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Scharps Legal Essay Competition Deadline February 1

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

I am pleased to announce the 2019 Scharps Legal Essay Competition. The competition is open to juniors and seniors 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 “Concealed Carry on Campus.”

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.

A copy of the program announcement, along with instructions, application cover sheet and essay topic is attached. The internal UB deadline is February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. Entries will be reviewed by a UB selection committee. Up to 3 nominations can be submitted to the SUNY competition.

To be considered, submit the essay and application electronically to Megan Stewart, Fellowships & Scholarships Advisor,