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2020 Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship

A $10,000 Scholarship for Law Students
Will Be Granted To The Selected Winner!

In this country, we are granted the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our American justice system also grants individuals the right to seek recourse when these rights are violated. Countless individuals choose to exercise these rights with the support, tenacity, and experience of an attorney.

The attorneys at Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm are grateful for the opportunity to provide this crucial advocacy for victims of personal injury, illegal and unfair employment practices, and other civil rights violations. We recognize that the opportunity to advocate on behalf of others is an extraordinary honor and privilege, which we do not take lightly. That’s why it is so important to us, that we support the next generation of attorneys— who are also planning to make it their life’s work to fight for justice for others.

Our 2020 Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship will provide financial aid (in the form of money for law school) to an aspiring attorney again this year. This financial support is intended to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with attending law school, so that the winner can focus on law school studies, internships, externships, involvement with legal clinics, and other experiences which aid in the development of becoming a powerful voice for those who need help.

Law Scholarship Requirements:

For the 2020 Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship, we want to know why you’re pursuing a career in law. In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please explain why you’re inspired to become an attorney, and how you plan to use your law degree to fight for justice for your fellows. If you have past experience in advocating for yourself or others, we would love to hear how that experience informed your decision to pursue a career in law.

Law Scholarship Entry Deadlines:

Applications for the law school scholarship will be accepted from February 15, 2020, through May 1, 2020. The winner will be notified by June 15, 2020. Submissions received before February 15, 2020, or after May 1, 2020, will not be considered.


Open to U.S. citizens who have accepted admission into a law school in the U.S. for the 2020/2021 academic year, and to current law school students who will still be attending law school in the U.S. throughout the 2020/2021 year.

Eligible students must meet one of the following requirements:

• Future students: Student must be planning to attend law school in the 2020/2021 academic year.
• Current students: Student must be enrolled in law school, and for the 2020/2021 school year.

Law School Scholarship Application Process:

In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please tell us why you’re pursuing a legal career, why you believe it is important to advocate for others, and how the scholarship will help you to maximize opportunities to develop your skills as a future lawyer. Please email your submission to:

Notification of Winner:

The law student selected to receive the $10,000 law school scholarship from Rizio Lipinsky will be notified by June 15, 2020.

Award Disbursement:

The winner of the 2020 Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship will be notified of their win by June 15, 2020. The winner will be required to show proof of enrollment in law school. The financial award will be paid directly to the law school.

Judging Criteria:

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges including the firm’s partners and its senior management team.

The Fine Print:

All submissions become the property of Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm. By applying for this scholarship program, the applicant grants Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm and its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, photo, and the winning entry on the firm’s website and on other marketing platforms such as law firm blogs, law firm social media accounts, law firm newsletters and marketing campaigns.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Is this scholarship open to high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall?

Answer: No. This scholarship is only available for U.S. residents enrolled in a school of law’s Juris Doctorate degree (JD) program in the fall.

Question: Is this scholarship open to undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to study a related field such as criminal justice and/or who are pursuing a career in law enforcement?

Answer: No. This scholarship is only available for U.S. residents enrolled in a JD program in the United States for the fall.

Question: Is this scholarship available to law students pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M)?

Answer: No. This scholarship is only available to U.S. citizens S students pursuing a JD.

Question: Is this scholarship a loan? Do I have to pay it back?

Answer: No. This is not a student loan. It is essentially a law school grant to help you pay for law school. The winner does not need to pay the grant money back.

Question: Should my scholarship essay have a title?

Answer: You may include a title if you’d like, but it is not required.

Question: How will this scholarship fund help you?

Answer: The $10,000 law school scholarship will help subsidize your tuition.

Question: What can you do with the scholarship money?

Answer: The scholarship will be paid to the law school you attend, covering $10,000 of tuition.

Question: Does this law scholarship cover housing?

Answer: No. The Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship does not cover housing.

About Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm:

Rizio Lipinsky is a California consumer law firm which represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases, employment law, and civil rights cases. The firm is staffed by some of California’s top lawyers in the areas of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, age, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, employee’s rights violations, and more. The company is helmed by top California attorneys Greg Rizio and Daren Lipinsky.

Greg Rizio is one of the most successful and influential personal injury lawyers in Riverside, California, especially in his role as a Riverside car accident attorney and truck accident lawyer. Rizio secured the largest ever plaintiff’s verdict in Riverside County, at nearly $58 Million. This victory in 2014 was the #1 verdict in the State of California, and among the 10th largest verdict nationally. As a result, Rizio was awarded the industry’s “Litigator’s Award,” which is given only to the top 1% of attorneys nationwide.

Daren Lipinsky is an award-winning employment attorney who was instrumental in assisting in the passage of SB820 barring secret settlements in sexual harassment and sexual assault cases. Specifically, Daren testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the request of Senator Connie Leyva and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) regarding the bill. Daren has been named a “California Whistleblower Attorney of the Year” and is a leading disability discrimination lawyer.

Rizio Lipinsky law offices are located throughout California, including Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange County, California.

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