Hon. Mary Fitzgerald Aspell Social Justice Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Law Offices of James F. Aspell P.C.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award is available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED.
  2. Candidate must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.
  3. Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

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

Description: Judge Mary Fitzgerald Aspell was the second woman to appointed a Superior Court Judge in the State of Connecticut, and the mother of Attorney James F. Aspell. Judge Aspell was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession and a strong believer in the role that attorneys play in helping the less fortunate in society. . As a leading workers compensation law firm in Connecticut , James F. Aspell, P.C. is committed to making social justice a cornerstone of our practice's values. Our goal to ensure that all people have access to the same opportunities for education, self-improvement, and civic involvement, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances. Our nation has a long-standing legacy of social justice—from the fight for women's suffrage, to the civil rights movement, to contemporary efforts to embrace all varieties of race, creed, and sexuality—but there is still much work to be done. Until everyone can benefit from the same rights, opportunities, and basic services, there will always be the need for ambitious and talented people to make progress on behalf of others who are less fortunate. To further this vision of making the world a better and more equitable place, our firm offers a scholarship to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community outreach. We recognize that education is an important foundation upon which positive, sustainable change can be built, and we are happy to help fund the educational endeavors of outstanding individuals. This year, our $1,000 scholarship is helping to raise awareness about the challenges individuals with disabilities have to meet and overcome each day. We want applicants to consider and respond to the following questions: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular basis? What are some practical public policies that could address these challenges? Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved one's life. By supporting the cause of social justice today, we are investing in a brighter future for everyone.

Application requirements for the Hon. Mary Fitzgerald Aspell Social Justice Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
Additional Information:

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 Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 28, 2024

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/ late submissions will be accepted. Award notifications will be announced March 15h!
About Law Offices of James F. Aspell P.C.:
Contact Information: James F Aspell, President
Address: 40 Stanford Dr Farmington, Connecticut

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