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Family law firm seeks high school applicants for scholarship

Monday, July 05, 2021 @ 11:10 AM | By John Chunn

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that it is seeking applications from high school students interested in studying the law.

Started in 2017, the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship has been given each year to a high school graduate with an interest in joining or studying the legal profession to offset the high costs of a legal education. The recipient receives up to $2,000 for tuition and a $500 bonus to cover school supplies such as a new laptop, printer or notebooks.

“The legal profession serves everyone, and it should be open to everyone,” founder Russell Alexander said in a news release. “We began offering this scholarship to help ensure that students who are interested in the law have an opportunity to study it.”

The scholarship is open to Canadian students who have graduated from high school in 2021. Students must have an average of 80 per cent or higher and an interest in joining or studying the legal community.

Along with basic information about their educational record, applicants are asked to submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on one of two subjects included on the application form. The deadline to apply is July 31.

To apply, click here.