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In 2017 it is believed that 70,237 Americans died from drug overdoses, 8.8 percent more than the rate in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driving overdose deaths are opioids such as prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl. Whitley Law Firm would like to announce they have established the Whitley Law Firm Opioid Crisis Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to support up and coming lawyers and raise the awareness of this ongoing epidemic.  


This scholarship would be awarded to a student who has an interest in and has been affected by the opioid crisis in some way. Their essay would explore the role of government in alleviating the crisis versus the role of individual responsibility.  

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be either a GED holder planning to attend college or currently enrolled in college, law school or graduate school. They also must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to show good academic standing. The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated their interest in serving the less privileged in our community.   

Application Requirements

To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates who meet the above criteria may submit their application to: with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – Opioid Crisis Scholarship” by the deadline to be considered. Please include:

  • A current resume,
  • An unofficial transcript,
  • A 1,000 word essay discussing how the opioid crisis has personally affected them and how the problem can be alleviated in their community. The essay will address the legal issues that occur at both the local and federal levels of government and suggest solutions that could be implemented at both the personal and government levels to alleviate the escalating rates of addiction.


The deadline is October 31, 2020. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Opioid Crisis Scholarship.

If you have been injured in an accident, Whitley Law Firm can help you through this difficult time, explain your options and protect your interests. We work in all types of personal injury cases including slip and fall, auto accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, social security cases and workers’ compensation matters. With offices in offices in Charlotte, Greenville, Jacksonville, Kinston, New Bern and Raleigh we represent clients throughout the state of North Carolina. To find out more, please visit us at