The city of Chicago is known as many things, one of which is “The City That Works”. As worker’s compensation lawyers based in a city with such a strong workforce, our team at Costa Ivone, LLC prides ourselves in helping individuals who have been injured while on the job so they can continue to support themselves and their families. While we work hard to help our clients in the courtroom, we are always looking for ways to help others in our community to continue contributing to the workforce of Chicago. To do this, we started The City That Works Scholarship.
This scholarship will award one student $1,000 who shares the best response to why their current job or future career path is important to them, as well as how they believe it helps improve the lives of others. Our goal with this prompt is to get students thinking about how their career not only benefits them, but also how it benefits their community. As the city that works, our workforce consists of many individuals who together make our city what it is. By offering this scholarship, we hope to help one student be one step closer to funding their education to become a valuable part of their city’s workforce.
- The City That Works Scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States and resides in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. The applicant must also be enrolled and/or accepted in a two to five-year college or university for the Fall 2021 school year.
- Employees of Costa Ivone, LLC, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing with their current educational institution.
- The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Why is your current job or future career path important to you? How do you believe this career path improves the lives of others?
- The applicant must submit a resumé that lists their professional and academic experience, as well as any volunteer work or awards.
- The applicant must submit a current transcript from their school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
The recipient of The City That Works Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.
Application Deadline and Instructions:
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email all application materials (including their essay, transcript, and resumé) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “(applicant’s first and last name) – 2021 The City That Works Scholarship Application.” An example would be “John Williams – 2021 The City That Works Scholarship Application”. Applications without this subject formatting will not be reviewed.