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Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C. Criminal Justice Scholarship

The criminal justice system can be an intimidating and overwhelming place, especially for those who do not have the legal knowledge to cope with it.

That is why we are proud to introduce our new scholarship program specifically designed for law students who are interested in helping individuals within the criminal justice system. We are committed to helping those who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the field of criminal law. The Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C. Criminal Justice Scholarship provides recipients with an award of $1,000 to use toward their tuition fees and educational expenses.

Follow the instructions listed below to apply for this scholarship. All materials must be submitted by November 18, 2024.

Eligible Students

To be considered for our scholarship award, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited law program within the United States
  • Demonstrated interest in the criminal justice system
  • United States residents or permanent citizens
  • 18 years of age or older

Additionally, the student’s grade point average will also be considered when reviewing applications.

Application Instructions

Eligible applicants will need to provide certain materials and information in order to be considered for this award. In the digital application located on this webpage, students will be asked to submit a resume, headshot, proof of enrollment, and an academic transcript.

Students are also asked to submit an essay of approximately 500 words on how they hope to improve the criminal justice system in any one of the following three areas:

  • Increase rehabilitative services for those under criminal justice supervision
  • Increase access to legal representation for those who cannot afford it
  • Improve public education about the criminal justice system

All applications will be reviewed by our scholarship team. We will consider the applicant’s fit to our requirements, the quality and authenticity of their writing, and the essay’s content.

We intend to select and notify our winner no later than December 18, 2024.

Contact Us With Questions

Students and universities can reach our scholarship team by email at

We highly recommend that all interested applicants should apply well in advance in order to give our team ample time to review submissions. Please keep in mind that our scholarship team is only available to answer questions during working hours.

Winners of the Doug Murphy, P.C. Criminal Justice Scholarship

Eva Marie Holly Scholarship Winner

Fall 2024: Eva Marie Holly

The Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C. is honored to announce the first-ever winner of our Criminal Justice Scholarship, Eva Marie Holly! Eva is a third-year law student studying at Florida International University. We are inspired by Eva’s passion for advocating for the wrongfully accused and wish her the best of luck as she pursues a career in law.

Scholarship Application

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