The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship 2016

At The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky, we understand how challenging it can be to meet the costs of an undergraduate or a graduate education. Students and their families can expect to spend tens of thousands of dollars on their education, which can be a huge financial burden. Between the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses, students are often faced with taking out large student loans in order to fund their education which can take years to pay back.

We believe that a good education is a valuable investment for the future and that financial limitations should not be a barrier to achieving that goal. To that end, we are pleased to provide financial assistance for students who are currently attending or are planning to attend college or graduate school.

We will be offering a $1500 scholarship, beginning in the year 2016, which we will award to a student to aid with their college or graduate school costs.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for the scholarship, students should submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words to The essay must address the following topic:

The United States experiences millions of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents every year, many resulting in serious injuries to the drivers and their passengers.

Write an essay describing what safety precautions and traffic laws should be emphasized and how you plan to educate the public on the importance of these precautions and laws. 

Please write your essay in a 12-point font, double spaced, and submit your essay either as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF file.

In addition to your essay, please write a brief paragraph describing the school program you are attending or are planning to attend. The scholarship is open to students pursuing all degrees or majors in any field.

The selection process 

Collage of cheerful students at university

Once all submissions have been received, we will select three finalists based on the content of the essays. We will post the finalists on our website and on our social media pages. It then becomes your job to promote your efforts by sharing your essay through your own social media pages. Because of the increasing presence of social media in every field, it is key that you learn to exercise this resource to your advantage, no matter what career you choose to pursue.



Application Checklist

  • Applications must be received by Aug 16, 2016.
  • The body of the email should include: your name, address, phone number.
  • Essays should be attached as Word or as a PDF documents.
  • Essays should be between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Applications should be emailed to 
  • Essays should include a brief paragraph at the end (not included in the word count) describing the school program you are attending or plan to attend in the near future.



We are excited to read your submissions and hear about your ideas to promote motor vehicle safety in the United States, and we look forward to assisting deserving students with their educational costs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (215) 735-4800 or on our websites contact page .

Scholarship Winner 2015

We are pleased to announce the first winner of our academic scholarship, Sarah Cansler, whose essay proposed a required training upon renewal of driver’s licenses about the dangers of distracted driving.

Sarah is a rising second-year law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law and plans to practice corporate law after graduation. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and her cat, Meg. She enjoys reading, hiking, and sewing in her free time.

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