Legal Scholarship Contest

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Past Scholarships


George Zimmerman vs. The State of Florida was the prosecution of George Zimmerman. He was charged with second-george-zimmerman-studied-criminal-justice-and-that-can-be-used-against-him-in-court (1)degree murder that started from the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The jury found in George Zimmerman’s case that the evidence did not prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt for killing Trayvon Martin even though Zimmerman racially profiled Martin. Because this was such an astonishing case, we want to offer a $3,500 scholarship to the student who creates the best essay addressing whether justice was served or miscarried in the case of George Zimmerman vs. The State of Florida.


Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or be a high school senior who has been accepted to one these types of schools.


The meaning of this essay is to see that you have done your research, and have come up with a perfect argument for your specific case. Your essay must answer, but is also not limited to, the following questions:

  • How is this relevant to your life?
  • What do you think about the verdict and why?
  • Do you think that justice was served or miscarried by the result?
  • Anything else you believe to be relevant to your argument.


The essays will be judged on the understanding that the student had for the case and whether the argument they made was clearly stated. We will also judge essays on how persuasive their argument was.

How to Apply:

– Write an 1800 to 2500 word argumentative essay that answers the above questions and is cited correctly.

– Once you have created your essay, send your essay to or mail essay to:

Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter, P.C.
260 Madison Ave, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10016
(646) 742-9800

– Include the following with your submission:

  • Your name, mailing address, and phone number
  • The school you will be attending or are currently attending
  • Your area of study


Essays must be turned in by December 31st, 2014. Only one winner will be selected on January 31st, 2015.

This scholarship is being offered by the criminal defense lawyers led by Adam Perlmutter.