Chewning Legal, LLC is delighted to announce Jessica Keesler as the winner of Chewning Legal, LLC’s $500 scholarship award. This scholarship will be used to help Jessica address the costs associated with pursuing a higher education at a four-year university. Jessica is a 2016 graduate of Cudahy High School in Cudahy, Wisconsin, and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Chewning Legal, LLC awards one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Wisconsin to assist that student with the costs of attending a four-year college or university. Any graduating high school senior in Wisconsin who meets the eligibility requirements can apply for the scholarship (the deadline application this year was April 30, 2016). The winning applicant must have a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 and one or both of his or her parents must receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Finally, applicants must submit an essay between 1,000 words and 2,000 words explaining the impact that their parent’s (or parents’) disability has had on the applicant’s life, education, and goals.
A disability often has a profound impact on a family, affecting that family’s finances and goals – including the goal of higher education for children. For some families, obtaining SSD or SSI benefits is crucial to being able to make ends meet. Every day, Chewning Legal works to help clients in this situation obtain the benefits to which they are entitled (and need) as quickly as possible. This scholarship is just another small way we can help.
Chewning Legal, LLC maintains an office at 1607 Washington Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Don Chewning can be reached by mail at P.O. Box 297, by phone at (920) 663-1006, or by completing and submitting the firm’s online contact form.