Scholarships

At McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, we believe in giving back where and when we can. As part of our commitment to our community, we have set up several scholarship opportunities. We invite you to learn more about each of them.

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McNicholas & McNicholas UFLAC Education Scholarship

McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, is funding 4 scholarships throughout 2024 – $12,500 each – for children of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) members. McNicholas & McNicholas believes that education is the key to personal prosperity and the prosperity of society. Partner Matthew McNicholas was fortunate enough to start his career without student debt, allowing him to start from day one as a contingency fee lawyer representing injured and wronged plaintiffs. This path led to his first LAPD employment case in the late 1990s, evolving into representing hundreds of firefighters, police officers and first responders across California.

The McNicholas family understands how expensive higher education can be for working families. That’s why McNicholas & McNicholas is proud to continue our support of the first responder community by investing in the future of promising individuals and their educational journey.

The UFLAC / McNicholas & McNicholas Education Scholarship will award $12,500 to one eligible student each quarter in 2024. Learn more about eligibility and submission requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements and Application:

  • Students must have a parent or grandparent who is a current member of UFLAC in good standing – or who was a UFLAC member and who has retired from the fire service within the last year.
  • Students must be full-time attending high school or college, and between the ages of 15 – 25, at the time of submission.
  • The Applicant must submit a video that is no longer than four (4) minutes that tells us who you are and what your educational endeavors are.
  • Applicants must also submit their academic transcripts, beginning with high school transcript. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Students can only win one scholarship over the course of their life. (i.e., If you win the Q1 award, you will not be eligible to win Q2, Q3 or Q4, or an award in any other year).
  • Students need to submit only once to be considered for all four 2024 scholarships. This means that if you apply in Q1 and are not selected, your application will remain in the pool of candidates for consideration in Q2, Q3, and Q4. 

Required Documents:

  • Proof of parent’s / grandparent’s UFLAC membership: Provide documentation showing that the applicant’s parents or grandparents are or were members of UFLAC. This will be cross-referenced by UFLAC.
  • Provide a photo of the applicant that will be shared on social media when the winner is announced.
  • EXECUTING THE WAIVER AND RELEASE.

Deadline and Submission: Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, allowing you to submit at any time leading up to the quarterly deadlines.

  • The deadline for 2024 scholarship submissions are:
    • Quarter 1: March 15, 2024
    • Quarter 2: June 1, 2024
    • Quarter 3: September 1, 2024
    • Quarter 4: December 1, 2024

Submit your application materials using this GOOGLE FORM.

McNicholas & McNicholas Loyola Law School Scholarship

Because we want the best and brightest to practice in California, we are proud supporters of Loyola Marymount University’s Loyola Law School.

This year, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP has pledged to donate $100,000 in scholarship funds to the law school. We know what kind of education Loyola Law School students receive. Our attorneys have worked as adjunct professors and given lectures to Loyola students on various pressing, legal issues. (This year’s planned lecture will be on use-of-force.) Two of our partners – John P. McNicholas and Matthew S. McNicholas – are graduates of Loyola’s law program, as is associate Richard Powers.

We are also guaranteeing a summer position as a law clerk for a Loyola Law School student, so that he or she can get real-world experience working in a litigation firm. Law clerks play a critical role at our firm, handling research, taking witness statements, writing legal documents, and assisting our attorneys in their cases.

McNicholas & McNicholas Legal Scholarship

One of the best ways to ensure the civil justice system remains strong is to support young lawyers and law students. The firm also offers the McNicholas & McNicholas Legal Scholarship, an annual scholarship of $7,500 awarded to one student each year. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a 1L student at an accredited law school, and applying for enrollment for a second year.
  • Submit a transcript showing they:
    • Are in the top 10% of their class, or
    • Have received at least an “A-” (or equivalent) in Torts.

New and aspiring attorneys deserve the best possible chance of fulfilling their dreams. McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP is proud to help their achieve these goals.

To learn more about our services, or to schedule a free consultation, please call or contact our firm in Los Angeles today.