Announcing the

2016 ELM Scholarship Award for Leadership Appreciation

Each year, Elite Lawyer Management offers a $1,000 scholarship to an individual who has demonstrated resourceful, initiative-driven leadership that influences their community or academic environments.

We realize many of America’s future leaders are unable to realize their full potential due to a lack of resources. The ELM Scholarship Award for Leadership Appreciation was established to recognize emerging leaders of our Nation who are already making a difference by impacting the people around them and who are passionate about building a better future for themselves and the global community.

Recipients are those who achieve their personal goals while inspiring others along the way. Leadership is represented through a range of acts, from showing initiative in supporting a social cause or developing community programs to motivating others, serving as a role model and standing up for the rights of their peers.


  • $1,000 cash award provided by the Elite Lawyer Management Education Fund
  • Engraved Award Plaque

Deadline for Entry

  • May 15, 2016
    *Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis


  • Individuals of any age planning to enter a U.S. post-secondary institution or vocational program in 2016/2017
  • Demonstrated leadership in your community or academic environment. Examples of leadership include:
    • Developing a community service
    • Supporting a social cause
    • Standing up for other’s rights
    • Acting as a mentor
    • Demonstrating initiative
  • All required entry materials must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on May 15, 2016.
  • Employees and direct family members of Elite Lawyer Management are not eligible to apply
  • Must agree to the Terms and Conditions

How to Apply

  1. Video submission: Answer the following three questions in a 1 to 3 minute creative and engaging video:
    • How do you define leadership?
    • How have you demonstrated leadership in your school or community?
    • How do you plan to apply this award to advance your future leadership opportunities?
  2. Upload your video to your YouTube channel:
    • Title the video: Elite Lawyer Management Scholarship Award
    • Paste the following in the description:
      “My application for the 2016 Elite Lawyer Management Scholarship Award for Leadership Appreciation,”
  3. Share your submission on social media:
    • using both #scholarshipelm and @elitelawyermanagement
  4. Email the following information to:
    • Subject Line: ELM Scholarship Award
    • Name:
    • Mailing Address:
    • Email Address:
    • Phone Number:
    • YouTube URL:
    • College or University you plan to attend:
    • Area of Study:
    • Include the statement:
      “I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions”
      *individuals under 18 must include a statement of permission from parent or guardian

Selection Criteria

Elite Lawyer Management asks entrants to create a unique, creative and persuasive video that addresses each of the 3 elements listed above, engages the audience, and motivates viewers to join in your leadership efforts. The ELM Scholarship Committee will evaluate all entries based on the following selection criteria:

  • Message
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Originality
  • Persuasive ability
  • Creativity

Notification Process

Upon submission of your scholarship application, you will automatically receive a response by email indicating that your application is received. Winner will be notified via phone or email by July 15, 2016.


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Terms and Conditions

Entrants must include a statement in your entry email that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions to be eligible to apply.

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