Community Leadership Scholarship; Rispoli & Borneo P.C.

A Rispoli & Borneo,  we believe that a strong community with strong leadership can lead to a brighter and more just future. We have served our community for many years fighting for the rights of its residents, and want to help a student with a similar drive and focus. With that in mind, our law firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to help a student who exemplifies strong community leadership. Their community is not limited to just their town or place residence; it can be their town, their school, a club, or any other community they help to improve and build up.


Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The scholarship applicant must be dedicated to and exemplify strong community leadership in any community of which they are apart, as illustrated via their essay response.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.

Essay Prompt & Questions

Respond to the following in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

  • Describe a situation or time that you influenced you or served as a pivot point for your dedication to your community.
  • Since this time, what have you done to help lead your community to betterment?
  • In what ways will your education help you continue to be as strong community leader?

Application Materials

  • Updated resume
  • Essay, 1,000 word maximum. See essay questions above.
  • Current unofficial transcript


Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018

All application materials must be submitted by this date

Award Announcement: August 2018

Scholarship Amount: $1000


Application Instructions

Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials (see above) by email to: