- June 14, 2018
- In news & Information
Law Offices of Samer Habbas, a personal injury law firm, is committed to giving back to the community any way we can. One of the best ways to give back to the community is investing in the education of our future leaders. That is why our firm proudly offers college scholarship opportunities to students in various fields of study.
Going to college is arguably one of the most rewarding accomplishments. Earning a college degree can increase one’s earning potential and substantially expand their thinking and social development. Unfortunately, this opportunity comes with a hefty cost. The financial burden of college tuition and other related costs in the U.S. has earned international recognition, and not the good kind.
Over 44 million Americans collectively hold almost $1.5 trillion in student debt. The average student loan borrower has $37,172 in student loans, a $20,000 increase from 13 years ago. This data does not even include graduate school students.
Scholarships for Our Scholars
Every year we offer a $2,500 scholarship to a graduate, undergraduate or high school student who submits the best essay addressing the given topic. The money can be used to pay for the winner’s college related expenses.
We accept applications from all over the county. The application process involves writing a 2000-word essay about an accident the applicant or their loved one was involved in and how it impacted their life.
Our First Annual 2018 Scholarship Winner
We at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are proud to announce the winner of the first annual 2018 scholarship for the upcoming academic school year. We received more than 100 great applications this year, and the selection process was extremely difficult.
After much deliberation, we were able to select our winner and are proud to award $2,500 to Janell Ann Couperthaite for the amazing essay she submitted. Janell received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University. After graduation, she moved to rural Alaska with her fiancé, where she shadowed physician assistants practicing in rural primary care clinics at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Janell has been accepted to the Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant Program. She is very thankful and honored to be awarded the scholarship, which will help immensely when school starts in the fall.
Janell’s essay was about a motorcycle crash that left her with life altering injuries. She fought a hard battle in recovering from these serious injuries, making her the strong person she is today and fueling her passion to pursue a career in medicine.
Attorney Samer Habbas, founder and managing attorney of the firm, said he and other who judged the contest were impressed by Janell’s determination to fully recover and dedication to wanting to help others as a future healthcare professional.