Duffy Law Scholarship

At Duffy Law, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys value education and helping those in need. We also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.

In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending (or have been accepted to and will be attending) an accredited American college or university as a full-time undergraduate, graduate student, or law student.


In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

The topic of Free Speech Rights on College Campuses is being fiercely debated at countless local student unions and across the internet. What is YOUR take on this? Should there be any limits on what students, faculty, and guest speakers can say? Why or why not? What’s the line between permissible (protected) speech and speech that should be prohibited (if any)? How does the position you take impact our broader society?


The application guidelines are as follows:

  • Essays must be be emailed to duffylawscholarship@gmail.com and received by July 15, 2019 9am EST
  • Essays should include their name and phone number
  • The applicant should state where they are currently attending or will be attending school in the body of their submission email
  • No additional information should be included


The winner will be chosen according to the following set of criteria:

  1. Essay submission guidelines followed
  2. Quality of writing
  3. Thoughtfulness of answer

The scholarship award will be issued to the winner’s college / university of choice.


The winner will be chosen on July 30, 2019 and will be notified by email on Monday, August 1st. Unfortunately, we cannot write to every applicant. However, we do encourage you to try again with our next scholarship.

We look forward to reading your submissions.  To contact Duffy Law, LLC, call us today at (203) 946-2000.


We would like to congratulate Elena Cuadros for winning the 2018 scholarship! Elena is a History Major entering her second year at a west coast public university. She is planning to become a history teacher after being inspired by her former teachers. She hopes to make a difference by teaching the next generation of students about the past. You can read Elena’s winning essay here!

Elena Cuadros

We would like to congratulate Katelyn Doolittle for winning the 2017 scholarship! Katelyn will be in her second year of Vet school at Midwestern university in the fall of 2017, and will be using the scholarship funds to help fund her wildlife medicine course in Belize this winter. You can read Katelyn’s winning essay here!

Katelyn Doolittle

We would like to congratulate Samantha Church for winning the 2016 scholarship! Congratulations, Samantha! You can read Samantha’s essay here.  Samantha will be a Junior in the Fall and is attending a 4-year university in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Samantha Church

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