2022 Make a Difference Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship winner, Maia Lipsky!

We are committed to making actual change in the world. That is why we are thrilled to once again host our Make a Difference Scholarship. This scholarship will award $1,000 to a deserving student who puts forth a thoughtful, creative, and meaningful response to how they intend to make a necessary and practical change in the world.

Scholarship Eligibility

This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED. The scholarship candidate must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.


To apply for this scholarship, please submit:

  • An updated resumé,
  • A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: How will you make your dreams a reality and how does this make a meaningful impact on the world? How will you take practical steps to achieve these dreams?
  • A current unofficial transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: First-year college students must submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.)


The deadline to apply for this scholarship is September 30, 2022.

In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their full application by email to scholarships@criminallawyerwashingtondc.com with the subject line: “Matthew Wilson Attorney at Law – 2022 Make a Difference Scholarship” by September 30, 2022 deadline to be considered. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please email any questions to scholarships@criminallawyerwashingtondc.com.

Thank you for your interest in our Make a Difference Scholarship!