Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Cochran Firm, D.C. believes access to affordable higher education is essential to promoting justice and equality. In honor of our firm’s founding partner, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm, D.C. is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to help college students further their education and make a positive impact in the community. Essays are judged on originality, creativity, and writing style. The winner will be announced on The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

Eligibility: High school seniors and students attending post-high school education. Winners receive a one-time dispersal per winning entry.

Topic: “How has social media helped advance the cause of civil rights in America?
Deadline: Fall dispersal: December 1 (annually), Spring dispersal: May 1 (annually)

Submit a 750 – 1000 word original essay on the above topic
Share essay contest page on Facebook and Twitter
Email essay as Word or PDF document
Provide current unofficial school transcript
Full name