Witherite Law Group Celebrates the Class of 2020 With 28 "Making a Difference" Scholarships
Personal Injury Law Firm Awards $70,000 in Scholarships to Graduating Texas & Georgia Seniors, Bringing Total Scholarship Awards to Nearly $300,000 Over the Past Five Years
DALLAS/ATLANTA – While the coronavirus pandemic disrupted many activities for the Class of 2020, Witherite Law Group is proud to offer some stability by continuing its five-year tradition of awarding much-needed scholarships to high school seniors.
Twenty-eight students – eight from Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and 20 from South Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Georgia, will each receive $2,500 renewable scholarships. This represents a total of $70,000 in 2020 scholarships. Over the past five years, the firm has funded nearly $300,000 scholarships for 132 Texas and Georgia high school seniors.
Witherite Law Group founder and lead accident attorney, Amy Witherite, will surprise students of South Atlanta High with the scholarship announcement during a video presentation at their virtual graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm. The ceremony will be viewable on Channel 22 and Facebook live at www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools.
The ceremony where Dunbar High School students will be notified is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th at 6pm and will be streamed online.
“School administrators have told us that, in some cases, these scholarships will determine if a student is financially able to attend college,” said Witherite. “Despite the current situation, we knew it was important to conduct our interviews and award these scholarships on the same timetable we’ve used in the past, so students can prepare for their future.”
Created in 2016, the “Making a Difference” Scholarship, provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. In its inaugural year, Witherite pledged to award five $1,000 scholarships to Dunbar High School students.
Over the years, she has increased the amount to $2,500 and the number of scholarships to match the number of applicants. Every student who has completed an application and interview has received a scholarship. As long as students maintain a 3.0 GPA and take at least 12 credit hours, their “Making a Difference” scholarships are renewable.
“These scholarships are an example of how we put people first at Witherite Law Group. Most of these students are the first in their families to go to college,” said Witherite. “Helping them further their education gives them an opportunity to change their lives.”
Witherite Law Group recently celebrated the first graduation of a “Making a Difference” scholar. Lauren Hudson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in December 2019.
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Witherite Law Group is a Dallas-based personal injury law firm founded in 2001 with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Atlanta, GA. The firm’s attorneys specialize in helping those injured in a car or truck accident and can be reached by calling 1-800-TruckWreck or 1-800-CarWreck, 24 hours a day.