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Helmer, Conley & Kasselman Annual College Scholarship

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. is a New Jersey law firm that has protected the rights of clients since 1992. The attorneys at the firm are experienced in numerous areas of law including criminal defense, DUI, family law, immigration, negligence, and much more. In addition to helping clients with legal matters, the firm's leaders and members believe giving back is extremely important and continually aim to find ways to contribute to the larger community.

There are many financial burdens that come along with a college degree: tuition, housing, textbooks, etc. The firm gladly offers this scholarship to help students begin their journey on the road to becoming an attorney. Annually a winner is selected to receive $500 towards their pre-legal education. High school seniors or current college students planning to pursue a JD (attorney) or comparable degree within the U.S. are eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

  1. Write an essay between 1,000 - 1,700 words, that explains what inspired you to choose to become a lawyer. Include what most interests you in this field and how you plan to apply what you learn in your future career. What impact will you have on the greater community? We request that applicants do not use AI tools such as ChatGPT to assist with preparing this essay. The originality of thought and language are highly valued in our evaluation scheme.
  2. Send an e-mail to with the following information and attach your essay
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Current school
  • Current GPA
  • Intended college and major
  • Any extracurricular or volunteer activities
  • Social media links (if applicable)

The winner will be selected based on a combination of writing skills, academic qualifications and extracurricular activities.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior or currently in college
  • Must be enrolling in or show proof that you are actively in an undergraduate program for the upcoming school semester. (Can be four-year university or community college.)
  • Must intend to pursue a degree in law leading to bar eligibility and a license to practice law
  • Must submit application materials via email by November 15th. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Essay and application must be in English
  • By entering, you give us permission to share quotes from your essay, first name, and social media pages publicly. We will not share your contact information or full name.
  • If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission from your parent/legal guardian.

A winner will be selected and contacted via e-mail by December 3rd. If no response is received within one week, a new winner will be chosen.

Previous Winners




  • Michely: Columbia University
  • Kennedy: University of Georgia


  • Shreya: Barnard College
  • Branton: DePaul University



  • Madeline: University of Alabama

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