Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm ExpandsUniversity Scholarship Due to Coronavirus
Family lawyers extend deadline, add technology stipend to help offset costs of studying the field of law
LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is offering a university scholarship to offset the costs of studying the legal profession as a way to give back and support the Canadian legal field with the deadline to apply extended to September 30. It has also increased the size of the scholarship it’s offering to offset the costs of technology.
“During these unprecedented times with Covid-19, we feel providing this scholarship was more important than ever before,” said founder Russell Alexander. “And given the uncertainty over the academic year, we wanted to give students a little more time to apply.”
Since 2017, the Lindsay, Ontario-based law firmhas given $2,000 to a student who has an interest in joining or studying the legal profession. This year, the scholarship will also include a technology stipend worth an additional $500 to buy a personal computer or tablet needed to take classes online.
This scholarship is open to Canadian students who will graduate from high school in the current academic year. Students must have an average of 80 percent or higher GPA at their current school and an interest in joining the legal community.
To apply, students must fill out an application form on the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship page, write a 1,000-word essay on a family law issue and upload a high-school transcript, resume and recommendation letter.
“Reading through the submissions is always one of the highlights of our year,” added Alexander. “It gives us hope to see so many students who are excited about the legal profession share their thoughts and experiences with us.”
For more information and to apply to the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship, visit: http://bit.ly/RussellAlexanderLawScholarship
RussellAlexander Collaborative Family Lawyers
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is committed to practicing exclusively in the area of family law in Ontario dealing with all aspects, including separation and divorce, child custody and access, spousal support, child support, and division of family property. A team of lawyers provide guidance from start to finish, helping clients identify and understand the legal issues as well as the options and opportunities available through the transition. The firm has offices in Lindsay, Whitby, Oshawa, Markham, Peterborough and Toronto, Ontario.
For more information, visit: http://www.russellalexander.com