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Community Leaders Scholarship

At Spencer & Associates, we believe in giving back to our local community in many ways, and we also want to encourage others who will be performing community service and making an effort to improve the lives of others.

To help students who are seeking a career in public service and who have an interest in helping others in their communities, we have created the Spencer & Associates Community Leaders Scholarship. Through this program, we provide financial assistance to college students who have demonstrated an interest in serving their communities and who are pursuing careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, or other legal fields.

Through the Community Leaders Scholarship, our firm awards $1000 each semester to an undergraduate or graduate student. Please see the requirements for eligibility and the instructions for applying below.

If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties, contact our scholarship team at

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2024 scholarship is August 7, 2024.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our scholarship team ereh.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Community Leaders Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Low to medium income - An applicant must be from a household with an annual family income of $100,000 or less.
  • Community service - An applicant must have a demonstrated interest in service to their community, with a history of volunteer work or other forms of community involvement.
  • Field of study - A student must be enrolled in or planning to enter a program in the fields of criminal justice or law enforcement, or they must be enrolled in or planning to attend law school.
  • Age - A person must be at least 17 years old on the date they submit their application.
  • Legal status in the United States - An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Application Instructions

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to apply for the Community Leaders Scholarship. Your application must include documentation providing proof of enrollment in a program in a qualifying field of study, as well as evidence of family income. You must also include an essay of between 200 and 300 words answering the following prompt:

"How will this scholarship help you achieve your professional
goals and allow you to give back to your local community?"

Evaluation of Scholarship Applications

Our scholarship team will evaluate all entries and select a winner. The criteria we use when reviewing applications include:


Does the applicant meet all eligibility requirements?


Is the applicant's essay well-written and well-organized?


Does the applicant demonstrate a desire to improve their community?

Winners of the Community Leaders Scholarship

Scholarship Winner

Laila Flowers, Spring 2024 Winner

Spencer & Associates is thrilled to announce the first-ever winner of our Community Leaders Scholarship, Ms. Laila Flowers. A high school senior, Ms. Flowers will be attending Rice University this fall to pursue her bachelor’s degree. We are thrilled to provide financial assistance to this bright young student and cannot wait to see all she accomplishes.

Contact Us With Questions About Our Scholarship Program

If you need assistance with the scholarship application, clarification about the eligibility criteria, or answers to any other questions, please email us ereh.

We strive to answer all questions promptly, but to ensure that your application can be submitted on time, we encourage you to reach out to us in advance of the deadline. Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

Scholarship Application

The Spencer & Associates Community Leaders Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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