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 involved in obtaining a higher education. In an effort to help a new generation of college students meet their educational costs, Mr. Weiss is pleased to announce that he is offering incoming and existing college students an opportunity to win a $2,500 college scholarship. The scholarship is based on an essay contest where the contestants take a position on a relevant topic dealing with bankruptcy, foreclosure and/or debtor-creditor law. Every year the essay topic will change. 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:
Submissions should be in Microsoft Word and should be under 1,500. words and emailed to [email protected]
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2021.
This Year’s Topic: “During the last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and interruptions to our economy, many states and the federal government imposed foreclosure and eviction moratoriums that protected non-paying mortgage borrowers and tenants. While this protection in many cases was needed to protect persons in financial hardship stay in their homes during a pandemic, it at the same time caused hardship for mortgage landers and landlords who could not enforce payment obligations; please discuss whether and under what circumstances such foreclosure and eviction moratoriums can and should be imposed by government and whether and under what circumstances such moratoriums should continue. Please cite specific laws and references in developing your arguments.” The essay should not exceed 1,500 words and should use facts and references to support an argument for a position.
Thank you for participating this year. We are honored and humbled by the many promising students who have participated in the Essay Contest since we started it in 2014 and the many excellent essays that these talented students have submitted. If you do not win this year’s contest, please do not be discouraged and please try again next year. But if you are the Winner, a BIG kudos to you and a sincere Thank You for your winning submission.
The following factors will be considering in determining the winner:
All decisions are final and are subject to the discretion of Ronald D. Weiss, P.C.
Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship first winner, Emily Palmer!
Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship second winner, Richard Hollenbach!
Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship third winner, Makayla Shoults!
Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winner, Dennis Howard!
Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winner, Jody Skaggs!
Long Island attorney Ronald D. Weiss practices bankruptcy and consumer protection law throughout Long Island and the greater New York City area. His law firm Ronald D. Weiss, P.C. was formed in 1993 and concentrates in bankruptcy law, foreclosure defense, debt negotiation, mortgage modification, tenant defense and all forms of debt relief. Mr. Weiss graduated New York University School of Law in 1988 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989. He has always valued education and still has faith that in the hands of good, caring people, the legal system can make life better for hard working, ordinary people.
Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship winner, Zachary Einsig!
Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winner, Nick Plotkin!
Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship Winner, Rebecca Chang!