Local law firm offering $500 grants to local students every month for the next 10 months

Posted at 5:47 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 08:47:46-05

For the next ten months, Chain Cohn Stiles is calling for students to submit questions right on the money!

Matt Clark is a partner at Chain Cohn Stiles. He has a 16-year-old son at Liberty High School and a sister who is a teacher. He witnessed the pandemic’s impact through his family. Clark and Chain Cohn Stiles wanted to help alleviate some of the extra expenses local students may be facing during the pandemic.

“What I’ve seen as a parent of a student at one of our local public high schools, is that teachers and the administration must be working more now than they’ve ever worked before,” Clark said.

That’s where “Chats with Chain Cohn Stiles,” a ten-month series hosted by the firm and Scope Studios, will come in.

“We’re just doing what we can to give people our support,” Clark said.

How it works is simple: Students fill out an application online asking the firm a question related to law practice or life as a lawyer. Every month, one student gets selected to come on their show to ask the question. Firm partners will select questions based on need and answers to the rest of the application. In return, they’ll get 500 dollars toward their education expenses.

“Students of all ages have needs right now: It can be as simple as help with their homework, or another piece of technology to assist them with distanced learning as the year wears on,” Clark said.

The grant program is aimed toward high school students, but any student can apply. The firm also encourages submissions in Spanish.

“People are going to come up with questions I’m sure I’ve never thought of, and I’m sure we’ll all learn something from the experience,” Clark said.

Students can submit their applications here.