2021 Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship
O'Connor Family Law is a divorce and family law firm based in Westborough, Massachusetts with a South Shore office as well. As a family law attorney and divorcee, Heather O’Connor understands the challenges that one faces after a serious life-changing event, like divorce, and is committed to helping her clients feel supported both legally and emotionally through such a trying time.
Following this mission, the team at O’Connor Family Law are pleased to announce the Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship. We understand that obstacles can often get in the way of pursuing one’s dreams, which is why we would like to give back to an individual who has been able to overcome a serious obstacle in his or her life and used it as an opportunity to learn and grow. This can be any obstacle that greatly impacted your life. For example, going through a messy divorce or witnessing one as a child, struggling financially, or being in a serious accident, etc. Whatever the obstacle may have been, we are proud of you for overcoming such a challenge. We would like to recognize an individual for their strength and perseverance with a $1,000.00 scholarship to put towards pursuing their educational goals.
The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to a student who best describes a significant event or challenge they have faced, explains how they overcame that challenge, the impact it had on them, and how they have or will use what they learned throughout the process to help others.
The Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States.
Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
The recipient of the Overcoming Obstacles 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 31, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “[First initial. Last name] – Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship Application."
I was represented by Sasha Khan in my divorce and would highly recommend her and O’ Connor Family Law for anyone going through a high conflict divorce.- Catherine J.
Very sensitive, responsive, attentive, and professional.- David
I can’t thank her enough!- Tanya
I highly recommend this family law firm and wouldn’t want anyone else representing me in this tough time in my life!- Former Client
I am forever grateful for the team's incredible efforts to make my stepdaughter's dream of having "a normal life" with her dad come true.- Lauren
We don't believe in telling you what to do. Our team's goal is to educate and provide you with favorable options so that you feel empowered to choose the best outcome for yours and your family's needs.
When you work with our firm you become part of a collaborative team. You can rest assured that you have a team of two attorneys and a paralegal behind you, who are always up to date on your case.
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When it comes to divorce amicability is our first step - when that doesn't work, we are not afraid to throw on the gloves. As seasoned litigators, we understand that litigation is not a game; it is fighting for justice for you and your children.