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01/10/18

Scharps Legal Essay Competition Deadline February 2

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

The Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Controversial Speaker on Campus (see attached information).

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Students must submit their essays and application cover sheets to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships via email at fellowships@buffalo.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Questions can be directed to fellowships@buffalo.edu.