Zippia Scholarship

Zippia's Lawyer Dream Job Scholarship

February 1st, 2021

Application Open

December 31st, 2021

Application Closed

January 2022

Winners Announced

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Lawyer Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry".
Terms And Conditions Apply

Who Can Apply

Open to everyone 18 years of age or older.

How It Works

  1. Tell us in 500 words or less, why do you want to be a lawyer. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay:
    • Why is this your dream job?
    • Is it more about money or happiness? Or both?
    • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?
  2. Our staff will choose one (1) winner.
  3. Your essay will appear on our website so everyone can be inspired by your vision.
  4. Open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students.
  5. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Lawyer Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry"


No purchase necessary. Skill contest. Must be US resident. See official rules for complete details.

Example Lawyer Essay

My dream job is to be a sexual harassment lawyer.

I always knew I wanted to do something in the law, but recent events in my family's lives steered me towards that specific area of the law. My father is an employment lawyer and deals with a lot of sexual harassment, so he has definitely been a huge influence to me. But, two years ago a family member of mine was sexually assaulted and because of technicalities in the case, they were not able to convict anyone and my family member had to go to school with the person for two years. They really struggled with their mental health and although they now have recovered, it took time. I remember feeling so helpless and lost during this time, I did not know how to help this person, it made me feel sick. That’s when I really decided what I want to do and be. I want to be able to help people, who don’t know how they can help themselves. I want to learn how to defend these victims, and change their lives.

This job is less about money or happiness to me, but purpose. If I have the ability to be able to help people in the future, I will. I want to make people feel comfortable sharing their stories and no longer staying silent, because that’s the worst thing for everyone. No matter your race, gender, religion, ethnicity, you should never feel alone or scared to talk to someone and challenge the norm, and I want to be that person they can talk to and trust.

My plans to reach this goal are simple in theory, but are probably going to be harder in practice. I will be attending Claremont Mckenna College in the Fall, where I plan on majoring in Economics in order to obtain a strong background in finance and logical thinking and decision-making, and I will minor in Legal Studies for obvious reasons. After my four years of undergrad, it is my plan to attend Law School on the East Coast (my dream would be Columbia). After that, I will hopefully get a job at a firm in either New York, San Francisco, or Washington DC, and after a few years of experience I want to open my own firm, like my dad did.


December 31, 2021 at 11:00 PM EST

The winner will be contacted directly.