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    2024 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

    Congratulations to our 2023 Overcoming Adversity scholarship recipient. Find out more about our previous winners here!

    Kopfler & Hermann, a personal injury law firm based in Houma, Louisiana, is excited to bring back to announce our annual scholarship for 2024. This $1,000 award will be given to a student who has overcome adversity and emerged stronger. With over 40 years of legal experience, Kopfler & Hermann law firm has served the Gulf Coast since 1992. As personal injury attorneys, we are committed to serving justice and ensuring injured workers and accident victims receive full compensation for their injuries and damages. Following this mission, attorneys Kopfler & Hermann established the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship and offered it for the sixth year!


    • Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school or be GED holders about to attend college in the United States.
    • Applicants must show good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
    • The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated that although they have encountered hardship, they have persevered and committed themselves to becoming successful in all of their endeavors.

    Application Requirements

    To apply for this scholarship, please submit:

    • An updated resume
    • An unofficial transcript
    • A 500-1,000 word essay that describes how you overcame adversity, outlining a specific roadblock through which you fought and emerged victoriously.
      • Please note that all essays will be checked for AI writing. If AI writing is deemed present in the essay, the application will be denied.

    The 2024 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship recipient will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

    Application Deadline and Instructions:

    The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 30th, 2024. To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must complete the form below with all necessary information (including a resume, transcript, and essay) by the deadline to be considered. 

    Please send any scholarship questions to kopflerscholarships@gmail.com with the subject line “[2024 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship]” Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship.