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.
  • My representation was far more superior than my ex-husbands.

    “Ms. O’Connor is all about the details because that’s what wins cases. Heather represented me in my divorce case and from the moment we first talked until the moment we went to court, she did not miss a single detail.”

    - Vicki
  • Thank you, Heather!

    “Heather immediately got the restraining order thrown out and helped me rebuild my relationship with my kids. I am now back in my marital with full custody of my kids.”

    - Jim
  • Attorney O’Connor is a professional and compassionate attorney.

    “Attorney O’Connor is a professional and compassionate attorney. She will fight for your children’s rights and yours. Attorney O’Connor is someone you need on your team when you have a complex case, she is not afraid.”

    - James
  • I would definitely recommend her.

    “She did an excellent job with a support modification, and was amazing in court!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone going through what I went through!! Thanks again Heather!!!”

    - Raymond
  • Heather is brilliant.

    Heather is brilliant. Her advice has been invaluable. She has an enormous heart and truly cares about people.”

    - Former Client
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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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