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Richard J. Banta Law Civil Justice Scholarship

Richard J. Banta is a top rated personal injury and criminal lawyer who is committed to being a voice of justice and to promoting equal rights and equity for all.

While inequity is a hard thing to fight, Richard J. Banta, P.C., is committed to doing this in their practice as lawyers by tirelessly working to ensure that all individuals have access to our civil justice system. One way we believe in promoting this is to protect people by making sure they have access to the legal system while leading them as educated and experienced guides through its various processes. We also believe that it is important for people to have access to education in order to foster them to be professionals, advocates, and workers who have visions similar to ours.

Because of our desire to support education for those who are committed to fighting the inequalities of our civil justice system, we have created The Richard J. Banta Civil Justice Scholarship. By investing in outstanding people who are pursuing higher education, we know that our nation will receive the dividends of this for years to come.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.

The scholarship candidate must be able to demonstrate their passion towards civil justice through volunteer, professional and/or educational experiences.

All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above

Application Materials

1. Essay Respond to the following question in 1,000 words or less:

What can be done to influence society in a way that will ensure that ALL people have access to our civil justice system and the protections that are supposed to be provided to them under the law? What steps have you taken and/or are you planning to take to positively influence society to uphold all people’s rights to the civil justice system?

2. An updated resume

3. A current unofficial transcript

Application Due Date: December 1, 2020

Award Announcement: January 2021

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Application Instructions

In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their completed application materials (essay, resume and transcript(s)) by email. Scholarship applicants may address their submissions to:


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Congratulations to the 2019 scholarship winner, Bethany Neese!