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The Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply annually by July 31

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Scholarship Summary

Keyser Law, P.A. created the Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship to provide financial support to students working towards a career in the legal field.

This is an annual scholarship. Bookmark this page and check back each year!

An interest in law is helpful for this scholarship!


  • Any undergraduate student enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the United States majoring in one of the following areas may apply: Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Studies, English, History, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Bachelor of Individualized Studies, Sociology.
  • To be awarded the scholarship, each student must still be enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the upcoming fall semester or be enrolled in a law school.  Students should not apply for this scholarship if they will graduate from college this spring and will not be enrolled in school in the fall.  Exceptions will be made for graduating college students who are enrolled in law school for the upcoming fall semester.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must write an essay between 2,000 and 3,000 words on one of the following topics:
  1. Police conduct is a divisive issue in our country. Do you think police officers should wear body cameras while on patrol? Do you think this will better serve the community? Explain your answer.
  2. There are millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Should the U.S. Government grant legal status to these individuals, or deport them? Explain your answer.
  3. Do you think our criminal justice system is too hard on defendants? Should mandatory minimum jail sentences be higher or lower for certain offenses such as drug crimes, gun crimes, or DUIs? Explain your answer.
  • Applicants must email their completed essay as a word document to Essays submitted in any format other than Microsoft Word (such as RTF or PDF) will not be accepted. Applicants must also submit a cover letter separate from the essay as a Word document with the following information: Applicant’s full name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number and E-mail Address, College or University currently attending, Anticipated graduation date, Current Major.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31

Make sure to make a convincing argument in your essay!

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