Graves McLain College Scholarship Essay Program

Scholarship Description

To enter the essay program, write a short paper on a “Powerful Life Experience That Has Changed Your Life.” This Essay Program is open to prospective or current undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States. Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on a Powerful Life Experience That Has Changed Your Life, how it impacted you, and how this helped to shape the person you are today.

Please email submissions to no later than May 15, 2018. Please be sure to title the subject line “Graves McLain College Scholarship Essay Program.”

Essay Question

Have you ever encountered a significant situation in your life that has caused you to change your outlook and/or behavior, and has impacted your life causing you to make a personal life change? How has that caused you to help or educate others?

Starting September 18, 2017, you can submit a 750-word essay on this issue, and enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Submission rules

To be eligible email your essay submission to  by 5/15/2018 and include the following information in the body of your email: First Name, Last Name, Current School, Academic Standing as of Spring ‘18 (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), College or University Attended, and Major (if applicable).

Format: Send your essay in Microsoft Word with the file name “FirstName_LastName_MMDDYY”. Only entries submitted in this format will be considered. Essays must be 750 words, typed, double-spaced, and use standard margins.

Essay Deadline

  • May 15, 2018

Number Of Awards

  • 1 annually

Scholarship Amount        

  • $1,000
Disclaimer:  The program is open to students who are currently attending an accredited college or university in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. You must be a legal resident of the United States, and attend a public school, accredited private school, or homeschool in compliance with the laws of its state. Employees of Graves McLain Law Firm, and members of their immediate families living in the same household, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising, promotion, and production agencies, are not eligible to enter.