the Law Office of James D. Owen, LLC Troublemaker Scholarship

Do you have a reputation as a troublemaker? Maybe you’ve had a run-in with the law, or maybe you’ve become known for getting into trouble at school.

As criminal defense attorneys, we believe in giving people second chances. Every day, we work with good people who may have made some bad decisions. Getting into trouble doesn’t devalue someone as a person.

If you’ve been described as a troublemaker, don’t let that unhelpful label stop you from dreaming big and achieving your goals.

The Troublemaker Scholarship

Because we fully believe in the power of individuals to rise above a troubled past, we’ve created the Koenig & Owen Troublemaker Scholarship. Our goal is to help you move past your reputation, get your education and make your dreams come true in the future.

We’re offering this $1,500 scholarship to high school seniors in the Columbus, Ohio, area who would describe themselves as so-called “troublemakers.”

Scholarship Details

To apply, you’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • You’re a U.S. citizen, or you’re authorized in another way to work in the United States.
  • You’re a high school senior in Columbus or Franklin County, Ohio.
  • You have been accepted to college and will attend your first undergraduate year in fall 2017.

To apply, you’ll need to submit the following by July 17, 2017:

  • A completed scholarship application form.
  • An essay that is one to three typed pages in length describing how you developed a reputation as a troublemaker, how it has affected your life, and how you plan to shed that reputation in the future.
  • A copy of your official and complete high school transcript.
  • A copy of your acceptance letter from an officially accredited university in the United States.
  • Proof of your status as a legal resident in the United States in the form of a passport, birth certificate, permanent resident card or other official identification.

The $1,500 scholarship award can be used only for university tuition and related expenses. Once a winner is selected, a check for $1,500 will be made payable to the recipient’s university to cover approved expenses. The scholarship recipient is expected to submit receipts as required by IRS regulations.

Scholarship Deadline

Your completed application must be submitted no later than July 17, 2017, in PDF format to Please do not call the law firm.

We look forward to receiving your application.