Nuclear Family

Congratulations to our 2024 scholarship winner, Anya Pinto! To learn more about our past recipients, visit our winners’ page.

If you are a student who has had your life shaped significantly by a family member, such as a parent or sibling, we want to hear about it! Our team at the Law Office of David E. Gordon is thrilled to offer the 2025 Nuclear Family Scholarship, which allows students to share how a member of their immediate family has shaped them into who they are today.

As a law firm that strives to treat each client we help as if they’re family, we understand how important the effect of having family in your life can be. That’s why we wanted to use this scholarship to get students to think about how their family has shaped them into the person they are today. It is easy to take family for granted, so we hope this scholarship will help students who are going through life-defining experiences in college to reflect on their past relationships and to continue shaping themselves into well-rounded young adults.

Our team will award one winner $1,000 to help with their education costs. While we will likely receive many strong applications from deserving students, we will select the individual who we feel best shares their story of how a member of their immediate family has shaped them into the person they are today. Applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements.


  • Our scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States and resides in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  •  The applicant must be enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the Fall 2025 semester.
  •  Employees of the Law Office of David E. Gordon, 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 apply for this scholarship.
  •  Candidates for this scholarship should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

The candidate must fill out the form below with all necessary information:

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay answering the following question: How has a member of your immediate family, like a parent or a sibling, helped shape the person that you are today?
  •  The candidate must submit a resumé that lists their professional and academic experience. Be sure to include both your current school and your upcoming school (if applicable) as your educational experience.
  •  The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, in addition to their most recent official transcript from their prior school.
  •  High school students are also asked to submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the 2025 Nuclear Family Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Form:

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2025. Please send any scholarship questions to with the subject line “2025 Nuclear Family Scholarship”.

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    Disclaimer: Once a winner is selected, they will be contacted and asked to provide a winner’s statement and a photo to be included on our winner’s page on our website. In the event our selected winner is unwilling to provide this information, another winner will be selected. Please do not submit an application for this scholarship if you do not wish to be featured on our website as our scholarship winner.

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