Adams & Bischoff, a criminal defense law firm based in Charleston, SC, proudly represents people who haven’t been given a fair shake. As a result, our attorneys have dedicated their lives to providing their clients with a fair 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 are asked to submit a well-written, 750-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. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is January 31, 2025.

Scholarship Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in college, graduate school, or GED holders about to attend a college within the United States. Applicants must show good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient of this scholarship will have an eloquently written essay and will meet the application requirements. 

  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student in the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Students must be enrolled in a vocational program or two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year.
  • Immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households (whether related or not) of Adams & Bischoff staff and attorneys, are not eligible to participate in the competition. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. 


Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750 word essay describing how they have 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. 
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their professional and academic experience
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school 
  • First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred need to submit an official transcript from their prior school and an unofficial transcript from their current school
  • High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university


Application Deadline and Questions:

The official deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2025. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship questions will not be answered via phone. Please send any scholarship questions to with the subject line “2025 Against All Odds Scholarship”.

Any applications sent after the January 31st deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Form

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