We at the Law Office of Bill Nettles believe in standing up against injustice. We understand that it takes a lot of courage to speak up in a difficult or sensitive situation. Unfortunately, there are many incidents when speaking up jeopardizes personal relationships or even someone’s career.

As qui tam lawyers, we know firsthand how impactful it can be to speak up against injustice in any sense. This can include blowing the whistle on a company making false claims, or something as small as holding a person accountable for wrongdoing in their personal lives. For this scholarship, we are asking applicants to describe a time they spoke up about an injustice they witnessed in their own lives and what resulted from them speaking up. Applicants may also reflect on what they learned from their experience and how to encourage others to speak up against injustices in the future.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 31, 2021.

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to five year post-secondary institution as of December 31, 2021.
  • Employees of the Law Office of Bill Nettles, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted from speaking up.
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the See Something Say Something Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to lawofficeofbillnettles@gmail.com by December 31, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “See Something Say Something Scholarship Application – Last Name, First Name”. An example would be “See Something Say Something Scholarship Application – Williams, Jordan”.

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