2023 Smart Saving Scholarship

At the Gillman Bruton Capone Law Group, we understand the importance of financial stability. Through the Smart Saving Scholarship, we will reward one individual who has developed smart saving habits with $1,000 towards their education.

Personal finance curriculum in public schools needs improvement. Most students go through high school without learning how to budget and save for the real world. Many young adults struggle with this, making their adjustment difficult to adulthood. Talking about finance, budgeting, and saving earlier is beneficial, leading to more people understanding the system and how to protect themselves.

Still, the most challenging part after learning how is putting lessons into practice. We admire anyone’s ability to set aside everyday temptations and focus on planning their future, especially financially. This is why we started the Smart Saving Scholarship. Through this scholarship, we would like to raise awareness of the importance of saving and budgeting and the practice of passing those lessons down to children. The Smart Saving Scholarship is intended to award a student who has learned the importance of saving and has come up with practical ways of saving in their daily life. Students are invited to share how they learned financial responsibility and any tips they would pass on to younger generations.

Eligibility

  • The scholarship was open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is an active high school, college, vocational, and/or graduate student for the 2023 Fall semester.
  • Gillman Bruton Capone Law Group employees, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) were not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share where or how you learned the importance of saving and budgeting and how you implemented these practices into your daily life. Why do you think these practices are essential, and how could they be more accessible?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resum√© that lists their professional and academic experience.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school and the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the Smart Saving Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions

Applications for the Smart Saving Scholarship are no longer being accepted, as the May 31st, 2023 deadline has passed. Please keep an eye out for an announcement regarding the winner of the Smart Saving Scholarship. Thank you for your interest!

 

Please join us in congratulating Lorenz Anderson on being the inaugural recipient of the Smart Saving Scholarship! To learn more about Lorenz, please visit our scholarship winners page.