General Academic & College Scholarships

The law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano offers numerous scholarships each year to students with a passion for learning and furthering their education. The scholarships that are currently offered include:

 


 

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano General Annual Scholarship

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano values education, therefore, the firm offers a general scholarship to current or soon-to-be college students, regardless of major. The $1000 scholarship is open to everyone currently accepted to or enrolled in higher education. We invite you to share this opportunity and submit your application and essay to our team.

 

Application Submission Deadlines

Submit application and essay by May 30, 2018

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicant must be planning to attend or currently enrolled in a higher education establishment, including but not limited to colleges, seminaries, institutes of technology, vocational schools, and other institutions that award academic degrees or professional certifications.
  • Applicants who have been awarded the Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano General Annual Scholarship will not be eligible to submit for the scholarship again.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please fill out this application form.
  • Please select a topic from the list below and write a 500-1,000 word essay:
    • Describe a situation in which you or someone you know was hurt at work, or a situation otherwise relating to workers’ compensation. Discuss the situation, how it was resolved, and anything learned by the experience.
    • The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted in 1915, but has had several amendments since then. What should the newest amendment to the Act be, and why?
    • Pick a controversial issue in your community at home or at school, and suggest a solution.
  • Please submit an acceptance letter or proof of enrollment such as an acceptance letter or class registration receipt for your application to be considered.
  • Please submit the scholarship application, essay and proof of enrollment to scholarship@pondlehocky.com with the subject line “PLSG General Scholarship Submission” or via mail to the address below:
    • Attn: General Annual Scholarship Submission – Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
      2005 Market Street, 18th Floor
      Philadelphia, PA 19103

 


 

Bi-Annual Scholarship for Friends, Family & Colleagues of Injured Workers

The Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Scholarship has been established to aid the friends, family members and colleagues of injured workers in the pursuit of higher education. The $500 biannual scholarship is open to everyone currently accepted to or enrolled in higher education, and is not limited to any one particular university. We invite you to share this opportunity and encourage your network of acquaintances to apply.

Application Submission Deadlines

Scholarship applications will be accepted biannually preceding the semester to which they apply:

  • Fall Semester applications will be accepted from May 15th – August 15th
  • Spring Semester applications will be accepted from September 15th – December 15th

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a higher education establishment, including but not limited to colleges, seminaries, institutes of technology, vocational schools, and other institutions that award academic degrees or professional certifications.
  • Applicant must have a personal connection to a work injury incident, which the applicant will describe in a submission essay.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants who have been awarded the Bi-Annual Scholarship award from Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano will not be eligible to submit for the scholarship again.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please fill out this application form.
  • Submit a 500 word essay on an experience you have had with a work injury, how the experience impacted you, and how this scholarship will be helpful to you. The work injury could be one you experienced, or one experienced by a friend, family member or colleague.
  • Please submit an acceptance letter or proof of enrollment such as a class registration receipt for your application to be considered.
  • Please provide two letters of recommendation from professional and/ or academic sources.
  • Please submit the scholarship application and additional documents requested (essay, acceptance letter or proof of enrollment, and recommendation letters) either via e-mail to scholarship@pondlehocky.com with the subject line “PLSG Bi-Annual Scholarship Submission” or via mail to the address below:
    • Attn: Bi-Annual Scholarship Submission – Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
      2005 Market Street, 18th Floor
      Philadelphia, PA 19103

 


 

Annual Law School Scholarship Fund in Trial Advocacy

Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky, both former students at Temple University Law School, have been giving back to law students each year with their annual scholarship. Since 2013, Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano has awarded a scholarship to a student with a focus on trial advocacy at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

 

The Beasley Law endowed scholarship is awarded during the Fall Semester and students are nominated by the faculty who oversee the trial advocacy programs. The 2016 scholarship was awarded to Corbin Gardner on November 17, 2016.

 


 

College Scholarship for Children of USA Union Members

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano offers four scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to the children of USA union members. This scholarship is offered every year in order to give back to union members and celebrate the academic achievements of their sons and daughters.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicant’s parent must be a current member that is in good standing with a union affiliated with Union Services Access (USA).
  • Applicant must be entering into their first year of college for the full 2017-18 school year.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship for study at an accredited U.S. four (4) year college or university.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated students that possess strong leadership qualities, value education and are involved in extracurricular activities.

Submission Guidelines

  • Copies of the student’s final report card from the previous academic year and the student’s most recent report card, both with a general average of 80 or above.
  • Two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers.
  • Copy of applicant’s acceptance letter from the four (4) year college or university they will be attending in fall 2017.
  • Select one topic from the list below and write a 500 word essay:
    • What are your major accomplishments, and why do you consider them accomplishments? Do not limit yourself to accomplishments you have been formally recognized for since the most interesting essays often are based on accomplishments that may have been trite at the time but become crucial when placed in the context of your life. This is especially true if the scholarship committee receives a list of your credentials anyway.
    • What is your strongest, most unwavering personality trait? Do you maintain strong beliefs or adhere to a philosophy? How would your friends characterize you? What would they write about if they were writing your scholarship essay for you?
    • What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities? Of these, which means the most to you?
    • What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities? What made you continue to contribute to them?
    • What are your dreams for the future? When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments do you need? How does this particular scholarship fit into your plans for the future?
  • All applications and required documents listed above must be submitted together, in one package, and postmarked by April 17, 2017 to be considered.
    • Attn: Children of USA Union Members Scholarship Submission – Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
      2005 Market Street, 18th Floor
      Philadelphia, PA 19103

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