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2020 Striving For Justice Scholarship Award Announcement

Van Cleave Law is Happy to Announce the 2020 Striving For Justice Scholarship Award

Our window for accepting applications for the Van Cleave Law 2020 “Striving For Justice Scholarship” has closed. We were impressed with the number of high quality applicants this year, and are thrilled with the number of students striving for justice in their communities.

We asked each applicant to write an essay on how he or she stands up for others and fights for justice in their local community. Van Cleave Law is proud to support students in furthering their education as well as support their pursuits for justice.

Congratulations to Hannah Blair!

Hannah Blair was this year’s scholarship award winner. Not only does Ms. Blair have an impressive resume of academic achievements and community service, she impressed us with her efforts to advocate for women who are victims of sexual violence and misconduct.

After overcoming personal adversity as a victim of human trafficking, Ms. Blair devoted her heart, mind and energy to directly helping many young women and zealously advocating for anti-trafficking causes – all while pursuing her education. Ms. Blair is pursuing a Sociology degree at Covenant College and plans to pursue her Master’s degree and Doctorate following graduation in the Spring of 2021.

Van Cleave Law hopes this scholarship will help Ms. Blair achieve her academic goals, and we are thrilled to be a small part of her mission to bring justice to victims of human trafficking.

Congratulations Hannah!

The Striving for Justice Scholarship

Van Cleave Law strives to obtain justice for our clients, no matter their situation. When dealing with personal injury cases, we always strive for the best possible results for each specific situation, but what truly drives Christopher Van Cleave is obtaining justice for those affected by injuries or the death of a loved one. 

This year, the Van Cleave Law firm is proud to announce The Striving for Justice Scholarship. This opportunity is for students to explain how they stand up for others and fight for justice in their local community. In the applicant’s essay, they should explain the types of issues they are fighting for and how others can get involved.

The winner of the scholarship will be chosen based on the criteria outlined below and will be awarded $1,000 to help them with the cost of their education.

Scholarship Eligibility

The eligibility requirements for The Striving for Justice Scholarship are as follows:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled or about to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States
  • Applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher

The applicant must then write a 1,000-word essay explaining how they stand up for others and fight for justice in their local community.


A complete application for this scholarship will include:

  • A Resume that includes up to date contact information
  • A current academic transcript (we should clearly be able to see cumulative GPA)
  • A 1,000-word essay


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must submit their complete application (resume, transcript, and essay) on or before November 30th, 2020. The winner will be announced shortly after the deadline passes. All applications must be submitted by email to with the subject line “[Applicant’s name] – The Striving for Justice Scholarship.”