The Cochran Firm – Nashville, LLC is accepting applications for its “I’m a Survivor Scholarship.” They will award $2,500 to an applicant who has either:
- Survived a catastrophic accident; or
- Cared for a close family member who experienced a catastrophic accident
Deadline for entries is November 30, 2020.
The law firm looks forward to reviewing applications from a broad range of applicants who have experienced or helped another who experienced a catastrophic accident. The ideal applicant can speak as a voice of inspiration to other people enduring similar struggles. The winner of this scholarship will demonstrate the virtue of perseverance, compassion, and determination.
Individuals who are interested in applying need to make sure they meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and submit their application, along with a 1,000-word essay on the topic described below. Applications must be received by November 30, 2020.
About the “I’m a Survivor Scholarship”
The legal team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville, LLC has handled more than their share of personal injury cases where accident victims suffer catastrophic injuries.
“We have seen how the sheer trauma of such an accident, on top of coping with the resulting physical injuries, can derail a person—and their family—from the natural course of their lives,” said Ashley L. Upkins, Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm – Nashville.
Upkins says that, while the law firm fights to help such victims recover financially from a catastrophic accident, we also want to help catastrophic accident survivors and their family members to imagine a brighter future by helping to pay for their college education.
“We want to award this scholarship to someone who has come through a catastrophic accident with courage and strength of character, passion, and perseverance—someone with true grit,” Upkins adds. “We believe a person like this will go far in life and can be a beacon of hope for other victims.”
Terms of Eligibility
To be eligible for the “I’m a Survivor Scholarship,” you will need to meet four essential requirements, as follows:
- Accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Compose an essay on the topic described here and include the essay with your application
- Agree to the scholarship’s Terms and Conditions
- Fill out and submit the application form on this page
“I’m a Survivor Scholarship” Topic
Please write a 1,000-word (maximum) essay on the topic below and submit it with your application.
Please write an essay about how you overcame the catastrophic event or helped someone close to you do the same and how this event impacted your day-to-day life (Please limit the submission to no more than 1,000 words).
Applying for the Scholarship
Please complete the application form on this page to have the scholarship committee consider you as an applicant for the “I’m a Survivor Scholarship.”
All scholarship applications must be received by November 30, 2020, with no exceptions.