ANN ARBOR, MI – Ten Michigan students could each win scholarships of $ 5,000 each thanks to a new initiative by law firm Sam Bernstein.
Any student currently attending or about to attend an accredited Michigan college or vocational school is eligible. For more information on the program, dubbed Call Sam Scholars, visit online at callsam.com/public-service/scholarship.
The program continues efforts by University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein to address student loan gaps statewide, he told MLive / The Ann Arbor News.
“The success of a state generally and systemically is the level of education,” said Bernstein, also president and managing partner of the cabinet. “The states with the highest levels of education have the highest household incomes… so we know how important it is to make university affordable for students who need help. “
As Regent of UM, Bernstein helped implement the Go Blue Guarantee, which offers free tuition to full-time undergraduate students in the state on campuses in Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn. The program, which applies to family incomes of $ 65,000 or less and assets under $ 50,000, has been available on the Ann Arbor campus since 2018.
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The scholarship total of $ 50,000 reflects the law firm’s 50th anniversary, Bernstein said.
“We are proud to offer this exciting opportunity by helping us achieve our goal of making higher education more accessible to Michigan students,” he said in a statement.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 500-word essay that answers the following questions: What does the concept of community mean to you, and why is it important and what motivated you to pursue further education higher?
“We are looking to understand how a candidate intends to use their college education to make our communities a better place,” said Bernstein, adding that the law firm is committed to raising community awareness through through its division of utilities and homeless charities. veterans in Detroit.
“We firmly believe that this investment will provide immeasurable returns as these graduates begin their careers and become valuable contributors to their communities,” the company said in a statement.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 31. To apply, click here.
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