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2018 Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship

As an attorney, Seth Okin wakes up every day ready to serve and defend the rights of his clients. He is dedicated to making a difference in the local Maryland communities where he lives and practices law. As an animal lover and a father, he constantly speaks out against animal cruelty and supports all efforts to improve the lives of children in his community.

However, with so many competing for charities and interests in today’s world, it can be extremely difficult to decide where the most important work must be done. Should we focus on curing disease or preventing it? Should we fund disaster relief abroad or fight homelessness at home? Because there are sometimes no easy or apparent answers to the big questions that underpin our good deeds and our lives of activism, it is important to keep the lines of dialogue open about what it means to serve our communities and how best to direct our efforts and resources.

Mr. Okin is proud to contribute to the national discussion on community service by sponsoring the Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship. The winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship that will enable him or her to pursue educational goals with the ultimate purpose of creating a meaningful life of service to others.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship can be offered to any student pursuing a post-secondary education (community college, undergraduate or graduate degree programs, law school, or business school). Applicants must be both interested and engaged in serving their community and must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater (indicating good academic standing) to apply.

Application

To apply for this scholarship, please submit:

  • An updated resume,
  • An academic transcript,
  • Applicants must submit a 500-word essay that responds to the following question: With so many people and organizations in today’s world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations?

Deadline

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is September 30, 2018.

Please send your complete application to scholarships@criminallawyermaryland.net with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] — Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship” by the September 30 deadline to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship.