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

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess 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 of which they are apart, as illustrated via 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 this time, what have you done to help pave the way toward as stronger and better community?
  • In what ways will your education help you continue to be a strong community leader?

Application Materials

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

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022

All application materials must be submitted by this date

Award Announcement: January 2023

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Application Instructions

1. Please include your full name in labeling all attached documents.
ex.:
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:
peterklenk@klenklaw.com


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 past history is an indication of 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, second-place scholarship this year. Congratulations to Addie Kenney who will be graduating 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. Currently pursuing a master’s in Chemical Engineering at 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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