2023 Scholarship for Louisiana Students
Even when we aren’t aware of it, labor and employment laws affect many aspects of our lives. For example, most hourly workers get paid overtime for working more than 40 hours in a week thanks to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Other state and federal laws – such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – protect us from certain types of workplace discrimination and harassment.
It can be easy to take these laws for granted, especially when things are going well at your job. As employment lawyers, however, we know how important these laws become when a person is treated unfairly by their employer. If a person is unaware of their rights as a worker, it can be hard to advocate for yourself – or even know when your boss has done something illegal.
We strongly believe that everyone should know their basic labor and employment rights. To encourage young people to learn more about employment law – and to help with the skyrocketing costs of education – our law firm has established a scholarship to benefit Louisiana students.
We are pleased to announce the 2023 Robert B. Landry III, PLC Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Louisiana student who is or will be attending a college, university, or trade school in 2023. Through this scholarship, we hope to inspire young people to understand more about labor and employment laws in our country – and to help one deserving student pay for their education.
The 2023 Robert B. Landry III PLC Scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. This amount is to be used exclusively for tuition, class fees, or other educational expenses.
A check for the full amount ($1,000) will be made payable to the award recipient’s college or university. The recipient of the award is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations. Any taxes on the scholarship award are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current freshman or sophomore undergraduate or a high school senior who has accepted admission and will be attending a university, college, community college, or trade school in the Fall of 2023;
- Be a resident of Louisiana;
- Academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better; and
- Write an essay of up to three (3) pages on the topic “How Employment Laws Have Affected My Life” or “Why Employment Laws Are Important.”
Instructions for Submitting Your Scholarship Application
To apply for the 2023 Robert B. Landry III PLC Scholarship, complete the application form, which asks about your academic history. You must also submit an official high school or undergraduate transcript, and, if you are applying as a high school senior, your acceptance letter from the accredited college, university, or trade school.
You must also provide an essay up to three pages long on the topic of how employment laws have affected your life or why employment laws are important. When possible, the essay should include any specific experience that you have had with employment laws as a worker.
Applicants should email completed materials and any questions to [email protected]. All materials should be in PDF format. Please do not call the office with questions.
To apply, submit the following via email in PDF format:
- Completed application form
- Official high school or college transcript
- Copy of acceptance letter from an accredited college, university, or trade school
- A 1 to 3 page typed essay, as described above
The deadline for the scholarship application is May 31, 2023.
Robert B. Landry III PLC will notify the scholarship winner by July 2023, and the funds will be available for the fall 2023 semester.
Terms and Conditions
The selection committee at Robert B. Landry III PLC will choose the winner of the scholarship in July 2023. The decision of the committee is final. The recipient’s name may be announced via digital and print media. We may also use the names of applicants and essay submissions (whole or in part) for promotional purposes.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions about the 2023 Robert B. Landry III PLC Scholarship, email us at [email protected]. We request that you do not call our office with questions about the scholarship.
We are committed to equal opportunity for every eligible applicant. Our decision will in no way be influenced by gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age.
About Robert B. Landry III PLC
For more than 30 years, attorney Robert B. Landry III has advocated for clients in Louisiana in employment law matters. After representing employers for 14 years, Mr. Landry started his own law firm that is dedicated to the rights of individuals. This broad experience in the field gives him a unique perspective on Louisiana employment law. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, our law firm fights for the rights of employees who have suffered workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and other forms of employee misconduct. We also represent individuals in whistleblower matters, wage and hour violations, contract negotiations and disputes, and employee benefits matters.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation with our law firm, call us at (504) 345-1220 (New Orleans) or (225)-349-7460 (Baton Rouge), or contact us online at any time.