Shapers of Society Scholarship

We Are Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2025 Semester!

The Law Offices of Gerstenfield & Demirji, PC.

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Spring 2025

Applicants are asked to submit all necessary materials through our digital application toward the bottom of this page by 12/30/2024.

We at The Law Offices of Gerstenfield & Demirji, PC. offer a firm-sponsored $1,000 scholarship to undergraduate social science majors who believe in education's transformative power and ability to change the world.

Our firm’s approach to law goes beyond courts and cases; we are passionately invested in the people and communities we serve. We believe that investing in the minds of college students can shape a future that is not just legally sound but socially equitable and forward-thinking. Through our Shapers of Society Scholarship, we hope to do just that.

We encourage students interested in applying for our scholarship not to wait! We recommend submitting your application far in advance of the deadline.

Are You Eligible to Apply?

Please consider the following eligibility criteria before applying for our scholarship:

  • Undergraduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States for the Spring 2025 semester.
  • Students majoring in any discipline within social sciences, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and related fields.
  • Students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students 17 years of age or older.

All eligible students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability, are welcome to apply. We look forward to supporting a diverse and inclusive group of future societal shapers.

How Do You Apply?

Before submitting your scholarship application, ensure all the necessary documents and information are ready. Applications will be reviewed and judged by the staff and legal professionals at our law office. Please refer to the list of required materials below:

  • Personal information: Basic personal details like your name, contact information, university, and major. This baseline information will not only be used to determine eligibility but also to contact you if you win.
  • Academic records: Transcript of your grades in the form of an unofficial transcript.
  • Video essay submission

Applicants are asked to submit a 2 to 3-minute video essay answering one of the following video prompt questions:

Please share how being a social science major has affected your worldview and discuss how your studies have challenged or reinforced your perspectives.

Discuss your career aspirations within the social sciences and how you plan to use your education to achieve those objectives.

How Are Applications Evaluated?

Our scholarship team will consider the student's fit to our eligibility criteria. We will also take into account whether the student submitted all requested materials. Each video submission will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Is the video essay engaging and unique?
  • Does the applicant successfully communicate his or her message with confidence and clarity?
  • Does the video meet the 2 to 3-minute requirement?

After each deadline, our team typically takes approximately four weeks to select and notify our winner. We thank you for your patience as we review each application individually.

Have Any Questions?

With the scholarship semester cycle underway, students or faculty with questions regarding our scholarship should reach out to scholarship@mdcriminaldefenselawyer.comOur Email.

Questions will only be answered via email. We ask that you not reach out with scholarship questions via phone or contact form. Thank you for your understanding, and good luck!

Scholarship Application

The Shapers of Society Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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