The law offices of Schmidt Kramer offered Pennsylvania residents who display outstanding scholastic achievement and academic excellence an opportunity to compete for a $1,500 scholarship.
This year, our law firm is proud to offer the Schmidt Kramer Annual Scholarship for Academic Excellence to Colin D. DeVault of Reading, PA.
Mr. DeVault is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Religious Studies at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA., where he maintains a 4.0 grade point average. He is expected to graduate in October of this year.
While academic excellence is an important factor in determining a scholarship winner, each applicant must also submit an essay in which they discuss different, positive aspects of the justice system. This year, applicants were asked to submit an essay explaining how the youth of today can help positively shape the legal system in the future.
In his essay, Mr. DeVault showcased the lives of three teenagers and how their individual experiences, thoughts, and life choices have the potential to dramatically change the face of the legal system as we know it today.
In addition to his poignant essay and stellar G.P.A., Mr. DeVault is also a leader in his community, having served as an officer in The Salvation Army for the past 35 years. Therefore, it is with much pleasure that we award our scholarship to Mr. DeVault, whom we feel embodies the personal and academic excellence for which our scholarship stands.
On behalf of the attorneys and staff at the law offices of Schmidt Kramer, we would like to congratulate Colin D. DeVault, winner of the 2015 Schmidt Kramer Annual Scholarship for Academic Excellence.