As a medical malpractice attorney, John H. Fisher of The New York Injury & Malpractice Law Firm, P.C., has seen firsthand how unexpected challenges can delay or reroute one’s life plan. As such, attorney Fisher understands the hard work and dedication required to seek an advanced degree as an adult. In an effort to support these devoted adults, attorney Fisher has established the Back to School Scholarship!

If you are an adult who is pursuing an advanced degree, we would like to hear your story. We understand that life is unpredictable and ever-changing, and we would love for you to share your story about how you have persevered in the face of life’s challenges to pursue higher education. To apply for this scholarship, we ask that you share in a 500-750 word essay the obstacles you have overcome to be where you are today, pursuing an advanced degree.

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who best articulates the life challenges that they have overcome to help with their education costs. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.


  • The scholarship is open to any 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 an accredited institution for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Employees of The New York Injury & Malpractice Law Firm, P.C., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to submit an application. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the prompt: Discuss the challenges that you have encountered and how they have affected your life path. Detail how you overcame said challenges and pursued an advanced degree.
  • 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. The candidate may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school.
  • Preference will be given to student’s either from or attending secondary school in the state.

The recipient of the Back to School Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is October 31, 2024.

To be considered for this scholarship, fill out the application form below and upload your resume, school transcript, and essay. All submission documents must be in a readable format, preferably in PDF. If you have any questions, please email