The Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship

Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” At Cunningham & Mears, we know that to be true. We also know that for some students, pursuing an education can be a financial challenge. We want to help students achieve their goals by lightening their burden.

The Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship is an annual award of $2500, presented by the firm, to a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the institution upon the request of the student.

Scholarship amount: $2500

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship:

  • Proof of enrollment in the institution
  • A statement of financial need
  • 1 letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work
  • An essay of no more than 1000 words about why you chose to study History or Law

Applicants must fill out the fields below and upload the documentation there. If you have any questions, you may contact us All application information will be kept confidential until a winner is chosen.

Please note: the award winner’s name and photo will be published on the site, and his or her essay may be used in an article about the scholarship.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship award. All applications must be completed and submitted in full by June 1, 2021 in order to be eligible for consideration. The award winner will be announced prior to August 1, 2021.

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