Mapes Law Offices 2nd Annual Scholarship

Attorney Jeffrey D. Mapes, J.D.

We are pleased to announce the Mapes Law Offices Scholarship. The key to success in life is that you never stop learning. No matter where you are, who you are, or what you do it is by developing a thirst for knowledge that you will be successful. While some of the best knowledge you will ever obtain is not dispensed inside of a classroom, some of it is, and I want to help you get that knowledge without getting into debt.

I know what it is like to grow up in a financially strapped household. I know that the stress and anxiety of the parent are also felt by the children. I also know that it is by developing a thirst for knowledge and refusing to give up on your dreams that you will be successful. What I want to know now is your story.

This scholarship is meant to help those students who have experienced first-hand the pressure of debt. Maybe your parents lost a job, maybe they filed bankruptcy, maybe you had to move when your home was foreclosed upon – whatever your experience was I want you to tell me about it. I want to know how it shaped you, and how it has affected your plans for college.

Having debt is a struggle, but it is by embracing that struggle and dealing with it head on that you will grow.

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Application deadline: Must be received by March 1, 2019. The winner will be announced by April 1, 2019.

The scholarship recipient will receive the award within 60 days after the application deadline. By participating, you are giving your consent for Mapes Law Offices to contact you via mail, email and/or call you. If you are the recipient of the scholarship, you are giving us your consent to use your name, college or law school on this site and for any other promotional purposes without further compensation or payment to you. The recipient of the scholarship is responsible for any applicable State and/or Federal income taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.

Who can apply?

  • High school seniors & above

Eligibility requirements:

  • Financial need
  • Evidence that you are currently attending college or college acceptance letter
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status not required

How to apply:

Applicants can either email or mail in their application. Please include all of the following with your application:

  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • A minimum 500-word essay explaining the pressure of debt has affected you

Applications by email: Please send your completed application to

Applications by mail:
Mapes Law Offices
25 Pearl St NW Suite 305
Grand Rapids MI, 49503

Privacy Policy & User Communications

Privacy Policy: By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Mapes Law Offices, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on or in other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Mapes Law Offices, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Mapes Law Offices, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

Previous Winners:

2016 Winner
julia-krueger Ms. Julia Krueger, Chemistry major at Loyola University of Chicago.
2015 Winning Scholarship Essay