Champlain Valley Law is excited to announce the 2020 Persevering Through Injury Scholarship. At Champlain Valley Law, we understand what it is like to deal with serious injuries, and we work daily with individuals who have suffered them. The perseverance, mental fortitude, and resilience required to overcome such a challenge are some of the most admirable qualities that can be possessed.

We believe that those who overcome significant injuries are sources of inspiration. Do you have someone in your life who has battled back from a serious injury? If so, we want to hear from you. In a 750-1,000 word essay, describe someone who you look up to who used perseverance, mental fortitude, and resilience to overcome a significant injury. Would you consider them a hero? What traits do they possess that you believe helped them overcome their injury?

We will award one $1,000 scholarship to the student we feel best answers the above prompt. Eligibility requirements and instructions for how to submit an application are below.


  • This scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is currently enrolled in a two- to five- year post-secondary institution or will be the semester following the scholarship deadline.
  • All applicants must legally reside in the United States in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Candidates for this scholarship must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher while keeping good overall academic standing within their school
  • Immediate family members of Champlain Valley Law employees and those living in the same household as them are not allowed to submit entries for this scholarship

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Who is someone you look up to for using perseverance, mental fortitude, and resilience to overcome a serious injury?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as their most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the Persevering Through Injury Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

The scholarship application window for 2020 has closed. The deadline for this year’s applications ended on October 31st, 2020.

The winner of 2020 Persevering Through Injury Scholarship will be announced shortly.

Please check in to find out the winner, and the instructions to apply for the 2021 Persevering Through Injury Scholarship.