Education is power.
Allison Maxim, founder and managing partner of Maxim Law, wants to empower future generations by offering two scholarships to motivated and committed students interested in pursuing advanced education in social justice, immigration rights, civil rights, anti-harassment, and gender and women’s studies. One scholarship will be awarded prior to fall and spring semesters.
Meet Your Benefactor
Allison Maxim, J.D., M.A., is a family law attorney working in St. Paul, MN. With her master’s degree in psychology and a law degree, Allison helps families involved in international and interstate divorce, as well as many other areas of family law. Allison is committed to the advancement of students interested in pursuing degrees in areas that support social justice and the causes such advocacy supports. Offering scholarships allows Allison to “pay it forward,” to those students who are as committed to justice and civil rights as she is.
The award is granted two times per year and is not needs-based. Applicants must:
- Be accepted into an accredited college in the United States
- Be interested in pursuing a college degree in social justice, immigration rights, civil rights, anti-harassment, gender, and women’s studies, or other programs that advance justice for all people
The scholarship provides two $500 awards; one per semester to different students. The award recipient will be notified of their selection by January 31, 2020 for Winter Semester.
The current scholarship deadline is November 30th, 2019, for Winter Semester.
To apply, please complete our online application. All application materials must be received by the deadlines in order to be considered for the scholarship. Awards will be announced by December 31st (for Winter Semester 2019).
We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2019 Maxim Law Social Justice Scholarship has been awarded to Amanda Alvarado! Amanda is pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She was inspired to further her education while working as a Residential Counselor with youth whose mental health and behavioral needs warranted residential treatment. Amanda will use her degree to bring resources, access, and assistance to survivors of sexual assault, incarcerated populations and at-risk youth in her community of Hilo, Hawaii.
Olivia Kennedy is a high school senior at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa concurrently enrolled in Kirkwood Community College. Next year, she will attend DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois or the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. “I have grown up in a bizarre time in our country and world’s journey to social justice. On one hand, we seem to be making impactful strides toward a more just and equal world.”
Jesan Ataharul, a University of Pennyslvania Law student, has been awarded the first ever Maxim Law Social Justice Scholarship. Jesan has worked for and volunteered at several organizations, but his focus is primarily with youth. He has experience with the Philadelphia Teen Court as well as the Phoenix Youth and Education Commission. Jesan has worked with teen offenders who received sentences of restorative justice, and he hopes to continue doing his part to address systematic inequalities amongst the next generation, including battling the school-to-prison pipeline.
Any taxes on scholarships are the responsibility of the award recipient. By accepting the scholarship, the winner agrees to allow Maxim Law to use their name and essay to announce the award. The Maxim Law Scholarship is non-renewable and former recipients are not eligible to receive an additional award. The scholarship is provided by Maxim Law, PLLC. Click here to learn more about Maxim Law’s areas of practice.