Our Academic Scholarship

Encouraging Future Lawyers to Share with Those Who Need It Most

At Arnold & Itkin, we are committed to providing legal representation to those suffering catastrophic injuries and who lost loved ones to wrongful death. We've earned a national reputation for doing just that, winning billions, including record-breaking cases. We help victims of truck accidents, offshore accidents, work injuries, and more.

Outside of the courtroom, we're equally dedicated to giving back to our community through various initiatives. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin founded the Arnold & Itkin Foundation to help pursue a broader definition of justice and seek to inspire hope in the midst of tragedy.

To empower and encourage future attorneys in their pursuit of similar goals, we award the Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship. Our firm will award $45,000 total to 6 current law students (1L or 2L) who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service.

Students of the following schools will be eligible for $10,000 or $5,000, depending on the school:

  • University of Texas ($10,000)
  • Baylor University ($10,000)
  • South Texas College of Law ($10,000)
  • Southern University Law Center ($5,000)
  • Louisiana State University ($5,000)
  • Brigham Young University ($5,000)

How to Apply

To apply, each applicant must submit a resume, a transcript, and an essay explaining their goals and intent to use their legal education to improve the lives of certain individuals, the community, or society. The essay should be limited to no more than three pages in length.

  • Students at Baylor, South Texas College of Law, Southern University Law Center, and BYU can submit their applications by email to aifoundation@arnolditkin.com.
  • Students at the University of Texas can apply through the UT Financial Aid Office.
  • Students at LSU can apply through the LSU Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must be a current 1st or 2nd year law student at any of the schools listed above
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Deadline for submission is July 1, 2022.

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