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At Klenk Law, we believe that solid and community-driven leadership can yield a brighter and more just future. We have served our many communities for years and seen active and educated citizens improve a community. We want to help a student with a similar passion for achieving their educational goals. Thus was born the Klenk Law Community Leadership Scholarship.

With that in mind, our law firm offers a $1000 scholarship to help a student who exemplifies strong community leadership. Their community is not limited to their hometown or where they live; it can be their town, school, club, or any other community they help improve and build up.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students, high school seniors, and students with a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The scholarship applicant must be dedicated to and exemplify strong community leadership in any community they are part of, as illustrated in their essay response.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.

Essay Prompt & Questions

Respond to the following in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

  • Describe the situation that influenced or served as a pivot point for your dedication to your community.
  • Since then, what have you done to help pave the way toward a more robust and better community?
  • How will your education help you continue to be a strong community leader?

Application Materials

  • Updated resume
  • Essay, 1,000 words maximum. See the essay questions above.
  • Current unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2023

All application materials must be submitted by this date

Award Announcement: August 2023

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Application Instructions

1. Please include your full name in labeling all attached documents.
John Smith Resume.pdf
and John Smith Essay.pdf
, then John Smith Transcript.pdf

2. Please add your full name at the top of your Scholarship Community Essay.

Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials (see above) by email to:

Michaela Ashburner

Congratulations to Michaela Ashburner, who attends Cochise College, for winning one of our scholarships. Michaela is our first Future Farmer of America winner, and we expect great things from her in the future. 

Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson continues her journey as a community leader at the University of Washington. We expect wherever she lands after graduation will benefit from her skills and willingness to help those in need.

Claire Kniss

Congratulations to Claire Kniss, graduating from Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Claire has been an active leader in her community, and we look forward to her excelling as a community leader in college, medical school, and beyond. 

Kade Trosclair

Kade is graduating from Thibodaux High School and will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall. He demonstrated leadership for his community by helping those in need during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and giving swimming lessons at the Thibodaux Recreation Center. We wish him luck with his goal of someday joining the United States Corp of Engineers. Congratulations Kade!

Joseph McGee

Joseph graduated from East High School in Duluth, Minnesota, and continues his education at Lake Superior College. He has contributed to his community by working with youth as a camp counselor and hockey official and plans to continue being active in his community by working with children. Congratulations Joseph!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Duong

Lizzie is one of our 2022 scholarship winners. A graduate of Northwood High School and attending the University of California, Irvine, Ms. Duong is excelling academically, is involved in her community, and is growing into one of our future leaders. Congratulations Lizzie!

Elise Marie Moore

Elise Marie Moore is our 2021 Klenk Law Community Leadership Scholarship recipient. She is a hard-working student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an impressively long list of community involvement. If her history indicates future involvement, she will be a wellspring of good works wherever she lands after graduation.

Jessie Weeks was a second-place scholarship winner for 2021. She is a law student at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, where she continues a long history of community involvement. 

Addie Kenney

The competition was so fierce this year that we decided to award a second-place scholarship. Congratulations to Addie Kenney, who will graduate from Guilford High School in Guilford, CT. Great things are in this young woman’s future!

Natividad Herrera

Natividad Herrera is our December 2020 Klenk Law Community Leadership Scholarship recipient. She is a Sophomore at St. Catherine University who’s passionate about advocacy and social justice in underserved communities. She is an active volunteer in her community and intends to continue to serve others in her career as a Social Worker post-graduation.

Congrats to the Spring 2020 scholarship recipients Sara Barrens, Isabelle Gangadin, and Lamide Ogundeji

Sara Barrens

She’s the recipient of the original $1,000 award. She attends Carol Martin Gatton Academy in Kentucky and founded and coached a robotics team. She intends to pursue environmental engineering and is a passionate environmentalist.


Lamide Ogundeji
He’s the recipient of a $250 award. He is currently pursuing a master’s in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo. He is the graduate student advisor of the UT Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.


Isabelle Gangadin

She’s the recipient of a $250 award. Currently a high school student at Kings High School in Ohio and a member of the National Honor Society. She’s an aspiring pediatrician.


Congrats to the 2019 scholarship recipient, Jacqueline Casillas, a student at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.


Congrats to the 2018 scholarship recipient Janae Steggall, a Government and International relations double major at the University of Texas at Austin.

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