Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Announces $2,500 College Scholarship Contest

The cost of obtaining a college education has grown rapidly over the past few decades, making it more and more difficult for many people to realize their educational goals. As an attorney, Ronald D. Weiss understands the value of higher education as well as the tremendous investment of time and money obtaining one can involve. In an effort to help a new generation meet their educational costs, Mr. Weiss is pleased to announce that he is offering incoming and existing college students an opportunity to win $2,500 college scholarship. Details on eligibility and the application process can be found below.


In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • If under 18, have the permission of your parent or guardian to apply.

The Application Process

In order to apply, applicants must submit an essay to scholarships@ny-bankruptcy.com by April 21, 2019 on the following topic:

“Current bankruptcy law requires that a debtor go through two (2) mandatory credit counseling courses (usually on-line or by phone) one before the filing of the bankruptcy case and the other at the end of the case before the debtor receives a discharge; are these course both necessary and should they be continued mandatory requirements for a bankruptcy case in their present form.”

Submissions should be in Microsoft .Doc or .Docx format and should be between 500 and 1000 words.

The following factors will be considering in determining the winner:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues raised
  • Originality
  • Quality of writing
  • The applicant’s demonstrated the potential for success in a field related to law

We have chosen a winner for 2019. Thanks for all of your submissions! All decisions are final and are subject to the discretion of Mr. Weiss.









Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winner, Dennis Howard!

Ronald D. Weiss 2017 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winner, Jody Skaggs!

Contact a the Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss Today

Long Island attorney Ronald D. Weiss practices in bankruptcy and consumer protection law throughout Long Island and the greater New York City area. Call our office at (631) 271-3737 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Weiss.

Previous Winners

2017 Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship winner, Zachary Einsig!


Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winner, Nick Plotkin!

Ms. Rebecca Chang - 2015 Weiss Scholarship Winner









Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship Winner, Rebecca Chang!