Adams & Bischoff, a criminal defense law firm in Charleston, SC, is proud to represent many people who haven’t been given a fair shake in life. As a result, our attorneys have dedicated their lives to giving their clients their fairest shot in court. Another area that we are passionate about assisting in is higher education. One of the many challenges people in our society face is obtaining access to higher education. With the rise in tuition costs across the country, many students struggle to pay for their education. We want to do our part to change that.

Our goal is to extend a scholarship to a student who also has had to overcome obstacles to be where they are today. Applicants were asked to submit a well-written, 750-1,000 word essay on the challenges they have faced, and how they have overcome them. The person with the most thoughtful and well-articulated essay will be awarded $1,000 to help finance their education.

Scholarship Eligibility:

To have been eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have been enrolled in college, graduate school, or be a GED holder who was about to attend a college within the United States. Applicants must have shown good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient of this scholarship has an eloquently written essay and met application requirements.

How to Apply:

To have applied for this scholarship, applicants were asked to send an application as an email to with the subject line “2023 Against All Odds Scholarship – [Applicant’s First and Last Name]” with the following attachments before the January 31, 2023 deadline:

  • A current resume with up-to-date contact information.
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A 750-1,000 word essay that describes how you’ve had to overcome obstacles to get to where you are today. Let us know the obstacles you’ve faced and how you were able to conquer them.
  • If you are a high school senior, please provide proof of acceptance to your post-secondary institution.

While we are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship, we would like to thank everyone for participating! Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Against All Odds Scholarship.