Rollins and Chan Scholarship

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Rollins and Chan Law Firm represents individuals facing criminal charges, whether they have been wrongfully accused of a crime or are simply seeking a fair outcome.  

To further this idea,  Rollins and Chan Law Firm has created a Criminal Law Essay Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness of criminal issues and support students who can articulate the importance of these principles.

Essay Prompt:

  • How should the criminal justice system handle a person with substantial mental health issues and is charged with a crime?


  • Applicants must be enrolled in one of the 6 law schools (UDC Law School, Howard Law School, American University, Georgetown, George Washington, or Catholic) in Washington, DC.
  • Must have a 1st year law student GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a rising 2L

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. Write an original essay responding to the essay prompt above, no more than 2,000 words in length.
  3. Obtain a transcript and proof of enrollment from your law school.
  4. By May 1st 2020 (may not submit prior to February 1, 2020), submit the completed application form, essay, and proof of enrollment to scholarship@rollinsandchan.com, subject line “Scholarship Application.”

Scholarship Details:

  • One thousand dollars ($1,000) will be awarded to the winner of the essay competition and paid directly to the student. 
  • The essay responding to the prompt can be any length under 2,000 words.
  • Submit application material in PDF format to scholarship@rollinsandchan.com

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