Frank Petro, senior partner of Hamilton-based law firm Petro Cohen P.C., recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the firm to southern New Jersey resident Gladys Rosario, an exceptional third-year student at Rutgers Law School in Camden.
“Congratulations to Gladys and all the applicants for their impressive work. Our partners are pleased to have selected her as the recipient of the 2022 Petro Cohen Rutgers Law School scholarship and were particularly moved by her essay,” Petro stated. “We are proud to promote higher education, especially at Rutgers Law School, and encourage students to look for the 2023 application next year.”
The $5,000 Petro Cohen Rutgers Law Scholarship was available to students enrolled at Rutgers Law School in Camden for the Fall 2022 semester. Rosario’s submission stood out from the other outstanding applications.
Petro Cohen partners considered academic achievements and each applicant’s ability to provide a compelling essay by answering two questions: “Why do you wish to become an attorney? How can a Rutgers Law School education better prepare you to contribute to your community in the future?”
Rosario’s essay indicated that she juggles the rigors of law school with meaningful extracurricular and volunteer work in the community.
“During law school, I have committed to continuing to serve the community as a Social Justice Scholar, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project volunteer and as a Marshall-Brennan fellow, the latter of which provided me with the opportunity to teach constitutional law to local Camden high school students,” wrote Rosario in her essay. “I am honored to give back to communities where public resources are thin because I know firsthand what it is like to grow up in similar circumstances.”
The Petro Cohen Law Scholarship is offered in accord with one of the firm’s core values, which is giving back to the community. The partners of Petro Cohen P.C. value higher education for all New Jersey students and hope that providing financial assistance through this scholarship will help students achieve their goals for higher education at Rutgers Law School.