Frank Petro, senior partner at the Hamilton law firm Petro Cohen PCrecently awarded a $5,000 firm scholarship to Southern New Jersey resident Gladys Rosario, an outstanding third-year student at Rutgers School of Law in Camden.
“Congratulations to Gladys and all the candidates for their impressive work. Our partners are pleased to have chosen her as the recipient of the 2022 Petro Cohen Rutgers Law School Fellowship and were particularly moved by her essay,” said Petro. “We are proud to promote higher education, especially at Rutgers Law School, and encourage students to seek out the 2023 application next year.”
The $5,000 Petro Cohen Rutgers Law Scholarship was available to students enrolled at Rutgers Law School in Camden for the fall 2022 semester. Rosario’s submission stood out from other pending applications.
Petro Cohen’s partners considered each applicant’s academic achievements and ability to provide a compelling essay by answering two questions: “Why do you want to become a lawyer?” How can an education at Rutgers Law School better prepare you to contribute to your community in the future? »
Rosario’s essay indicated that she juggles the rigors of law school with meaningful extracurricular and volunteer work in the community.
“During law school, I made a commitment to continue serving the community as a social justice researcher, volunteer with the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project, and as a Marshall-Brennan Scholar, the latter of which provided me with the opportunity to ‘teach constitutional law to local Camden High School students,” Rosario wrote in her essay. “I am honored to give back to communities where public resources are thin because I know firsthand what it is to grow under similar circumstances.”
The Petro Cohen Law Scholarship is offered in accordance with one of the firm’s core values, which is to give back to the community. Petro Cohen PC partners value higher education for all students in New Jersey and hope that providing financial assistance through this scholarship will help students achieve their higher education goals at Rutgers Law School.