Richmond Vona, LLC, wants the next generation of attorneys and legal professionals to stay on top of developments within and around the field. With that in mind, the firm has pioneered its “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship encourages students to think critically about how online communities have impacted the field of law.
The firm specifically wants students to discuss the ways social media and other online forums have influenced the process of gathering evidence, communicating with witnesses, and sharing information about a case. Students can refer to a specific case study or the general use of social media when discussing this topic.
Richmond Vona, LLC’s scholarship selection committee requests that students’ scholarship materials make it to Richmond Vona, LLC, by July 31, 2024. Students can submit their materials through Richmond Vona, LLC’s website.
The firm looks forward to learning more about how the next generation views the increased digitization of the legal field and awarding thoughtful students.
Students who want to apply for “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship should verify that they qualify for the scholarship before completing their application materials. The scholarship’s eligibility criteria include the following:
- You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- You are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States
- You agree to the scholarship terms and conditions
- You must submit a video of between 30 and 60 seconds touching on all of the scholarship topic’s essential elements
Once students affirm that they qualify for “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship, they should:
- Fill out the application form on this page
- Upload a copy of their unofficial transcript
- Add the URL link to their videos
- Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/university/graduate school (Student ID, letter of acceptance, etc.)
Scholarship Video Topic
Richmond Vona, LLC, requests that its “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship applicants complete videos between 30 and 60 seconds discussing the impacts social media and other digital platforms have had on the legal field.
The firm encourages students to discuss the following topics:
- How has social media impacted a civil lawyer’s ability to collect case-relevant evidence?
- How have online communities increased civil awareness?
- Has social media changed the way public opinion influences civil cases?
- Has legal information sharing changed in the digital age?
- What ethical considerations must a legal professional take in this increasingly digital age?
- What are the downsides of increased legal digitization?
Students can address these topics generally or through the lens of a specific civil case.
Students have until July 31, 2024, to submit their application materials to Richmond Vona, LLC’s scholarship selection committee. The committee will not consider scholarship applications submitted after this deadline or scholarships without all of their essential materials.
After the firm closes the scholarship application period, its scholarship selection committee will begin to listen to students’ scholarship videos. The firm reserves up to three months to consider its scholarship applications, depending on the number of applications it receives.
Richmond Vona, LLC, cannot, at this time, answer any calls, emails, or other forms of communication about its “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship. Neither students nor their families should contact the firm with questions about the scholarship. Instead, all parties should refer to the scholarship’s terms and conditions page for more information.
Terms and Conditions
All applicants to this scholarship must meet the eligibility requirements as laid out on the scholarship application page, including:
- Applicant must be enrolled at a college, university, or graduate school
- Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
- Applicant must have residency in the United States
- Applicant must be in good academic standing
- Applicant must submit some personal information, including name, contact information, and proof of enrollment.
- Applicant must author an original video on the scholarship topic provided.
Anyone who meets the following conditions is NOT eligible to apply:
- Employees or children of employees of Richmond Vona, LLC
- Past recipients of the “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship
- Applicants who are unable/unwilling to be interviewed by a representative of Richmond Vona, LLC, if they were to be awarded a scholarship.
- Applicants who submit the same video for multiple scholarships
Selection & Award Notification Process
Age, race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, or other protected classes will have no influence on the committee’s decision.
All applicants must submit their application materials to Richmond Vona, LLC, by the scholarship’s deadline if they want the scholarship selection committee to consider their applications. The firm will not consider incomplete or late submissions.
Richmond Vona, LLC’s scholarship selection committee will only communicate with the winner of “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship. The firm will then announce its scholarship winner by blog and press release through Richmond Vona, LLC’s online platform.
Students can expect the firm to send the scholarship winnings directly to their institution of choice. Richmond Vona, LLC, and its staff will communicate with the student and their institution of choice to ensure the scholarship funds reach the appropriate party.
Your personal information will not be given, sold, or distributed to third parties.
We reserve the right to use the winners’ names and photos in any announcement or communication related to the scholarships, on Richmond Vona, LLC’s website, in marketing materials, or social media posts.
By submitting your application, you agree to our public use of your name and image.
Richmond Vona, LLC, looks forward to debuting its “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship ahead of the 2024/2025 academic year. The firm will share winners’ blog posts and press releases in the years to come.