Southern California Law Firm Awards Education Scholarship To Student Who Faced Hardships Studying Criminal Justice
[TUSTIN, CA]: Wallin & Klarich is proud to announce the winner of the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship for the 2019 Fall Semester is Kendyl Geathers.
Though facing adversity, Kendal was involved in various extracurricular activities and graduated third in her class at Fivay High School in Hudson, Florida. Kendyl will be attending Florida A&M University in the fall and plans to graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice. Kendyl wants to pursue a career in law enforcement and eventually work for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
Each scholarship applicant was asked to include a personal essay describing the challenges they have faced and why they chose to major in their respective fields. The essays are reviewed by a board of Wallin & Klarich partners and judged on their ideas, development, organization, mechanics, and format.
To be eligible for the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship, students must be enrolled as a full-time freshman in a 4-year university or college, majoring in criminal justice, political science or sociology. Only applications received prior to July 31, 2019, were considered for the Fall 2019 Semester Award.
A statement from this year’s scholarship winner:
“My name is Kendyl Geathers, and I am beyond grateful to be the recipient of the 2019 Wallin and Klarich Scholarship. I want to personally thank everyone at Wallin and Klarich for investing in my education, assisting in my future, and most importantly believing in me. I will be using the award money to pay off my tuition, so earning this scholarship took a weight off my shoulders. Receiving this scholarship was an honor and winning it was a wonderful feeling.”
The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship was established to help students who have overcome obstacles to be admitted into a 4-year college or university and now face the financial burden that is associated with receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. Wallin & Klarich has donated over $13,500 to help students with school-related costs to 5 recipients since the scholarship was started in 2015.