Helping college students meet the costs of their educational needs

As an attorney, St. Louis lawyer Kenneth P. Carp understands the value of a higher education. The ever rising costs of tuition and other expenses associated with college and obtaining a higher degree can place a tremendous financial strain on students and their families. For this reason, the Law Offices of Kenneth P. Carp is pleased to offer an existing or incoming college student a $1,000 scholarship to meet their educational costs. The winner of the scholarship will be determined through an essay contest, the details of which are detailed below.

Scholarship essay contest topic and eligibility

The Kenneth P. Carp college scholarship is open to individuals who are planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university. In order to participate, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question:

A Living trust is often referred to as a trust that is created during the lifetime of an individual attempting to either reduce taxation expenses or establish the long-term management of property.  The American Bar Association describes probate as “the formal legal process that gives recognition to a will and appoints the executor or personal representative who will administer the estate and distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries”.  Define and describe the advantages and disadvantages of both a living trust and probate.  State which of the two options is most advantages and describe why.

To apply, interested applicants should submit their response to the above question via email to by 12/31/16. In the body of their email, applicants should also submit the following information:

    • Their name, address, phone number, and age
    • If under 17, contact information for their parent or guardian
    • The name of the institution they plan to attend in their upcoming semester
    • Their anticipated course of study


Upon receipt, Mr. Carp and his associates will review the submissions and choose a winner based upon the following criteria:

    • Responsiveness to the questions
    • The quality of the writing
    • Originality
    • The applicant’s demonstrated potential in his or her chosen field of study


Once submitted, the essays will be reviewed and judged based upon the above criteria. A winner will be chosen and notified via email on or around 12/31/16.

Contact a St. Louis unemployment attorney to discuss your case

St. Louis unemployment lawyer Kenneth P. Carp is a skilled attorney who is committed to resolving legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether representing employees or employers, Mr. Carp advocates tirelessly for each client he represents and has the skill and experience required to protect your legal rights. To schedule a free consultation, please call our office today at (636) 947-3600 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.

Congratulations to Rachel Caldwell, our 2015 Winner!


Rachel Caldwell – Our 2015 Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp Scholarship Essay Contest Winner