At Ascent Law we strongly believe in education and specifically legal education. We have supported students for many years in an anonymous capacity and we love to give back to the legal community.
As lawyers in Utah, we know that solid education makes a good foundation for success in life.
Because we place an enormous value in our own education and we know that we would be nowhere without it, we want to help others who are embarking on this new adventure of education in the law.
As strong advocates for higher education, we are proud to give back to students through the Ascent Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.
Please review the eligibility requirements and application process below. Remember to include:
- Your full name,
- Email address,
- Phone number and,
- Mailing address with your application submission.
There will only be one winner. The scholarship recipient will receive the scholarship award in approximately 30-60 days after the deadline. By participating, you are giving your consent for us to contact you via mail, email and/or call to you. In addition, if you are the winner, you are giving us your express consent to use your name, college or law school identification, your photo (see below) and your essay on this site and for any other promotional purposes, without further compensation or payment to you. If you want us to use your photo, please send that in with your submission. The scholarship recipient is responsible for payment of any applicable State and/or Federal income taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.
2017 Eligibility Requirements
Scholarship Award to the Winner: $1,000
Application Deadline: Must be received by December 15, 2017
This scholarship is available to all college students or law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.
Past winners are disqualified from reapplying for the scholarship. Employees of Ascent Law, LLC or any family members of such employees are disqualified from applying for the scholarship.
How to Apply
Please write on the topic outlined below and provide us with proof of your current attendance at the college or university (for example, if you wish, by including your transcripts). Your written submission should be between 2,500 to 3,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced.
Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:
Ascent Law, LLC – Attn: Scholarship
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah 84088
You are required to include the following information in your application:
- Your full name, address, and contact details including your phone number and email address.
- A statement of your current academic status, as well as evidence that you are currently attending college or law school as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your most current undergraduate or law school transcript. By applying for this scholarship, you give us express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the college or university.
- Your written submission as a Microsoft Word document or PDF attachment. Essays in WordPerfect, Pages, or any other form will not be accepted.
- Our Staff will assess submissions and the winnder will be selected. The winning essay will be decided on based on (1) writing quality; (2) substance; (3) originality; (4) demonstrating good and effective argument and skill.
2017 Essay Question
The 2017 essay topic is as follows:
- The Utah Supreme Court recently issued an Order regarding spanking children in the State of Utah and when it rises to the level of child abuse. Please review the entire Supreme Court Opinion located HERE.
Assume that you have been asked to write a proposed change to the Court’s recent Ruling by enacting a law in the State of Utah regarding spanking children.
- Write a new law to make the law better – (the way you believe it should read in the Utah Code) and write out the factors that may be considered by the court when ruling on whether the spanking should be considered child abuse and what the penalty for spanking a child should be. (approximately 1,000 words)
- Write an explanation as to why you believe the law that you have drafted is better than the Utah Supreme Court’s recent opinion on the issue of child spanking. (approximately 1,000 words)
- Write the opposition to the law you drafted (as if you didn’t draft the law) and explain why the current ruling for spanking children should not be changed and why the change in the law, as proposed, is not in the children’s best interest or the family’s best interests. (approximately 1,000 words)