The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is offering a scholarship opportunity to undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year public or private college or university. The — Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship awards $2,500 to a deserving student majoring in either Education or History.
"My uncle Max is an incredible man,” said firm founder Rocky McElhaney. “He has always supported me in all of my endeavors, and he valued education –mine and his. Max believes in hard work, in sacrifice and above all he believes in love; his relationship has always been the ‘gold standard’ in our family when it comes to love. This scholarship has been established to help a young student who values those same things.”
Max McElhaney was born and raised in Grainger County, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and obtained a degree in Education. After years of teaching in Rutledge, Mr. McElhaney returned to school and sought a degree in hospitality. He spent the remainder of his working years as a luxury hotel executive, traveling the country. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer early this year.
About the Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship
The inaugural recipient of the scholarship will be selected in May of 2015 for the upcoming school year, and annually in May thereafter. In accordance with the wishes of Max McElhaney, the award will be paid on the first Monday in September following the season opener football game of the University of Tennessee. To be eligible, recipients must be enrolled full-time during the fall semester in which the award is paid. The scholarship can be paid directly to the university or college if the recipient selects that option. The award is non-transferable.
To apply, students must submit:
• A story of the gold standard of love in the student’s family
• A statement of financial need
• A written statement of no more than 100 words indicating a unique reason for why he/she should be considered for the scholarship
• One recommendation from a faculty member or university/college adviser
• A completed form verifying full-time student status.
The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is based on Nashville, Tennessee and serves clients in the towns and counties in and around Eastern Tennessee. The firm focuses on:
• Personal injury
• Social Security disability
• Workers’ compensation
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