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The 2021 Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship

Each year, Weiss & Paarz will offer a rising star scholarship and award a $1,000 to a student starting or continuing his/her undergraduate education anywhere in the United States of America.

As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of this exciting scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Financial need
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • Ability to lead others
  • Overall moral character

Students must submit their application using the below form by 09.30.21 and all applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
  • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an undergraduate institution or copy of your current student ID; and a copy of your state ID or driver’s license

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      The 2021 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship

      Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America!

      As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

      We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of this exciting scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

      • Financial need
      • Exceptional work ethic
      • Strength in the face of adversity
      • Outstanding academic achievement
      • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
      • Ability to lead others
      • Overall moral character

      Students must submit their application using the below form by 12.01.21 and all applications must include the following:

      • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
      • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
      • Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and a copy of your state ID or driver’s license

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        Weiss & Paarz 2020 Scholarship Winners

        We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 annual scholarships! Due to the overwhelming response we received this year, we took some extra time to thoroughly review our applicant pool. We appreciate your patience. We encourage those of you who applied and were not selected to apply again next year.

        2020’s Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship

        2020’s Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship will be awarded to Lauren Bess, a 3L at Rutgers Law School. Lauren is the president of the Rutgers Law class of 2021, the lead business and marketing editor for the school’s Journal of Law and Religion, and has used her own experience as a cancer survivor to advocate for greater opportunities and accommodations for those with disabilities. 

        2020’s Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship

        2020’s Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship will be awarded to Hannah Imolode, a high school senior with a GPA above 4.0!  Hannah’s family immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. She plans to pursue a career in nursing with an ultimate goal of one day opening a non-profit nurse practitioner center specifically designed to help improve the quality of Nigerian healthcare for those in need.  

        All of us here at Weiss & Paarz would like to congratulate our superstar recipients and express a sincere thank you to all of the incredible, inspiring applicants we considered this year. We cannot wait to see what all of you accomplish next! Stay tuned to our website for updated application information in 2021.

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          W&P’s Local Hero Scholarship 2020

          This year Weiss & Paarz proudly sponsored a scholarship dear to our hearts through the Mainland Regional Education Association in our local community. Each year this special award is presented to a hardworking graduating senior student at Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, NJ. Selected recipients are recognized for having taken time out of their hectic academic and extracurricular schedules to form close bonds with, and to mentor, special needs students.

          We would like to extend a special congratulations to this year’s recipient, Olivia Mekhail, for her $1,500 award! We were instantly touched by your story, Olivia, and we are so proud to contribute to your promising future! Thank you, on behalf of the local community, for dedicating your time to forming these special bonds. We cannot wait to see what you accomplish next!

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            Annual Rising Star Scholarship

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            The 2021 Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship

            Each year, Weiss & Paarz will offer a rising star scholarship and award a $1,000 to a student starting or continuing their undergraduate education anywhere in the United States of America.

            As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

            We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of this exciting scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

            • Financial need
            • Exceptional work ethic
            • Strength in the face of adversity
            • Outstanding academic achievement
            • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
            • Ability to lead others
            • Overall moral character

            Students must submit their application by 09.30.21 and all applications must include the following:

            • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
            • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
            • Confirmation of enrollment in an undergraduate institution or copy of your current student ID; and a copy of your state ID or driver’s license

            To fill out your application, visit here or fill out the form below:  

            National Law Scholarship

            Medical Malpractice is the only thing we do.

            Contact our legal team

            The 2021 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship

            Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America!

            As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

            We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of this exciting scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

            • Financial need
            • Exceptional work ethic
            • Strength in the face of adversity
            • Outstanding academic achievement
            • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
            • Ability to lead others
            • Overall moral character

            Students must submit their application by 09.30.21 and all applications must include the following:

            • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
            • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
            • Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and copy of your state ID or driver’s license

            Weiss & Paarz Annual Scholarships

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            Weiss & Paarz Annual Scholarships

            Weiss & Paarz is a law firm that specializes exclusively in medical malpractice cases. Our team is committed to helping victims of catastrophic medical injuries that could have been prevented. Because we use specialized knowledge and extensive education to help our clients, we offer three annual scholarships designed to help students in their quest for second and third degrees. We admire students ambitious enough to pursue a higher education and want to help them get to a position where they, too, can use their education to help others. Details about our application opportunities are listed by scholarship below.

            National Law School Scholarship

            Weiss & Paarz is dedicated to helping the next generation of legal professionals get the help they need to attend law school. This scholarship awards $1,000 to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America. Application Deadline: September 30, 2021.

            Read More About the National Law School Scholarship

            Rising Star Scholarship

            Weiss & Paarz wants to help rising stars in all professions, not just legal ones. This scholarship awards $1,000 to a student starting or continuing his/her undergraduate education anywhere in the United States of America. Application Deadline: September 30, 2021.

            Read More About the Rising Star Scholarship

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              Weiss & Paarz 2019 Scholarship Winners

              We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 annual scholarships! Due to the overwhelming response we received this year, we took some extra time to thoroughly review our applicant pool. We appreciate your patience. We encourage those of you who applied and were not selected to apply again next year.

              This year’s Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship will be awarded to Madelyn Chen, a 1L at Harvard Law School. Madelyn is pursuing a law degree with an ultimate goal of serving the public. She has demonstrated an inspiring perseverance, academic excellence, and true strength in the face of adversity. We admire her goals and the work this outstanding young woman has put in to achieve them.

              This year’s Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship will be awarded to Shirel Levy, an undergraduate student at Emory University studying Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. Shirel’s dream is to become a pediatric cardiologist. She exhibits an outstanding academic record and work ethic as she puts herself through school. She has a passion for helping those that are facing major health crises and we are proud to support her efforts.

              We would like to congratulate our superstar recipients and express a sincere thank you to all of the incredible, inspiring applications we received this year. We cannot wait to consider applications for next year! Please stay tuned for updated application information relating to 2020.

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                Weiss & Paarz 2018 Scholarship Winners

                We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2018 annual scholarships! Due to the overwhelming response we received this year, we took an extra week to review our applicant pool, so we appreciate your patience. We encourage those of you who applied and were not selected to apply again next year. Since it was so difficult to make these selections from so many deserving students, we ask that you stay tuned to our Med Mal Blog for updates on additional scholarships we will be creating for the 2019-2020 application period!

                This year’s Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship will be awarded to Marina Allen, a 2L at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Marina is pursuing a legal career in health law and spent this past summer working for Indiana’s Attorney General as a medical licensing law clerk, investigating consumer complaints about medical professionals and writing up administrative summaries to identify statutory violations and if necessary, make charging recommendations. She continues to explore a career in health law from a varied perspective this Fall through an externship with Indiana University Health’s Corporate Legal Services. Marina has also been selected as Riley Children’s Hospital’s 2018-2019 Leadership in Education Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Law Fellow. This position will train her to help manage health care delivery processes for families and children with chronic neurodevelopmental disorders. Marina is the first in her family to obtain a higher education and we are proud to provide some financial assistance in her quest to better our healthcare system.

                This year’s Weiss & Paarz Annual Local Law Scholarship will be awarded to Corey Repasy, a 1L at Rutgers Law School. Corey is pursuing a career in public interest law, which she developed an interest in after a series internships and work experiences focused on promoting human rights and educational equality for women in the Middle East. Currently, Corey is a paralegal at the Center for Family Representation, which is a non-profit dedicated to maintaining family units by keeping children out of the foster care system. She seeks to improve the legal system for disadvantaged populations with her future degree.

                This year’s Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship will be awarded to Jessica Ortiz, an undergraduate student at University of California – Riverside. Jessica graduated from high school with three Associate’s degrees and was valedictorian at the community college where her degrees were awarded. She served as editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook and spent her free time volunteering at a local church. After her sister was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Jessica continued to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Throughout this experience, she developed a passion for healthcare and seeks a degree that will allow her to help other families facing major health crises.

                Congratulations to our deserving recipients! Thank you to all of the incredible and inspiring candidates that took the time to apply for our scholarships. We cannot wait to hear from you next year!

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                  W&P 2017 Scholarship Winners

                  Weiss & Paarz is pleased to announce our $1,000 2017 scholarship winners, undergraduate student Olivia Boyd and law student Kristen Fling! We received so many applications from so many deserving students and want to thank our applicants for taking the time to tell us about themselves and their career goals. We welcome you all to apply again next year.

                  First, congratulations to our Annual Rising Star Scholar of 2017, undergraduate student Olivia Boyd! Miss Boyd is a rising sophomore at Arizona State University majoring in Nursing and minoring in Family & Human Development. Despite the tragic loss of both of her parents to cancer, Miss Boyd has managed to achieve a nearly perfect academic record while holding down multiple part-time jobs to pay her bills.

                  Second, congratulations to our Annual Law Scholar of 2017, law student Kristen Fling! Miss Fling is a rising 2L at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She maintains an impressive academic record and served two years in the Air Force before getting her undergraduate degree at Kent State University. Miss Fling is deeply involved in multiple organizations fighting discrimination against minority populations in her area and on campus.

                  We are so thrilled to award our 2017 scholarships to such hardworking, positive, and intelligent young women and we look forward to following both of their accomplishments in the future!

                  To learn more about W&P’s Annual Rising Star Scholarship, visit its page here. To learn more about W&P’s Annual Law Scholarship, visit its page here.

                  Weiss & Paarz is a law firm dedicated to medical malpractice cases, including birth injury malpractice, cerebral palsy malpractice, and malpractice related to stroke misdiagnosis.

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