Meet Your Benefactor
Brad Micklin, lead attorney and managing partner at The Micklin Law Group, LLC, is a family law attorney who focuses on fathers and men’s rights. Brad received his B.A. from Temple University in Pennsylvania before attending Widener University of Law in Delaware. Brad’s education has afforded him a successful and fulfilling career that otherwise may not have been possible, so he understands the difference an education can make.
Brad offers a twice-yearly needs-based scholarship opportunity to motivated students who may need a little financial assistance to obtain their degree. One scholarship will be awarded for spring and fall semester each year. Brad hopes that, through this scholarship, he can help members of the next generation make their mark on society.
The award is granted two times per year and is needs-based. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States.
The scholarship provides two $1,000 awards; one per semester to different students. The award recipient will be notified of their selection by February 28th, 2024.
The current scholarship deadline is December 31st, 2023 for Spring semester 2024.
To apply, please complete our online application. All application materials must be received by the deadlines in order to be considered for the scholarship. Awards will be announced by March 31st, 2024 (for Spring Semester 2024).
The above information is collected solely for the purposes of selecting and notifying a scholarship winner. Winning applicants will be notified via email. Other applicants will not receive newsletters or further communication from The Micklin Law Group.
Any taxes on scholarships are the responsibility of the award recipient. By accepting the scholarship, the winner agrees to allow The Micklin Law Group, LLC to use their name and essay to announce the award. The Micklin Law Group Scholarship is non-renewable and former recipients are not eligible to receive an additional award. The scholarship is provided by The Micklin Law Group, LLC. Click here to learn more about The Micklin Law Group’s areas of practice.
Spring 2023 Scholarship Winner: Michael Higham
“My goal is to become a legal advocate for those people who are disregarded in our current culture due to the lack of generational wealth, lack of education and/or decent wage employment. I intend to achieve this goal by staying on that same path of justice for all and gaining a law degree. Motivating others to comprehend the importance of this and how all of society will benefit from equity and equality is my main objective.”
Fall 2022 Scholarship Winner: Jordan Tye
“It was not until I was a freshman in high school sitting in the El Paso County Courthouse as a Teen Court volunteer when I discovered my passion for the law. Having first read the police report of the case of one defendant, my mind resorted to forming stereotypes. Before meeting the defendant, I envisioned a disobedient and defiant teenager. Instead, a small, innocent young boy walked through the door. I quickly realized the impact of our stereotypes and biases. I could only imagine the stereotypes that my mother endured. In the years that followed, I worked with many defendants to implement restorative justice principles and to expunge charges from their records.”
Spring 2022 Scholarship Winner: Sato Maeda
“Since I was little, I have constantly moved around the world because of my parents’ jobs. Consequently, I have lived in a variety of places including Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia, Switzerland, and the US. My entire life is the airplanes, the suitcases, the passports, the new schools, friends, cultures, etc. The experiences I had at each of these places have shaped me into the person I am today by teaching me to become open-minded, caring, and motivated, but above all, perseverant and determined to achieve whatever goal I set out to achieve.”
Fall 2021 Scholarship Winner: Shaun Moran
“When people who believe that a better world is possible collaborate and work together to bring about their shared vision of world bent toward humanity, compassion, and justice, mountains can move. With my academic credentials and professional work, I will humbly add my voice to the growing clamor of those who went unheard for far too long.”
Spring 2021 Scholarship Winner: Noah Bongiovanni
“My name is Noah Bongiovanni, I’m a 21-year old from Erie, Pennsylvania, and this year, I had my life turned upside down. When the pandemic hit, faced with no income due to the loss of both my jobs, I was forced to start working as a driver for a food delivery service.”
Fall 2020 Scholarship Winner: Alianna LeClair
“Where I’m from, not many people can say they’ve “made it”. I’m surrounded by people as young as me dying from bullets in their chests. I’m surrounded by blatant homophobia, even within my own family. I’m surrounded by my own loved ones struggling to rid themselves of past habits and battle addiction. Most importantly, I’m surrounded by those stuck in a cycle I refuse to be in.”
Spring 2020 Scholarship Winner: Kelly Nair Rojas
“Individuals who have gone through tough challenges in life can be those who thrive consistently. They build solid castles with obstacles found throughout their journeys and avoid blaming others. Nobody comes to this life with instructions on how to live to optimum capacity. We must figure it out ourselves, wherever we are.”
Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner: Timothy Sheehan
“I am writing this essay today to explain my college journey and how I turned my life around and became a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society while maintaining a 3.71 GPA at DCCC, and how obtaining a scholarship will help me continue my education and reach my academic goals. Education is the most important aspect to become successful and reach your career goals and obtaining a scholarship would help me tremendously in reaching those goals.”