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Former Prosecutors Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
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Former Prosecutors Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
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Former Prosecutors Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights

Scholarship for Those Struggling with Mental Health Issues

In our work with defendants suffering from mental health issues, we at DRK Attorneys have seen enough examples of individuals that, because of the burden and the stigma that come with mental illness, feel that their choices in life are severely limited. As a result, they turn to crime in order to get their needs met. We are offering this scholarship with the goals of:

  • Showing those with mental health issues that they have options.
  • Supporting someone who has struggled with mental health issues but has found a way to manage it and overcome those struggles.
  • Shining some light on mental health and the difficulties that its victims manage on a daily basis.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Applicant is currently enrolled at or accepted to a college in the U.S. (community, technical, undergraduate or postgraduate).
  • Applicant demonstrates academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA in either high school or undergraduate transcripts.
  • Applicant is willing to share his or her story with the general public. If applicant wishes to remain anonymous, all effort will be made to withhold the applicant’s identity and protect his or her anonymity.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must submit by August 1st, 2016

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form
  • A 1-3 page typed essay about your life with mental illness, the struggles you’ve encountered and how you’ve overcome them.
  • An official copy of high school or undergrad college transcripts for all schools attended.
  • Proof of Legal Residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)

Full Scholarship Requirements

AWARD:

The award recipient will be notified of selection on or about August 15, 2016. This scholarship is to be used exclusively for higher education tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s education institution to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.

DEADLINE:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than August 1, 2016. Application materials should be mailed to: 225 Ross St., 4th Fl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 to the attention of Anthony DeLuca or they can be emailed to drkattorneys[at]gmail[dot]com

If you have questions email drkattorneys[at]gmail[dot]com. Please do not call the office with questions regarding the scholarship.

 

Mr. Ricciuti handled three different cases for my daughter. The outcome in each was much better than expected. Charges were withdrawn and now can be expunged. He was definitely a part of getting my daughter’s life back in order. - Jim, a criminal defense client 

A friend recommended Mr. Konieczka when my nephew was arrested. He had priors and was looking at jail time but Mr. Konieczka was our hero... he got the charges reduced. He was truthful and forthcoming with us throughout. If we had it to do over, we would hire him in a heartbeat! –Kathy, aunt of a client 

After dealing with Mr. DeLuca and his firm, I can say that I have never dealt with anyone more professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and trustworthy. They are by far the most understanding group of guys out there. - Aaron, a DUI client  

You Are Our Number One Priority

We moved to criminal defense so we could provide honest, supportive, effective counsel to individuals like you. We know you are worried about your criminal charges and the potentially life-altering criminal consequences you are facing. We will strive at all times to provide you with the utmost in personal attention and client service. This includes providing you with the trust, respect and care that you deserve. We absolutely stand by the statement, “innocent until proven guilty,” and will never treat you like a criminal.