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Steven M Sweat Personal Injury Lawyers, APC's Military Spouse Annual College Scholarship

While we know that those actively serving or with prior military service may be eligible for various tuition assistance and student loan forgiveness programs, these are usually not available to the spouses of active U.S. Military personnel.  These brave men and women support their spouses by "holding down the fort" during deployments and maintaining the household so that their spouse can serve our country.  Oftentimes, military households are raising a family on a single military income and have expenses related to frequent moves depending upon where their spouse is stationed.  In fact, according to a recent survey by Blue Star Families, many military households rank financial stress as their greatest concern even above the stress of deployments.   In fact, 84% of spouses or partners of service members report worries about personal finances according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.  Couple this with the increasing costs of obtaining a college degree and this can mean spouses of active service members putting off going to college or foregoing working on their degrees altogether. This is why Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC has set up a scholarship for spouses of people actively serving in the U.S. Military.  We hope that this helps this important segment of our society.

Scholarship Criteria

The scholarship will be $1,500 awarded to two separate applicants. You must be the spouse of a person currently serving on active duty in any branch of the United States Military (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard).  You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full or part time student.  You must submit proof of your spouse's military service and proof of enrollment. 

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit their proof of spouse's military status, proof of enrollment and essay as an attachment to an email (mail copies NOT accepted) to  The subject line of the email should say "Scholarship".  In addition to the attachments, applicants should include the following information in the body of their email:

  • Their legal name, address, and phone number
  • The college or university that they are attending or planning to attend
  • Their current or proposed course of study
Applicants should also include a 500 word essay on how being a military spouse has affected their ability to pursue higher education.  Submissions should be emailed by no later than December 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and winners will be announced by January 29, 2021.

For over 25 years we have been helping accident victims and their families recover monetary compensation for negligence related to motor vehicle accidents and many other types of personal injury claims.  We are based in Los Angeles, California and serve the entire State of California.

Privacy Policy
We have a Privacy policy for all applicant submissions.  These submissions with NOT be share and are for our internal records only.  No third party will be granted access to any information collected during this whole process.  After the submission deadline, we will evaluate all submissions and individually contact the winning applicants.  Applicants will have ownership rights to their original content.  Award is sent directly to the financial aid office of the student's school of choice.


Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.