Petro Cohen offering $5,000 scholarship for N.J. resident at Rutgers Law

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The rules are simple: If you are a New Jersey resident attending Rutgers Law School in Newark or Camden, then you are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship from Petro Cohen P.C.

For the second consecutive year, Northfield-based law firm Petro Cohen is accepting applications for the scholarship the firm offers to students enrolled at Rutgers Law, for the Fall 2023 semester.

The application deadline is June 30. To apply, click here.

Applicants are required to submit a 500- to 750-word essay answering the following 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?

Additionally, applicants must submit a resume that lists their experience, both professional and academic, and an unofficial transcript from their current school. A winner will be chosen and notified by July 26.

Co-founder and Senior Partner Frank Petro said the firm is eager to begin reviewing applications. The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Gladys Rosario, an exceptional third-year student at Rutgers Law School in Camden.

About Petro Cohen P.C.

With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen handles workers’ compensation, personal injury and Social Security disability claims. A respected law firm throughout southern and central New Jersey, Petro Cohen brings together over 100 years of combined legal experience in fighting for the injured and disabled.

“Our partners and staff were so impressed by the essays and qualifications of the applicants for our first scholarship program that we were inspired to offer it again in 2023,” he said. “In fact, we decided to broaden our commitment to higher education by offering the scholarship to include Rutgers Law School students in Newark, as well as Camden.”

The partners said 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 value higher education for all New Jersey students and hope that providing financial assistance through this scholarship will help more students achieve their goals for higher education at Rutgers Law School.

For Petro and his wife, Susan Petro, the firm’s managing partner and a fellow Rutgers Law School alum, the award is an example of paying it forward.

“Susan and I are grateful for the opportunities we have been afforded thanks to the education we received at Rutgers Law School,” he said. “We are excited to help make that same dream a reality for another New Jersey student.”