College Scholarship Offered to Students Affected by Cancer

Dallas Law Firm Again Offers $50,000 in Scholarships to Students Affected by Cancer

DALLAS – The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is offering a total of $50,000 in annual scholarships for the second straight year to help further the education of Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer.

The Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas was created to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in Dallas County who have been affected by cancer in one of the following ways:

• An immediate family member (mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, brother or sister) is currently diagnosed with cancer and/or is in treatment for cancer;
• An immediate family member has passed away within the last two years from cancer; or
• The student has been diagnosed with cancer and/or is being treated for cancer.

The law firm awarded $10,000 scholarships for the 2015-16 school year to five students now attending Kansas State University, Collin County Community College, Samford University, Texas A&M Commerce and Austin College.

“We are honored to be able to help these deserving students,” says David C. Greenstone, a founding shareholder at the firm, which represents people who have suffered from various cancers, including those caused by toxic substances or pharmaceuticals.  “We are looking forward to helping more students, and their families, in the coming year.”

The selection criteria include scholastic achievement, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, and a written description of the hardship, financial or otherwise, due to cancer.  Two letters of recommendation are required.  This is a one-year scholarship with the opportunity to reapply.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016 and recipients will be notified by March 1, 2016.

To apply, go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on “Sign up” at the top right of the page to create a login and password.  Complete the General Application, then select the Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Scholarship from the list and answer the additional questions indicated.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett is a nationally recognized trial law firm with a reputation for creative and aggressive representation of clients in a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury matters nationwide.  For more information, visit http://sgpblaw.com.

Communities Foundation of Texas works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grant making initiatives.  The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds and has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants since its foundation in 1953.  CFT administers more than 50 scholarship funds and awarded more than $500,000 in 2015 alone.

For more information, please contact Abigail Hazlett with Communities Foundation of Texas at 214-750-4144 or ahazlett@cftexas.org or visit their website at http://www.cftexas.org/cft-scholarships.

 

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