Andrew Lynch Criminal Defense Scholarship

The office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., would like to support the education of a student who is committed to helping people who are accused of crimes. We know that while lawyers play an important role in defending people whose innocence are being questioned, there is a whole cadre of other professionals who help these people in different ways. We have created the Andrew Lynch Criminal Defense Scholarship for $1,000, for a student who is pursuing an education that is leading them to work that is dedicated to helping the accused.

Eligibility Criteria:
-This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
T-he scholarship applicant must be able to demonstrate their commitment towards helping the accused with a clear plan for how they are going to do this after they have completed their formal education.


Answer the following questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

– What experience most inspired you to want to help people who are accused of crimes?

– What is the particular population of people you want to help and/or area of the law that

you want to uphold?

– What are your work/career goals and how is your education going to help you to realize these goals to the extent that you will be able to help people who are accused of crimes?

Application Materials

Updated resume
Essay, 1,000 word maximum. See essay questions above.
Current unofficial transcript