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Scholarship Details

The Berkowitz & Myer $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest


  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited United States College or University during the 2018-2019 academic year.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by 9am EST on January 15, 2019.

How to Apply

  • To participate in the contest, applicants should write a 600-word essay answering the following question:
    • Currently, under the Federal Bankruptcy Code, federal student loans are almost never eligible for discharge. Explain the pro’s and con’s of whether Congress should change the Federal Bankruptcy Code to allow these loans to be discharged. Then, take a position and explain why you think federal student loans should or should not be allowed to be discharged in bankruptcy, like other unsecured debts (i.e. credit cards, medical bills, etc…)
  • People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Deadline: 01/15/2019

Amount: $1,000

Online Application Available

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