The attorneys at Colorado Lawyer Team want to emphasize the importance of receiving an education. As criminal defense lawyers, our COLawTeam attorneys have seen the impact having an education can have on our youth and where they end up in life time and time again. Receiving an education can allow individuals to pursue careers and opportunities that they might not have otherwise. That being said, an education can be very expensive and can be extremely difficult to attain financially.

Our founder, Justie Nicol, believes it is essential to lead by example and to work hard to earn your degree by whatever means are necessary. While receiving her law degree at the University of Denver, Justie also worked as a law clerk, and won a number of scholarships based on merit and need. Justie also paid her way through Colorado State University with grants and scholarships which she pieced together to give herself a full ride, all while working and maintaining a full credit load for undergraduate, as well. Now, as a first-generation student who’s achieved success as an entrepreneur and business owner she wants to give back in the same way: by providing the next generation of students with some financial help in order to make their dreams come true.

We want you to tell us why you are passionate about your studies, and how you plan to use your degree upon graduation. This $1,000 scholarship from Colorado Lawyer Team will be awarded to the student whose essay best conveys how they plan to make their dreams come true. Points will be awarded for creativity and passionate writing.

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for The Educational Journey Scholarship, an applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited university (community college, junior college, undergraduate program, or graduate program) within the United States. High school graduates or GED holders who are preparing for college-level studies are also eligible and encouraged to apply—especially first generation students (although this award is not limited to such students). All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements

All interested applicants must provide the following:

  • An updated resume
  • A current up-to-date transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: first-year students may submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent institution as well as an unofficial transcript from your current post-secondary institution.)
  • A 750 word essay that discusses why you’re passionate about your studies, the steps you’re taking to make ends meet, and how you plan to use your degree upon graduation.

Application Deadline and Instructions

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 29, 2020.

Please submit all materials (resume, transcript, and essay) by email to with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – The Educational Journey Scholarship” by the February 29th deadline to be considered.