Annual John J. Sheehan Overcoming Injuries Scholarship

The Law Office of John J.Sheehan is a Boston personal injury law firm and Boston car accident law firm. As personal injury attorneys, we understand the challenges that come after a personal injury and are committed to helping injured workers and accident victims get fair and just compensation.

Following this mission, we are pleased to announce our Overcoming Injuries Scholarship, which will award $1,000 to a student who has overcome a serious injury in their life. Through this scholarship, we hope to give back to a student who has experienced hardship but continues to pursue their dreams.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student whose essay best describes a time when they or a loved one were physically injured and how they overcame it. In a 750-1000 word essay, discuss the challenges involved and what you learned from the experience.

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2020 Scholarship

Stephanie Rosado, MSW

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant

University of South Florida (USF) School of Social Work

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the Overcoming Injuries Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants may still submit an application if awaiting admission or deciding on an institution, however, the selected individual must be enrolled for the Fall of 2022 semester before receiving the financial aid.

Application Requirements

To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:

  • A current resume with contact and education information,
  • An official or unofficial academic transcript, and
  • An essay of 750-1,000 words discussing how you or a loved one has overcome a personal injury. Explain the challenges you or a loved one faced, and the personal growth that came from such an experience.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to submit your application is July 31, 2022.

To be considered for this year’s scholarship, please send all required documentation (essay transcripts, and resume) via email to by the deadline of July 31, 2022.

Scholarship application emails must include the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name} – Overcoming Injuries Scholarship” to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in the Law Office of John J. Sheehan Overcoming Injuries Scholarship.