KJK Special Education Scholarship

At Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, we are inspired by those who overcome obstacles to succeed in education. Special education students have unique circumstances and must overcome challenges that other students may not typically encounter in their education. In addition to students, we have a special place in our hearts for those who feel a calling to teach these amazing students. Teachers who dedicate their careers to teaching special education students demonstrate a rare gift through their patience and compassion, while providing personalized experiences for their students to ensure that they are given the same opportunity to receive a meaningful education. In order to support individuals who are the backbones for their school’s special education programs, we are excited to announce the KJK Special Education Scholarship. The KJK Special Education Scholarship will reward future special education teachers as well as special education students looking to pursue additional education with a $1,000 scholarship to help them follow their dreams. To be considered for the KJK Special Education Scholarship, please answer the following prompt in 750-1,000 words: In your opinion what are the strengths of the special education system, and what changes do you believe could be made to help improve it?


  • We encourage all current high school seniors, college students or graduate students who are legal residents of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who are enrolled in a two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the 2022 Fall Semester to apply for the KJK Special Education Scholarship.
  • Those who are employed at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz as well as their immediate families as well as those living in the same households of previously mentioned individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to apply for the KJK Special Education Scholarship.
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing academically at their high school or university.
  • Students must either be pursuing a degree in Special Education and/or be a special education student themselves.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: what are the strengths of the education we provide to students with disabilities, and what changes do you believe could be made to help improve it?
  • Candidates must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • Candidates 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, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the KJK Special Education Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to contact@studentdefense.kjk.com by February 28th, 2022. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered. Scholarship applications should be sent to contact@studentdefense.kjk.com with the subject line “KJK Special Education Scholarship Application.”