Opioid Epidemic Recovery Scholarship

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid and concerning increase in opioid overdoses. Opioids are addictive drugs that include heroin, prescription pain relievers, and synthetic drugs. Many medical patients are prescribed pain relievers to temporarily deal with post-surgery pain, but unfortunately, some patients develop addictions that are the result of the temporary use of pain relief medications. Along with these unwanted addictions to pain relievers, there have also been an increasing amount of overdoses resulting from unintentional intake of synthetic drugs such as fentanyl.

Founding partner Larry Eisenberg of The Law Offices of Eisenberg & Associates is an accomplished personal injury lawyer who has represented many families in wrongful-death lawsuits dealing with over-prescribed opioids. Attorney Eisenberg is passionate about protecting the medical well-being of patients who are prescribed addictive medications and feels strongly that the opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that must be addressed to avoid further loss.

To raise awareness about the current opioid crisis, Eisenberg and Associates is proud to offer the Opioid Epidemic Recovery Scholarship. This scholarship is meant to not only raise awareness, but to spark a conversation for change in legislation and regulation of opioids.

The Opioid Epidemic Recovery Scholarship will award $1,000 to a student who answers the following questions thoughtfully and creatively: Given the current opioid epidemic, what laws can be put into place to prevent medical professionals from over-prescribing prescription medications such as opioids? How can we effectively fight this crisis?

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

  • This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements:

  • An updated resumé.
  • A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: Given the current opioid epidemic, what laws can be put into place to prevent medical professionals from over-prescribing prescription medications such as opioids? How can we effectively fight this crisis?
  • A current official or unofficial transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: First-year college students must submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.)

Application Deadline & Instructions:

In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their FULL application (resumé, transcript, and essay) by email to info@lselaw.com by November 30, 2019.

ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION EMAILS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

Subject Line: Name of the Applicant – Opioid Epidemic Recovery Scholarship

Attachments: Resumé, transcript and essay

APPLICATIONS FAILING TO FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.