Rd Suite 201A Richmond, Virginia

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