A $5,000 Annual Scholarship for College Students whose Lives Were Affected by Personal Injury

The legal team at Mattiacci Law, LLC is proud to announce our first annual Mattiacci Law, LLC Accident Scholarship of 2020. We are specifically extending this amazing opportunity to undergraduate, graduate, and law students injured or affected by an accident at home or on the job.

As personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia, it is our mission to help victims as well as their families and friends regain as much closure and healing in their lives as possible. One way we accomplish this is through our scholarship program for students whose lives were affected by an accident-caused injury. We want to help them succeed by easing the burden of college expenses.

Scholarship Amount, Award Dates, and Deadlines

In July 2020, we will award $5,000 to the chosen recipient for college-related expenses. The current submission period is now open. Our application deadline is June 2, 2020.

Please review the application for important dates, terms, and conditions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions and learning about your experiences!

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

We will review and consider all applicants who meet the following criteria for the Mattiacci Law, LLC Accident Scholarship. A student may apply if he, she, or they:

  • is a full-time student enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the U.S.
  • maintains a GPA of at least a 3.0
  • is a personal injury accident victim (example: car accident, job injury, accidents at school, etc. that caused an injury), or was affected by an immediate family member’s experience as a victim of a personal injury accident.

If you have any questions regarding minimum eligibility requirements, please send us a message via email at scholarship@jminjurylawyer.com. We will respond to your questions promptly.

Instructions for Submitting Your Scholarship Application

There are a few critical steps you must take for your application to be received and considered by our office. Eligible candidates must submit the following materials in digital format on or before June 2, 2020:

  • a completed copy of the application form (download here)
  • a certified copy of your current transcript that confirms your enrollment status, and a letter of acceptance for incoming freshmen
  • a 1-page written or short video essay about your personal injury experience and why access to courts or a legal case was important in that situation

Please send each requested item in a single email to scholarship@jminjurylawyer.com. If you have any questions about our application process, we will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Preferred File Formats

We prefer your application, transcript, and written essay materials to be sent in PDF, JPG, or PNG format. Written essays may also be submitted as DOCX, DOC, TXT, and RTF formats.

Individuals providing a video essay in lieu of a written one may use MP4, AVI, or WMV formats You can also share a link in your email if the video essay is hosted through third-party site such as YouTube.

Additional Personal Essay Guidelines

Please discuss what experience you have had with personal injury, whether it was an accident that you were involved in, or one that affected a family member or friend. Personal injury accidents are broad in spectrum. Some examples of a personal injury accident include bad car wrecks, negligent exposure to hazardous materials, dog bites, and medical malpractice.

Why was access to the legal system, or the ability to file a claim, so important in this situation? For example, did the legal process punish a wrongdoer, make a defective product safer, or enforce existing laws?  Did it help you or a family member pay for medical treatment? Explain what the legal system provided to you, your family, or your friend. Did it offer justice for you or someone you love?  Were you able to gain closure?  Did you (or a loved one) obtain compensation for injuries?

Sharing your positive and negative experiences with the legal system may be used by our firm to help others in your situation to feel more at ease and validated.

About Mattiacci Law, LLC

Mattiacci Law, LLC is a Philadelphia personal injury law firm licensed to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We work hard to restore the lives of our clients whose lives were drastically changed by an accident at work, home, or in public. Our purpose is to counsel and fight for individuals who need someone in their corner when going against negligent parties, insurance companies, and hospitals in court.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about the Mattiacci Law, LLC Accident Scholarship, please send us a message via email to scholarship@jminjurylawyer.com. We respectfully request that no calls be made to our office about the Mattiacci Law, LLC Accident Scholarship due to phone lines being reserved for law office business and emergencies only.

Terms and Conditions

The selection committee at Mattiacci Law, LLC will select the scholarship winner. The decision of the committee is final. The recipient’s name may be announced via digital and print media. We may also use the names of applicants and essay submissions (whole or in part) for promotional purposes. Any taxes on the scholarship award is the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Non-Discrimination Statement

We are committed to an equal opportunity for every eligible applicant. Our decision is in no way influenced by gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age.