If you have any questions about the scholarship, please call (847) 940-4000. Thank you for your cooperation.

Scholarship for Disabled Veterans

The 2018-2019 scholarship application period is now closed. The winners will be announced by September 1st. Please check back in late fall for the 2019-2020 scholarship information. Thank You!

Ankin Law Office 2019 Scholarship for Military Veterans

First Things First: Thank You Veterans For Your Service.

The Ankin Law Office Annual Scholarship for Military Veterans recognizes the sacrifice our veterans and their families have made for our country. Part of that sacrifice includes delaying education and training to serve our country. We hope this $1,000 scholarship will help the award recipient transition to a civilian career.

The funds will be used for tuition and books only and be paid directly to the award recipient’s educational institution. A committee will select the winner based on the essay submitted on the topic below.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled full-time in fall 2019 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate, or graduate).  Trade or vocational programs will also qualify.

Application Requirements

Complete the online application which appears below by July 15, 2019.

Write an essay of 1,000 words or less on the topic below and publish it on your blog.

The winner must provide proof of military service or if a family member, proof of the relationship to the veteran and proof of military service. If not active, the military member must have been discharged honorably.

The winner consents to the use of his or her picture and other basic information on the winner page of the Ankin Law Office website.

Essay Subject + Format Expectations

Write an essay of 1,000 words or less on the following topic:

What are common injuries occurring during military training and how do they compare to civilian workplace injuries.

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. The Essay has to be 1,000 words or less.
  1. Post the essay to your blog. This can be a student blog on your university website or your own personal blog. If you do not have a blog, you can create one here for free: https://www.wordpress.com/.
  1. Include at least three “clickable” links to authoritative sources. At least one of these has to go to an article on  ankinlaw.com blog. We added some below to get you started. Feel free to use different posts from our blog archive as well. Please note that the link to ankinlaw.com must be “clickable,” meaning that it is not enough to simply cite to the post. (Quick tip: In order to make a link clickable, highlight the entire link, click “Command + K” on your keyboard).
  1. You must be listed as the author of the essay on the website and the blog post must be set to “public”.
  1. The work must be your own.

Bonus Points

Students who give us a social-media shoutout about the scholarship will be credited with one bonus point per social media channel. The shoutout should include a link to the ankinlaw.com website and a tag (link) to our respective Social Media Account. Please use the hashtag #ankinlawmilscholarship2019 so we can find your account easier.

It should look like this:

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This is not a requirement and students without Social Media Access will still be considered. Multiple shoutouts within the same Social Media channel are appreciated but will not result in additional points. We will not credit points for channels on which we are not active. Please find a list of our Social Media accounts below.





Shoutouts in Stories are not acceptable as we might not get to them within 24 hours for review.

Announcement of Scholarship Winner

The decision of the committee is final. The winner will be notified via email or phone by September, 2019. The funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution and used for tuition only. The winning essay may be published on the Ankin Law Office website. Ankin Law Office has the sole right to resolve any disputes which may arise in the selection of the winner.

See Our Military Scholarship Winner

Are you a Disabled Veteran or simply a student looking for a financial boost to further your academic career? Then check out our other scholarships:

Disabled Veteran’s Scholarship

Academic Scholarship 

To Apply, Start Here:

Scholarship for Military Veterans Submission Application

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