The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is currently accepting applications for the 2017 awarding of the Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship. Applicants may — apply through the website or may send a completed application to the firm by no later than July 1, 2077.
“We are thrilled to be able to keep awarding this annual scholarship,” said firm founder Rocky McElhaney. “The cost of college can be a real hindrance to people, and the ability to help them overcome that hurdle, and to start on the path to achieving their dreams is something we’re all really proud that we can do.”
The scholarship is not limited to local students: the firm encourages students from 4-year private colleges and universities throughout the country to apply, regardless of where they want to study. Since 2015, the firm has awarded $2500 to a student who is highly-motivated and driven to pursue their dreams through a college degree. Awards are handed out on the first Monday in September following the season opener football game of the University of Tennessee, as per the wishes of Max McElhaney. All funds are paid directly to the school and are non-transferable.
The Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship was founded in honor of Rocky McElhaney’s late Uncle Max. Max was born and raised in Grainger County, TN, and earned a degree in Education from UT-Knoxville. A teacher, a traveler, a hotel manager, and an adventurer to the end, Uncle Max inspired Rocky and the entire family to follow their passions and their hearts, and to live and love to the fullest. It is this spirit that led Rocky to create the scholarship in his uncle’s honor.
Scholarship winners and requirements
Nicole Goldbaugh, an Early Elementary Education major from Wheeling, West Virginia, was the very first recipient of the scholarship in 2015. The firm encourages interested candidates to read more about her story here.
In order to be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be majoring in English or History, and must be enrolled for the upcoming semester at a four-year undergraduate program, at an accredited public or private college or university. Applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2017, and must include:
• A story about the “gold standard of love” in your family. An explanation can be found on the Max McElhaney Scholarship page.
• A written statement of up to 100 words explaining why you should be chosen above all other applicants.
• Proof of enrollment for the upcoming semester.
• Proof of student status and/or declaration of a major in History or Education.
• A statement of financial need (100 words or fewer, written)
• One recommendation from a faculty member or university/college advisor.
• One picture of you doing something you love – or being with those you love.
The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm maintains multiple offices in Nashville, Gallatin and Knoxville. The firm fights on behalf of the injured throughout Tennessee. The attorneys handle all manner of complex injury claims, including:
• Catastrophic injuries
• Auto accidents
• Truck accidents
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Defective products litigation
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Address: 1516 16th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212
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