Pioletti & Pioletti Scholarship

scholarshipsAt Pioletti & Pioletti, we’re proud to serve the local communities of Eureka and Bloomington, Illinois. Our primary focus is to provide dependable and trustworthy counsel to residents who are facing tough legal situations, but our dedication to our neighbors and friends goes far beyond what we typically discuss on our website. We believe that investing in younger generations is critical for strengthening our communities and making our legal systems more functional for all.

For this reason, we are proud to announce our scholarship, worth $1000, to be awarded to one exemplary student who displays a strong interest in the legal industry.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or accredited community college program in the United States. First-year college students who are high school graduates (or possess a GED) are welcome to apply.
  • The candidate must be able to show proof of admission or attendance (e.g., a transcript or acceptance letter) at an accredited educational program, as stated above.
  • The scholarship candidate must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • The candidate must be pursuing a degree related to the legal industry, but does not need to be pursuing a degree in law school.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following documents in order to be considered:

  • An updated resumé or C.V.
  • A current unofficial transcript from the candidate’s college. Incoming first-year college students may submit a current unofficial transcript from their high school and a copy of their college acceptance letter (PDF file format is preferred).
  • A brief essay response (1000 words maximum) addressing the following:

Discuss one problem in the legal system, surrounding the practice area of family law, that you believe should be changed or amended. Why is this particular issue problematic, who suffers as a consequence, and how would you change it? How would this change make the entire family law system more functional and beneficial for all citizens?

Application Instructions

In order to be eligible, scholarship candidates must submit their FULL application (written essay, transcript, and resumé) via email. The application deadline is 07/01/2019. Applications missing any of the required materials following this deadline will not be considered. The scholarship winner will be announced August of 2019.

Official transcripts are not required. All materials may be sent to the following email address: joe@piolettilaw.com

Popular Articles

Is My Family At-Risk for In-Fighting Over My Estate?

Estate Planning Lawyer When constructing an estate plan, it is important to keep several things in mind. Yes, you want to make sure that you work with an attorney to ensure that your wishes are clearly articulated and are ultimately enforceable. Yes, you want to “cover your bases” and ensure that you are utilizing all… Read More »

How Do I Qualify for Bail if I Am Arrested?

Criminal Lawyer Bloomington, IL Most state laws permit criminal defendants to be released on bail before their trial begins. (There are exceptions for defendants charged with capital offenses and certain felonies, and defendants who refuse alcohol or drug testing.) Discretion lies with the trial court to set a reasonable pre-trial bond. However, the court must… Read More »

Accomplice Liability

Criminal Defense Lawyer Bloomington, Illinois One thing that we have always been taught growing up is that we are responsible for our own actions and we cannot control what others may do. Though this may be correct generally, legally, criminal responsibility may apply to you based on others’ actions. State law says that it is… Read More »