Community Engagement Scholarship

Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers invites students with a philanthropic bent to apply for the firm’s first annual Community Engagement Scholarship. The winner of this $1,000 scholarship will demonstrate a passion for and commitment to giving back to the community.

The law firm will award one scholarship to the student who most embodies these character traits, as evidenced by their community involvement to date.

Students who wish to apply must meet the eligibility criteria detailed below and submit their applications by the stated deadline using the form that appears on this page.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15, 2019.

About the Chalik & Chalik Community Involvement Scholarship

Jason and Debi Chalik, founders of Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, place a great deal of importance on community. The firm demonstrates its commitment to community throughout the year, donating generously to local and national charities, sponsoring high school academic clubs, awarding the annual Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Cancer Survivors Scholarship, as well as supporting the Jewish community in many ways.

“It’s important that my generation does its part,” Jason said in an interview with South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

To encourage and acknowledge a new generation for “doing its part,” Jason & Debi conceived a new scholarship, the Chalik & Chalik Community Involvement Scholarship, aimed at college-bound students who share the Chalik’s passion for giving back.

“Academic excellence is all well and good—it will help you as an individual to succeed in life,” Jason says. “But giving back to the community contributes to the common good—it makes the world a better place.”

The Chaliks emphasize that a student can demonstrate a “giving back” attitude not only by volunteering, but also through monetary donations, and through deliberate, tiny acts of kindness, like spending time with someone lonely, taking out the trash for an elderly neighbor, making a thank-you card for someone in the military.

“We truly believe that anyone can brighten the world with their unique gifts, their valued time, and any treasure,” Debi says. “We hope this scholarship will help a student who shares our love of community and who, by thriving academically, will be further enabled to continue their love of giving back.”

Eligibility for the Chalik & Chalik Community Involvement Scholarship

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for this scholarship:

·       3.0 GPA (unofficial transcript must accompany application)

·       Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university

·       Compose and submit an essay on the below topic

·       Agree to Terms and Conditions

·       Complete and submit the application form on this page

Essay Topic

Please compose a 1,000-word essay on the below topic, save it as a PDF, and attach it using the application form that appears on this page. The essay topic is as follows:

How are you giving back to your community?

Deadline for Submitting Your Application

You must submit your scholarship application by December 15, 2019.

Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for the Chalik & Chalik Community Engagement Scholarship.