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Applications open for scholarship offered by local attorney

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 11:40:48-05

Applications are open for the 2021 Spring Scholarship offered by the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux.

The Lafayette area personal injury law firm, offers the $1,000 scholarship to Louisiana students enrolled or enrolling in college. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2012.

“One of the core values at our law firm is giving back,“ Barrilleaux says. “We hope that by offering educational assistance to local students, we are helping support future community leaders. Education is an essential tool for creating opportunity, and positive change comes from that. We think it’s so important that we’ve increased our scholarship from $500 to $1,000 this year.”

"The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux believes every individual should have the opportunity to receive an education so that he or she can develop the skills necessary to reach his or her goals in life. By offering this scholarship opportunity, the firm is supporting the next generation of corporate, nonprofit and government leaders. Finances often limit students who desire to pursue higher education, and this scholarship is intended to remove some of that barrier," a release states.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should submit a short essay about the importance of education and how it can be used to support the local community. Eligibility requirements include a 2.5 GPA or better, and enrollment or pursuing enrollment at a two-year or four-year accredited college. Law office clients and firm employees are not eligible.

“It’s always exciting to see how students will use the scholarship money,” added Barrilleaux. “Last year’s winner Miah Walton used it to continue her education at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. Grace Payton, our 2019 recipient, used it to cover tuition at my alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I can’t wait to see the good that the 2021 scholarship brings.”

Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit their transcript, a brief bio, and essay to the following email: blainebarrilleauxscholarship@gmail.com. All scholarship submissions must be submitted by May 28th, 2021 for consideration. The selection committee will announce one winner on June 30th, 2021.

For more information about the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux and its 2021 Spring Scholarship, please visit its scholarship resource page [barrilleauxlaw.com].