McNicholas & McNicholas

McNicholas & McNicholas
UFLAC Education Scholarship

McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, is funding 4 scholarships throughout 2024 – $12,500 each – for children of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) members. McNicholas & McNicholas believes that education is the key to personal prosperity and the prosperity of society. Partner Matthew McNicholas was fortunate enough to start his career without student debt, allowing him to start from day one as a contingency fee lawyer representing injured and wronged plaintiffs. This path led to his first LAPD employment case in the late 1990s, evolving into representing hundreds of firefighters, police officers and first responders across California.

The McNicholas family understands how expensive higher education can be for working families. That’s why McNicholas & McNicholas is proud to continue our support of the first responder community by investing in the future of promising individuals and their educational journey.

The UFLAC / McNicholas & McNicholas Education Scholarship will award $12,500 to one eligible student each quarter in 2024. Learn more about eligibility and submission requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements and Application:

  • Students must have a parent or grandparent who is a current member of UFLAC in good standing – or who was a UFLAC member and who has retired from the fire service within the last year.
  • Students must be full-time attending high school or college, and between the ages of 15 – 25, at the time of submission.
  • The Applicant must submit a video that is no longer than four (4) minutes that tells us who you are and what your educational endeavors are.
  • Applicants must also submit their academic transcripts, beginning with high school transcript. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Students can only win one scholarship over the course of their life. (i.e., If you win the Q1 award, you will not be eligible to win Q2, Q3 or Q4, or an award in any other year).
  • Students need to submit only once to be considered for all four 2024 scholarships. This means that if you apply in Q1 and are not selected, your application will remain in the pool of candidates for consideration in Q2, Q3, and Q4.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of parent’s / grandparent’s UFLAC membership: Provide documentation showing that the applicant’s parents or grandparents are or were members of UFLAC. This will be cross-referenced by UFLAC.
  • Provide a photo of the applicant that will be shared on social media when the winner is announced.

Deadline and Submission:
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, allowing you to submit at any time leading up to the quarterly deadlines.

  • The deadline for 2024 scholarship submissions are:
    • Quarter 1: March 1, 2024
    • Quarter 2: June 1, 2024
    • Quarter 3: September 1, 2024
    • Quarter 4: December 1, 2024