Twice a year, OVC, INC. offers college students the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship that will help them pursue a law degree. Our “Market Yourself” Scholarship recognizes students who are considering the types of services they plan to provide for clients, the values they wish to promote, and the ways they hope to make their legal practice stand out from other attorneys. Each applicant is asked to submit an essay in which they imagine that they have founded their own law firm and detail how they plan to promote their legal practice and connect with potential clients.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Fall 2022 “Market Yourself” Scholarship is Jacob Paul, a graduate student who is attending Villanova University. Jacob’s essay exhibited professionalism and creativity, detailing how his legal practice would provide services related to transactional matters, mergers, and taxation and serve a wide range of clients. He also detailed his commitment to providing pro bono services to religious organizations and other non-profits. Through this essay, it is clear that Jacob will put a great deal of thought into how he can help his clients while focusing on providing quality legal services to those who need them.
The Benefits of a Scholarship Program
In addition to offering scholarships to college students, OVC works with law firms to establish scholarship programs of their own. These programs can be a great way to give back to the community, support students who need assistance, and promote causes that a firm’s attorneys believe in. They can also be a powerful marketing tool that demonstrates a law firm’s values and shows that it is committed to building a positive future for the legal profession and the people in its community.