At Sam & Ash, our mission has always been to improve the quality of representation available to injury victims.
The personal injury field has a long-standing negative reputation, and largely for good reason. By its nature, injury victims are rarely repeat clients. Too many lawyers see this as an excuse to skimp on service. In general, personal injury law firms don’t put enough investment into each case and each client relationship.
Creating Real Change in Personal Injury
At Sam & Ash, we seek to lead by example and raise the bar for other attorneys by giving our clients the care, respect, and advocacy they deserve. But we can’t do it alone. We need the help of other attorneys who embrace the Sam & Ash values.
We’re unlikely to convince existing law firms to change their business models and give better representation to accident victims. What we can do, however, is help bring better attorneys into the legal community. It is our hope that recipients of the Sam & Ash Chapman University Scholarship will enter the personal injury field and become our allies in changing lives and doing What’s Right for injured people.
As Fowler alumni, Sam Mirejovsky and Ash Watkins know first-hand the quality education and values instilled by the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. We’re thrilled to be able to help worthy law students the same excellent education that has benefited Sam & Ash and the communities we serve.
Who Is Eligible for the Sam & Ash Chapman University Scholarship?
Sam & Ash scholarships are awarded to up to five students entering each Fall in the amount of up to $5,000. This two-year scholarship is renewable after 1L year as long as the student remains in good standing.
To be eligible for the Sam & Ash scholarship, applicants must complete a Sam & Ash scholarship application and have worked full-time for at least one year (preferably in a legal setting) or be seeking a legal education to pursue a second career. Students applying for this scholarship should demonstrate they have acquired work skills and obtained competencies through real-world experiences. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Applications are made available to admitted students typically in March.