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FrizWoods Criminal Law Scholarship

Maryland Criminal Lawyers Max Frizalone and Luke Woods manage a botique law firm with offices in Prince George's County and Howard County providing representation on a wide array of criminal cases including DUI, domestic assault, drug charges, and felony cases.

As former Public Defenders both Luke and Max can appreciate the financial challenges involved with pursuing a higher education in the field of criminal justice, and the lack of adequate scholarship opportunities in this area.

Scholarship Purpose

Attorneys Max Frizalone and Luke Woods share an interest in contributing to the development of students interested in our criminal justice system. The purpose of this scholarship is to incentivize students who are interested in criminal law to continue their education, whether they are college students entering law school, or law students in their first, second, or third year of studies.

This scholarship serves two main purposes:

  • Relieve students of the financial burdens of higher education.
  • Incentivize students to seek opportunities in the field of criminal justice.

Our firm believes that all students should have an opportunity to seek their education of choice, and that financial ability should not limit anyone from further education.

Scholarship award

This scholarship will select one student who will receieve a $1000 award from FrizWoods LLC. The winning student will be posted on our website, and will receive their award promply after being chosen.

Eligibility Guidelines

This scholarship is available to undergraduate college students applying to law school, or current law school students who have an interest in studying criminal law.

Submission Specifics

Applicants must make their submission before December 1, 2022. The winner will be chosen by December 10, 2023, and announced on our website.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the United States, and currently attending a university or law school located in Maryland. Funds awarded may be used on any educational purpose.

Writing topics

Potential topics include:

  1. What is one criminal law in Maryland that interests you?
  2. If you could change one aspect of the Maryland criminal justice system, what would it be?
  3. Have you had any experiences working with a Public Defender or State Attorney's Office? If so - what did you learn?

These topics are just suggestions, feel free to write about a topic that interests you.

Application package

To be considered, please send all application materials by US mail to:

14513 Main Street, Suite B, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Applicants should submit the following with their application to be considered:

  1. A valid college, university, or law school transcript reflecting a cumlative GPA of at least 2.5.

  2. A letter with a maximum of 750 word(s) on any of the topics described above.

  3. Contact information including full legal name, address, and phone number.