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RJT Criminal Defense has established a scholarship of $1,000 which will be applied to the successful applicant’s tuition at law school.

The path to a career in the law is a long and arduous one. But the benefits are significant. At the same time, having a law degree puts one in a position to make a positive impact on society, whether at the local level or beyond. And we believe that the benefits that accompany a law school education come with the responsibility to make a positive impact in the world.

Becoming an attorney is a lengthy and expensive process. Even full-time law students generally spend three full years after college before they graduate law school and prepare to take the bar exam. At RJT Criminal Defense, we want to encourage those seeking a law degree to fulfill their educational goals. By offering this tuition scholarship, we hope to ease the road, to at least some degree, toward completion of a student’s legal education.

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The scholarship will consist of a direct tuition payment of $1,000 to the law school attended – or to be attended – by the successful applicant. You need not be attending law school when you submit your application for the scholarship, but the scholarship must be used within a year from the date of the award. This must be for attendance at a law school located in the United States which is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Eligible Applicants

U.S. citizens who are currently attending law school (ABA-accredited) or who will be attending law school in the near future are eligible to submit an application for the scholarship.


The application, along with any additional information, must be submitted to us no later than February 22, 2018.

How to Apply

To be considered, an applicant must:

  • Complete our online application
  • Upload a brief statement (175 words or less) describing how you intend to utilize your law degree.
  • (Optional). Upload a statement (1,000 words or less) of how you think your law degree will enable you to make a positive impact on society.

We reserve the right to request additional information concerning your citizenship and concerning the law school you are (or will be) attending.

Selection and Announcement of the Winner

The winning applicant will be notified of the decision on or before March 22, 2018. The decision will be made by Ryan J. Tegnelia, the founder of RJT Criminal Defense, in his sole discretion.

Privacy Policy

All applications and accompanying materials submitted to us become the property of RJT Criminal Defense. We do not sell the information to third parties. And except to the extent that we deem it appropriate to publicize or report on the scholarship or on our scholarship program, we do not share the information with third parties.