The team at Dolan Divorce Lawyers knows how complicated it can be to navigate a familial issue, no matter how big or small. We pride ourselves on our approachability, ability to listen intently to our clients, and capability to deliver desired results with limited stress and optimal ease. It’s not always easy to talk through a problem when it arises, especially if you are put in the middle of a tough situation suddenly. We are proud to assist those who approach these challenges with a calm and organized mindset, and feel that these qualities deserve recognition. That is why we are excited to offer our first ever Mediation & Conversations Scholarship!

This $1,000 scholarship was created to promote mindfulness and maturity in the communicative sphere, whether that be between family members, friends, in the workplace, or simply through daily life. In 750-1,000 words, we invite students to write about a time when they had to mediate between people in their lives, the communication tools which they used, and what they learned from the experience. We are looking for examples of why mindful communication is so vital to build and maintain healthy relationships


  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to five year post-secondary institution for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Employees of Dolan Divorce Lawyers, PLLC, their immediate families, and individuals living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt:
    • Write about a time during which you helped mediate a conflict, argument, or otherwise uncomfortable or frustrating situation between peers. What was the conflict? How did it arise? What communicative tools did you engage in order to help mediate or solve it? What did the experience teach you in terms of communication for future conflicts or difficult scenarios?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the 2021 Mediation & Conversations Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to by September 30, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Dolan Divorce Lawyers – 2021 Mediation & Conversations Scholarship Application.

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