Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship
Welcome to the Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship.
Note: The last date for submissions was May 10, 2020. We will open next year’s scholarship in January 2021.
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. Two students will be awarded $1,000. Apply now! To learn more about Alberta C. Kaufman, watch this short video and hear from her son Marshall and husband Marshall. If you apply for the scholarship, let us know what you think about the interview and what was said about Alberta in your application Introduction.
- 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 $1,000; nonrenewable to be paid directly to college or university admissions office
Deadline: May 10, 2020 – Please check back in January 2021 for next year’s scholarship.
Check our Facebook page to find out who has been awarded the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship on May 22, 2020.
Marshall Kaufman and Cara Stigger
More About Alberta C. Kaufman:
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:
Attorney, Marshall Kaufman, discusses the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship with John Ramsey of WAVE 3 Listens. Students in Kentucky and Indiana are encouraged to apply.
2020 Scholarship News:
We are grateful for the students that applied for the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship. Your essays were extremely moving and it was difficult to make this decision. We wish all of the applicants our very best and encourage you to pursue your dreams.
Marshall Kaufman and Cara Stigger
Congratulations to Destiny T., 2020 graduate of Southwestern High School in Somerset, Kentucky! She shared how her family has faced major challenges, but they have encouraged her to further her education. Destiny has a heart for missions and works at a restaurant. She plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall.
Congratulations to Morgan A., 2020 graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky! She shared how her mom and a middle school teacher encouraged her to further her education despite a lot of adversity. She plans to help her mom this summer with her business and attend Northern Kentucky University in the fall.
2019 Scholarship News:
We are so grateful for the many students that applied for the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship. Your essays and efforts were extremely moving. It was wonderful to hear from so many students across Kentucky and Indiana. We wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors and encourage you to continue to pursue your dreams. We made our final selection and have awarded two $1,000 scholarships to the following students:
Congratulations to Autumn W., 2019 graduate of Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky! She shared how her maternal grandparents have been positive role models in her life. Autumn sees her mom as an inspiration and tries to do what she believes her mom would have wanted her to do. Autumn works to pay for car insurance an other expenses and plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall.
Congratulations to Gracie E., 2019 graduate of Scottsville High School in Allen County, Kentucky! She shared how her parents are both educators and have been positive role models in her life. Gracie appreciates how her family sacrificed and worked through family challenges. She plans to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher.
2018 Scholarship News:
Haley E. 2018 graduate of Larue County High School shared how her sister was a positive influence and role model in her life.
Emma C. 2018 graduate of Woodford County High School shared how her grandmother’s strength, courage and determination inspired her.
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 2017…
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. Please 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.”
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
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 $1000 scholarship to two deserving students. Alberta C. Kaufman understood the importance of a good education. She was not financially able to continue her education after graduating from high school. Alberta did work to learn new skills to support herself. It was Alberta who encouraged her son to continue his education and attend law school. It is in this spirit of support and encouragement, that we offer The Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship.