Khattar Law announces $1000 semi-annual scholarship program

The social security and disability lawyers at Khattar Law have recently announced they will be holding a semi-annual essay contest with a $1000 scholarship as the grand prize, with a second place prize of $750 and a third place prize of $500. The contest will be open to anyone who will be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university the semester in which the amount will be dispersed. The contest will take place twice a year, in the spring and the fall. Firm founder Jason Khattar was quoted as saying, “The attorneys at Khattar Law know how financially strenuous putting a person through college can be. We hope that this scholarship will contribute to lightening that financial burden for someone who demonstrates initiative and intelligence through this contest.”

In 2020, the student loan debt in the U.S. was measured to be approximately $1.7 trillion by the Federal Reserve, a 100% increase since 2010. With the number increasing with every passing day, the importance of scholarships for anyone looking to pursue a higher education has become undeniable.

The current essay prompt is as follows:

  • Applying for social security disability benefits is an incredibly complex process. Successfully obtaining those benefits makes having a lawyer who specializes in the field nearly indispensable, but even still results are not guaranteed. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has recently proposed a series of changes which may make it much more difficult for older and uneducated individuals (approximately 500,000) to receive benefits. With these changes in mind, what steps could be taken to improve accessibility to this demographic of older, low-income individuals?

Submissions should be 500 words minimum and will be judged by a panel of qualified individuals based on the following criteria:

  • 5/5- Grammar and style
  • 5/5- Proper citations (MLA formatting)
  • 5/5- Strength of argument
  • 5/5- Prompt relevance
  • 5/5- Creativity

Research is encouraged, but proper citations are mandatory. Any indication of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification from all present and future scholarship opportunities offered by Khattar Law, PC.

  • Spring deadline: December 21st
  • Fall application deadline: July 21st

Applications should be submitted via email to info@khattarlaw.com. In the body of the email please include the applicant’s name, phone number, and the college/university they will be attending. Essays should be attached to this email, not included in the body, and should be in .doc or .docx format. Include “scholarship opportunity” in the subject line. Winners will be notified by email and phone call.

We look forward to reviewing your applications.