Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship Empowering You to Move Forward

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.

Eligibility

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.

Application Requirements

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 contact@familylawma.com 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."

What Our Clients Say

Divorce Is Not a Loss - See How Some of Our Clients Have Overcome Their Situations.
  • Very sensitive, responsive, attentive, and professional.

    “We used this law firm for guardianship for my son, they were fantastic. Very sensitive, responsive, attentive, and professional. We had unusual challenges with our son turning 18 during Covid and the ...”

    - David
  • I can’t thank her enough!

    “With her desire to gain a deep understanding of my situation and level of expertise, we successfully obtained the outcome I needed to move on with my life in a healthy way. 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!

    “Caitlyn and Lori have made this horrible time in my life a lot easier for me to get through. Unbelievable, the amount of effort and dedication this fantastic team puts in on a daily basis to make sure ...”

    - 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.

    “I can't say enough positive things about the O'Connor Family Law team. Atty. O'Connor, Atty. Fletcher, Lori, Sean, everyone on the team is amazing. Over the last two years, the team has represented my ...”

    - Lauren
  • They were always quick to respond and provided the information I was seeking.

    “I recently reached out to O'Connor Family law for some general divorce information via email. They were always quick to respond and provided the information I was seeking. They were not pressuring me ...”

    - Melanie
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How We Operate

Empowering You to Move Forward 
  • Education

    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. 

  • Team-Focused

    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. 

  • Compassionate & Aggressive

    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.

Helping You Make the Best Out of Your Situation

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