Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship
To honor his late mother, Attorney Marshall Kaufman of Kentucky’s Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, has offered a scholarship to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Alberta C. Kaufman encouraged her son to further his education and to eventually attend law school. It is in that spirit of support that we are sponsoring The Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship.
- Must be a Kentucky or Indiana resident
- Be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled student at a 2 or 4-year college or university
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Plan to pursue a post secondary degree after high school graduation
- Submit an introduction in the form below telling us about yourself
- Submit an essay in the form below telling about someone who influenced your life in a positive manner and how that will have an impact on your future.
Award: Two students will be awarded $500; nonrenewable to be paid directly to college or university admissions office
Deadline: May 9
Contact: Linda Brumleve, Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, 7513 New La Grange Road, Louisville, KY 40222, 502.458.5555, email@example.com
The award will be announced on our website and Facebook page on May 23, 2018. Best wishes to the students that submit!
The 2018 Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship application form:
Alberta was featured in the Courier-Journal on March 19, 1970. In this article Alberta was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” for her efforts in working with the children of the Louisville School for Autistic Children. She was quoted in the article as stating, “to meet the children is to love them.” We felt it more than appropriate to continue her passion for helping students by offering a scholarship in her name:
2017 Scholarship News:
Scholarship News That We Can’t Wait to Share!
As you may know, Marshall Kaufman and his firm Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, recently offered a $500 scholarship for one deserving Kentucky students. It was created in tribute to Marshall’s late mother, whose strong influence on his life and education pushed him to be the person he is today.
The Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship deadline was May 9, 2017, and we were supposed to announce the ten finalists today. But instead…
We chose two winners!
Brian O. from London, KY and Taylor E. from Somerset, KY
Congratulations, Brian and Taylor!! We’re proud that two such outstanding Kentucky students applied for our scholarship.
These winners couldn’t be more different, but they impressed us all the same. We asked applicants to “tell us about someone who has influenced your life in a positive manner and how that will have an impact on your future.”
Taylor and Brian both wrote wonderful essays about the impact their mothers had (and still have!) on them. We couldn’t choose between them, and decided to double the reward! Brian and Taylor will each receive $500 for post-secondary education expenses. You can read excerpts from their winning essays on our website, so join us in congratulating Taylor and Brian one more time!
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, would like to thank every high school senior and college student who took the time to apply for our scholarship. Education never stops, and we hope your positive influence keeps “pushing” you to grow and learn.
As a wise man named Abraham Lincoln said:
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
Brian O.’s Winning Entry
“My mother has always taught me right from wrong at a very young age. She taught me how respect my elders and to always treat people how I wanted to be treated.”
Hello, my name is Brian Overbey. I’m 34 years old and I graduated from North Laurel High School in 2001 out of London, KY. I played baseball and football in school and after graduating, I joined the United States Marine Corps. What I didn’t know at the time was that September 11, 2001, was going to happen while I was in Marine Corps boot camp. After my military career and becoming a police officer, I moved back to my home state of Kentucky in 2012. I knew that I always wanted a higher education and in 2015, I enrolled into Somerset Community College. I’m now about to graduate in May, with my associate’s degree, and I’ve transferred to Eastern Kentucky University to finish my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
The most influential person in my life has to be my mother. My mother has always taught me right from wrong at a very young age. She taught me how respect my elders and to always treat people how I wanted to be treated. For the longest time, it was just my mother and I, but when I was 11 years old, she met a man that is now my step father. My mother always wanted the best for me and she was always there for me, through the hard times and the best of times. My mother never went to college nor did my father. The only person in my family that ever went to college was my cousin.
When I told my mother that I was joining the Marine Corps after high school, she did not try to stop me. She told me, if that’s what I wanted to do, then she would support me no matter what. The hardest phone call I ever had to make was to my mother, telling her I was about to be leaving for war. Her words to me were “Be strong and watch your back,” but the tone in her words told a very different story. I knew that my mother was just as scared as I was, but she wasn’t going to let me know it. As a Marine, I knew I had to be strong for her too.
“The hardest phone call I ever had to make was to my mother, telling her I was about to be leaving for war. Her words to me were ‘Be strong and watch your back.’ The only thing I could think about was staying alive and making it back home. After two tours in Iraq, I was able to keep my promise to my mother.”
– Brian O.
Being in Iraq was some of the longest days I have ever been through and the only thing I could think about was staying alive and making it back home to my mother. I was allowed one phone call to my mother from Iraq and I promised her that I was going to make it back, no matter what. After two tours in Iraq, I was able to keep my promise to my mother. After my military career, my mother and I stayed close. I moved to Georgia because I wanted to see more of the South. I became a police officer and enjoyed being on my own and making it through life. It got to a point where I missed my family and I wanted to be closer to them, so I moved back to Kentucky in 2012. I always wanted to go to college, but I had to wait a year before I became a Kentucky resident again.
“I know that I will never be a doctor nor will I ever travel to the moon, but having a college degree to hang on my wall will be rewarding, because I will know that I earned it.”
– Brian O.
In January of 2015, I became a full-time student at Somerset Community College. I’ve wanted a college degree to make my mother proud and to move higher in my career. I have had some of the darkest times dealing with my PTSD and my mother has pulled me out of the darkness every time and the thought of me ever letting her down would be the worst thing I could imagine. I know that I will never be a doctor nor will I ever travel to the moon, but having a college degree to hang on my wall will be rewarding, because I will know that I earned it. College is not easy nor is it cheap and student loans can add up quickly. This scholarship will help to keep those loans down. I promised my mother that I wouldn’t stop until I achieved my degree and I just want to be able to look at her again and tell her I made it, once again. Also, being out of high school for over 14 years, a college degree will be a great reward.
– Brian O.
Taylor E.’s Winning Entry
“My mother is without a doubt the strongest, most selfless person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I could only hope to be half the mother and woman she is someday.”
Excerpts from Taylor E.’s winning essay:
“I have helped to counsel two women going through a divorce; helped a homeless couple find jobs and a place to stay; built a wheelchair ramp for a close friend recently diagnosed with cancer who fell after chemo and broke both ankles; and helped raise money for a few local kids to study abroad. These are just a few of the things that my mother has given me the encouragement to pursue.”
“My mother, Linda, has always been my driving force.”
Marshall Kaufman of Kentucky’s Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC wishes to honor his late mother by offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving student. Though not financially able to continue her education after graduating from high school, Alberta C. Kaufman understood the importance of a good education. It was she who encouraged her son to continue his education and eventually attend law school. It is in this spirit of support and encouragement, that we offer The Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship.