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Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship

For over 35 years, Attorney Joseph Lucas has been practicing law. This experience has provided him with an immense appreciation for the role each unique specialty plays in the success of the legal community.


Fall 2024 Scholarship Opportunity

Lucas Law established the Legal Leaders Scholarship with the purpose of lightening the burden of costly tuition, books, and room and board for students pursuing careers in various fields of law. Our firm is honored to assist college students with their educational expenses. The Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship gives $1,000 each semester to one student who aspires to excel within the legal community.

The deadline for the Fall 2024 Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship is June 3, 2024 by 11:59 PM

To Qualify for Our Scholarship…

Applicants who meet these qualifications will be considered:

  • The student is pursuing a career in the legal field.
  • The student maintains a 3.5 grade point average or higher (if you do not currently have a GPA, you may provide your GPA from your most recently completed academic semester).
  • The student is enrolled (or planning to enroll) in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program within the United States through the Fall 2024 semester.
  • The student is at least 17 years old.

To Apply for Our Scholarship…

Students must submit an essay, academic transcript, and proof of enrollment.


The essay must be in PDF or .docx format, and it must be approximately 500 words in length. The student’s essay must respond to the following prompt:

Describe what you hope to achieve throughout your legal career. What strengths do you possess that will help you to reach this goal?

You can find more information about the application form at the bottom of this page.

To Be Selected for Our Scholarship…

Our scholarship team will review each application carefully. The applicant who best meets the following evaluation criteria will be chosen as our recipient:

  • The student is eligible for our award and submitted all appropriate documents.
  • The essay meets the required word count and answers the prompt in its entirety.
  • The essay’s content is unique with clear, concise, and developed ideas.
  • The student’s writing is organized, articulate, and of high quality.

We will complete our selection process within a month of the deadline and notify the award recipient by July 3, 2024.

Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship Winners

Elena Hoeferle

Spring 2024 Winner: Elena Hoeferle

Lucas Law is proud to announce the winner of our Spring 2024 Legal Leaders Scholarship, Ms. Elena Hoeferle! Elena is a student at Northern Illinois University College of Law. We at Lucas Law are thrilled to provide this award to Elena as she pursues a career in law!

Ask Questions…

If you have any questions regarding our scholarship program, or if you are having issues submitting your application, please reach out to our scholarship team via email at We will get back to you promptly.

Application Form

The Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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