Caesar, Napoli & Spivak PLLC Scholarship

For over 30 years, the premier law firm Caesar, Napoli & Spivak PLLC has fought for money awards for Asian individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. From working for free on behalf of 9/11 first responders to supporting the Chinatown YMCA, our lawyers have committed to improving their community and the lives of everyday New Yorkers who have faced injustice. 

In furtherance of this, we have established a scholarship to assist students who identify as Asian Americans to pursue higher education. Many of our clients have come to this country to pursue higher education either for themselves or for their children. They work long, hard hours: 6-7 days a week to fulfill this dream. Asian American college students have the highest average unmet financial need of any ethnic group. Seventy-nine percent of Asian American students cannot pay the full cost of college, and low-income Asian American students face an average of $16,756 of unmet financial needs. We want to help.

Scholarship Amount: $2,500 (two scholarships to be awarded)

Eligible Recipients: High school seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must identify as an Asian American.
  • Applicants must be legal residents of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the 2024-25 academic year.

Scholarship Prompt: Applicants must write a 500-word essay on ONE of the following two prompts:

  • How has growing up and living in an immigrant family shaped you?
  • How has being an Asian American shaped your life experiences?

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024 (winners will be selected by August 31, 2024)

Press/Awards Ceremony Attendance Requirement for Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship winners must attend a press and awards ceremony to receive their scholarship checks, which will be coordinated after the winners are announced. This event is an essential part of the program to celebrate the academic achievements of the winners.

Terms and conditions apply