Over the last two decades, attorney Edward R. Weinstein. Esq. has dedicated his career to guiding families through the emotionally challenging landscape of divorce, child custody disputes, domestic violence, and other family law matters.

The hallmark of his firm’s approach has always been, “Kids First.” Mr. Weinstein, who has been practicing family law for over 20 years strives to assist young people who have triumphed over challenging domestic and personal circumstances that were obviously, no fault of their own.

With years of first-hand experience observing the often-wrenching effects of divorce and custody battles on children, Mr. Weinstein has a vested interest in supporting and encouraging individuals who are facing those obstacles head-on and have begun the process of building a vibrant future for themselves and society as a whole.

To that end, the firm is proud to announce the Edward Weinstein Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families.

A financial award in the amount of $500 will be given each year to a higher education student who has demonstrated a high degree of determination and perseverance despite the hurdles he or she may have encountered earlier in life due to parental divorce or estrangement.

Scholarship Eligibility Factors

The Edward Weinstein Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families is made available to students presently enrolled in a program of study at a duly accredited junior/community college, undergraduate or graduate institution located within the United States. Eligibility is also extended to high school graduates and GED holders preparing to begin a college-level course of study.

Especially attractive candidates for the award will have the ability to articulate the ways in which they were able to overcome personal difficulties resulting from divorce within the family while also maintaining a strong commitment to bettering the world around them.

Interested candidates are required to provide evidence of good standing from their current educational institution and submit proof of a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Process

Along with a completed scholarship application candidates are required to submit:

  • Updated resume complete with current contact information and statement of current program level or student status
  • Original personal essay totaling roughly 750 words in length (Times New Roman font, 12-point is preferred) that explains a time period or scenario related to parental divorce or family circumstance which was particularly difficult, but which the student was able to overcome in order to reach a greater goal
  • Updated transcript (unofficial version acceptable if an official transcript is unavailable) from candidate’s current school; freshmen may submit unofficial documentation from their most recent institution attended, together with unofficial transcripts from present school

Additional Details and Important Deadline Information

In order to be considered for the Edward Weinstein Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families, candidates must submit all required application materials, including transcripts, resume and essay via email transmission to [email protected] by February 28, 2019.

Student emails must bear a subject line in the following format: APPLICANT’S FULL NAME – EDWARD WEINSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP.

Applicants are asked to ensure that the essay, resume, and transcript(s) are sent as separate attachments to the email message.

At the Law Offices of Edward Weinstein, we are grateful for your interest in the 2018 Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families.

We look forward to reading your personal stories of motivation and achievement and are eager to celebrate today’s college students who are poised to lead us boldly into the future.

Congratulations to our winner of The Edward Weinstein Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families – Tommy Licato!