Annual Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer
$2,500 Scholarship Fund

*Congratulations to Madison Fraker for winning the 2023 Annual Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer $2,500 Scholarship!*

At DM Cantor, our  believe in higher education, and we take pride in representing people who have been accused of DUI or criminal conduct. We understand and appreciate the importance and affect that a solid education can have on the future success of a criminal law school student. We also understand the potential difficulties of obtaining a criminal law degree because of the increasing costs of tuition, text books, and the everyday expenses regarding the necessities of life. Striving to become the (or the top lawyer in any area of practice) takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

In order to help make a college or law school education a more affordable opportunity, the Arizona DUI and criminal law firm of DM Cantor is offering a $2,500 college or law student scholarship to help current, or soon-to-be, college students ease the burden of higher education costs.

College or Law School Student Scholarship Qualifications:

To apply, each candidate is required to write a 750 word minimum essay on the topic of: “The Necessity and Value of the Presumption of Innocence and Reasonable Doubt in the Criminal Justice System”.

You will be able to enter the essay and all contact information directly into this submission page. Upon completion, simply click the ‘Submit’ button. Each applicant may only submit one (1) entry and DM Cantor reserves the right to disqualify duplicate entries. DM Cantor employees and their immediate family members are excluded from consideration.

The application deadline for the Fall/Winter Scholarship will be December 31, 2023 and the scholarship will be awarded on or before January 29, 2024, based on DM Cantor’s selection of the winner. Each essay will be equally graded on writing style, supportive facts, and the writer’s own personal thoughts/opinions, as well as technical writing ability.

DM Cantor will use a committee of lawyers to read all of the eligible entries in order to determine the winner. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $2,500 and a check will be sent directly to the college or university that is designated by the winner.

    Fill out the form below to be entered into the Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer Scholarship Fund.

    * Full Name:

    Your Current City, State & Zip Code:

    * College or University Attending or Applied To:

    * Phone:

    * Your Email Address:

    * Essay Topic: Describe, in 750 words or more, the following topic "The necessity and value of the Presumption of Innocence and Reasonable Doubt in the criminal justice system."

    “I agree that the information above is accurate and that the essay being submitted has been written by me.":Yes, I agree* (check box)

    Please submit only once. Duplicate entries will not be counted.
    * Denotes Required Answer

    *By clicking Submit, you agree to the terms below.

    Use of Scholarship Funds

    The scholarship funds may be used for undergraduate or law school tuition at a college or university. It is not required that the applicant be enrolled in an educational program at the time of his or her application. The winner will have one year from the date of the award to provide a tuition invoice from the college or university of their choice. A check for $2,500 will then be sent directly to the educational institution.

    Scholarship Eligibility

    Applicants for the Annual Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer $2,500 Scholarship must meet the criteria mentioned below.

    • Must fill out the above *Required form fields
    • You must be currently attending this semester or applying to attend for an upcoming semester to a domestic US based college or university.
    • Your full name, address, phone and email address must be submitted
    • You must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Upon receipt of submission, our staff will review the information and confirm eligibility.

    Deadline for the Scholarship

    Submission of the completed online application is required no later than December 31, 2023. Upon submission of our form you will receive a confirmation email. Please retain that email for your records.

    The scholarship winner will be notified by a representative of DM Cantor by telephone or email. We will also post the winner’s name on this page & the firm’s official Facebook page.

    Questions or Comments?

    If you have questions regarding the Fall/Winter “Strive to Be the Best Criminal Lawyer” Scholarship Program or process of application, please email

    Privacy Policy

    By applying, the applicant grants DM Cantor, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning entry on and/or Social Networks. This includes other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We’re also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

    User Communications

    When you send email communications to DM Cantor, the criminal law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. DM Cantor, its agents and representatives will not sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

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