Legal Scholarship Award (2018)

The Louthian Law Firm is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2018).

This scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury.

Scholarship applicants must submit a sample of their writing which has previously been published in a newspaper, magazine, professional blog or academic publication. It is not necessary that the subject matter be related to the law; its primary purpose should be to inform readers.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • Commencing law school (1L) in August 2018;
  • Written an article which has been published (in print or digital media).


Applicants must submit the following by May 1, 2018:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form;
  • Copy of law school acceptance letter;
  • Copy of previously published article or link to its online location.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity;
  • Originality;
  • Ability to clearly convey a complex message.


The Louthian Law Firm Scholarship is a $1,000 award. We will notify the successful applicant by June 15, 2018. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the applicable law school and mailed by August 1, 2018, to help defray the recipient’s tuition costs and other expenses. The recipient is expected to abide with current tax laws.

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More About The Louthian Law Firm

For more than a half-century, the personal injury lawyers at the Louthian Law Firm have been committed to providing representation for the citizens of South Carolina. Bert Louthian joined his father, Attorney Herb Louthian, after graduating from the University of South Carolina law school in 1983, and they now form a father and son legal team focusing on personal injury law. Our law office is located just blocks from the South Carolina State House, the state Supreme Court and the University of South Carolina School of Law.


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Application Materials

#1: Upload Law School Acceptance Letter [PDF]:

#2: Link to Published Article or Upload Published Piece of Content [PDF]:

Fine Print

By submitting an application, the applicant grants the Louthian Law Firm permission to use the applicant’s name, school, and photo in marketing platforms. This can include, but is not limited to, the Louthian Law Firm’s website, social media accounts, press releases, or other publications.