The Arkady Bukh Annual Scholarship Essay Competition
Helping students cope with the increasing costs of higher education – $1000 annual reward
The Arkady Bukh Scholarship was awarded to Jake Shivers by recommendation by a panel composed of Bukh Law Firm partners. Please see below for the new deadline of the upcoming scholarship award.
Here at Bukh Law Firm, we realize that education is the foundation of a fruitful and productive life — not just a career.
Arkady Bukh, a renowned American attorney who immigrated from Russia and is now a managing partner of
Eligibility for participation requires that applicants be planning on attending an American college or university in the upcoming semester. To apply, applicants must submit a 500-word essay on this subject.
America was built on a foundation of social justice. It is a tradition that shows no indication of decline.
Frequently, activists are scooped up by law enforcement, tried and held for years — sometimes decades — and their name slowly slips from public memory. Think of:
- Leonard Peltier
- Sister Megan Rice
Often, activists who have helped alter the social justice landscape were incarcerated before they went on to impact the nation.
These individuals include:
- Emma Goldman
- Henry David Thoreau
The person you choose must have a history of activism prior to incarceration. Your essay may include the activist’ chosen cause, to give their story context, but the substance should be about the activist: their background, their cause, why they got incarcerated, etc.
Essays should be presented, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/15/2016. Be sure to include this information:
- Name, address, date of birth and phone number
- If under 18, include
parent’s email address
- Name of the college or university to be attended, and
- The course of study that you will be following
Our staff will evaluate submissions, and the winner will be announced by 8/1/2016. The winning essay will be based on:
- Substance and originality
- Demonstrated potential for success in their field of study
- Writing quality
Bukh Law Firm is a New York based law firm that has fought for justice for individuals for over twenty years. We are recognized for our work in helping people at the local, state, regional and national levels.
Our firm was founded on the basis that everyone should have a voice speaking on their behalf. We provide the voice for those who cannot speak out for themselves.