Path to Success Scholarship

2024 Path to Success Scholarship

It’s true that we are shaped by our experiences growing up. We are particularly affected by those who helped raise us, whether that be a parent, an older sibling, a grandparent, a teacher, or a coach. We owe a lot of who we are today to the people who raised, taught, or inspired us as we grew. Sometimes, the experiences that put us on the right path happen early in life, but sometimes, it takes the right person to help us find our way. Regardless, it takes more than our own will and motivation to end up on the path to success.

For this scholarship, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, wants to help students recognize the person who put them on their path to success. Please write about the person or people who helped you start your journey down the right road. Did they do it through example? Through encouragement? Through a lesson? How did you finally end up on your path? Our law firm wants to hear what your goals in life are and who helped you get started achieving them.

The scholarship winner will be chosen based on the criteria outlined below and will be awarded $1,000 to go towards their higher education. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2024.

Check out our previous Path to Success Scholarship winners HERE!

Scholarship Award: The recipient will receive a $1,000 award to support their pursuit of higher education.


  • The scholarship is open to any high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States and living in the U.S. 
  • The student must also be enrolled in a two—to five-year post-secondary institution for the Spring 2024 semester.
  • Employees of Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, their immediate relatives (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and those residing in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter the competition.
  • Candidates for this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA or above and be in good academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must fill out the form below with all necessary information
  • The candidate must submit a 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Who helped guide you towards your path to success?
    • Please note that all essays will be checked for AI writing. If AI writing is deemed present in the essay, the application will be denied.
  • The candidate must provide a professional resumé detailing their professional and academic experiences.
  • The candidate must provide a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or those who recently transferred between institutions may submit both an unofficial transcript from their present school and the most recent official transcript from their previous school. High school students must additionally provide documentation of acceptance to their college or institution if possible.
  • Preference may be given to students either from or attending secondary school in West Virginia and North Carolina.

The recipient of the Path to Success Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline. Please send any scholarship questions to parkersburg@jandils.com with the subject line “2024 Path to Success Scholarship Application.”


    We Won't Take “NO” for an Answer®

    To Schedule an Appointment, Call Us Toll Free at 1.877.873.8208 or Email Us for a Prompt Response.

    Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

    Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law