Law firm honors students with scholarships
for service and leadership in their communities
Farah & Farah, a leading law firm in Florida and Georgia, today recognized five outstanding Florida students by awarding them educational scholarships through the firm’s second annual Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program. The competitive scholarship provides funding for college tuition, fees, and classes for remarkable Florida high school students who involve themselves in community service programs.
“With today’s teenagers facing so many unique challenges, including the continued rise of gun violence across Florida, it’s more important than ever to invest in their future,” said Chuck Farah, Senior Partner of Farah & Farah. “Giving students the opportunity to get a quality education opens the door to a brighter future.”
The five recipients statewide, are:
- Andre Bodison of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville. Andre maintains a 4.4 GPA, while working three jobs, and is a member of the National Honors Society, Big Brother Big Sister Program, and the Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development Program.
- Mykal Bolden of Jean Ribault Senior High School in Jacksonville. Mykal maintains a 4.1 GPA and is a member of organizations including Young Decision Makers, 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, and the TRIO Program.
- Chauncey Hart of Douglas Anderson School in Jacksonville. Chauncey maintains a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Douglas Anderson Wind Symphony and Mayor’s Youth At Work Program.
- Zaniyah Williams of Vanguard High School in Ocala. Zaniyah maintains a 4.46 GPA and is a dedicated member of the National Honor Society, Vanguard High School Track and Field Varsity Team, and Vanguard High School Student Government Association.
- Neila Mathurin of Cypress Creek High School. Neila maintains a 4.63 GPA and is a dedicated member of CORE Club, Best Buddies, Indian Students Association, Asian Students Association, BETA, and People of Color Alliance.
Through a dollar-for-dollar match with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, the Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program will prepay tuition, registration fees, and local fees for 60 lower-division semester credit hours at any of Florida’s public colleges or universities per student.
“The high cost of postsecondary education is one of the biggest barriers to earning a degree,” said Eddie Farah, Founding Partner of Farah & Farah. “We believe in what these bright young students are doing and respect how they have overcome challenges and stepped up as leaders in their schools and communities.”
A diverse panel of six judges who are committed to making a difference in their communities worked with Farah & Farah to review applicants and select the awardees. The selections were based on financial factors, student academic interest, and a scholarship essay prompting how an educational pursuit may help one overcome challenges and positively impact change in a community.
Farah & Farah’s Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program is part of the firm’s dedicated effort to strengthen opportunities for higher education for students who face considerable risk factors. The program emphasizes the vital role that community service plays in helping students develop civic and social responsibility.
For more information about the Empowering Greatness Scholarship, visit farahandfarah.com/scholarship.
About Farah & Farah
For more than 40 years, Farah & Farah, a personal injury law firm, has fought insurance companies and corporations to protect the rights of injured people and their families. Farah & Farah has 24 office locations throughout Florida and Georgia and has made recoveries in excess of $1 billion. Under the leadership of managing partners, brothers Eddie and Chuck Farah, the dedicated team of attorneys and staff prioritize listening to the needs of clients and treating all clients with dignity and respect. Follow us @farahandfarah (Twitter), @farah_and_farah (Instagram), @FarahAndFarah (FB), Farah & Farah (YouTube), and farahandfarah.com.