2018 Overcoming Hardship Scholarship

At Kohn & Yager, Attorneys at Law, Georgia attorneys Lawrence Kohn and Cory Yager are dedicated defense attorneys who are committed to defending those who have not always been able to defend themselves.

Previously working in the police force and in the security industry, Kohn and Yager have seen their share of individuals undergoing hardships. They are now using their past experiences and expertise in law to defend those who are working hard to overcome despite their past hardships and are in need of a strong advocate.

They believe that those individuals who have beaten particular difficulties should be recognized for being able to do so, which is why they are happy to announce the Kohn & Yager Overcoming Hardship scholarship to any student who has persevered in a time in their life that was very difficult and remains dedicated to their education and to making their society a better place.

It is important to celebrate those who work passionately to persevere despite any setbacks they face. Kohn & Yager attorneys want to recognize those students who have committed themselves to their education in spite of their hardships.

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student who meaningfully describes in a personal essay a time in their life in which they had faced hardship and worked hard to overcome it.

Essays should be approximately 750 words in Times New Roman 12-point font, and should avoid any grammatical errors. Additionally, applicants need to submit an updated resume and have a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

  • This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. Students who are incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED can also apply.
  • The candidate must possess a demonstrated interest in community service and a dedication to their education.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements

  • An updated résumé, status as a student, contact information,  and completed cover sheet.
  • The scholarship candidate must submit a 750-word essay that best depicts time in their life in which they had faced hardship and worked hard to overcome it.
  • A current unofficial transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: First-year college students must submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.)

Application Deadline & Instructions

In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their FULL application (personal statement, cover sheet, transcript(s), and résumé) by email to kohnandyagerlaw@gmail.com. The official deadline for all application material is January 31, 2019.


Subject Line: Name of the Applicant — Name of the Scholarship.
Attachments: Essay, Transcript, Cover Sheet, and Resume.