DALLAS – Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, is offering up to $50,000 in annual scholarships for Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer.
The Simon Greenstone Panatier Scholarship Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas will be awarded to selected Dallas County high school seniors planning to attend college in fall 2015. Students attending a Dallas County public or private school may apply if they or an immediate family member has or recently has had cancer. The scholarship is for one year, although students may re-apply for it in subsequent years.
“Cancer is a life-changer, but for those students who are looking to pursue higher education, it shouldn’t be a deal-breaker,” says David C. Greenstone, a founding shareholder at the firm, which represents people who have suffered from various types of cancer, including cancer caused by toxic substances or pharmaceuticals. “As trial lawyers, we have represented countless cancer victims and their families. If we’re fortunate, we are able to help provide them with some financial security. But many cancer victims and their families have nowhere to turn, so we wanted to find a way to help them and give something back to our community.”
Applications for the scholarship will be available in February 2015, with a spring submission deadline. Once applications are available, students can submit an online application through the Communities Foundation of Texas at www.cftexas.org/scholarship. Applicants will be required to set up an account before submitting an application.
As part of the online application process, students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay describing the hardship cancer has caused them, as well as two letters of recommendation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or documented legal residents of the United States, have at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1300 or an ACT score of 18, and demonstrate financial need.
Simon Greenstone Panatier is a nationally recognized trial law firm with a reputation for creative and aggressive representation of clients in a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury matters nationwide. For more information, visit http://sgptrial.com.