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Plachta, Murphy Announces Veterans Scholarships Program




The law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C., understands the obstacles and concerns that are presented to our community’s veterans that now dedicate themselves to a new cause—obtaining a degree. One of the biggest problems faced is the cost of tuition, books, and the cost of living. Many vets will pull full time duty with work, raise a family, and then attend classes in the evening. In an effort to support our student veterans with the rising costs of college tuition and to honor their dedication to their country, the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. announces its inaugural Veterans Scholarships Program.


Plachta, Murphy & Associates’ goal is to provide Veterans with assistance in funding their higher education. Any veteran attending a local West Michigan college or university may be eligible for our scholarship. There are certain qualifications for eligibility.


* Applicant must be attending a local West Michigan college or university

* Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior level student as defined through credit hours at your school

* Provide copy of student ID

* Must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces with Honorable Discharge

* Submit copy of DD 214

* Must be Michigan resident with State Identification

* Application (see below for application contact)

* A brief essay (500 words or less) on why you joined the military, how it affected your life, and what your plans are after graduation.


There will be two scholarships offered annually and are one-time only scholarship awards per person. Veterans that are interested in applying need to fit the criteria above. Both scholarships will be decided by a panel of community veteran advocates. Scholarships will be awarded on August 31st, 2012. Each Scholarship award is for $500 and will be given directly to the veteran.


“In addition to the legal services we provide vets, these scholarships are one small way for our law firm to thank our veterans for their service to our country. We hope it helps!” stated Plachta, Murphy’s VA Accredited attorney, Miles J murphy III.”


For a complete application form contact Jeremy M. Johnson at 616-458-3994 or [email protected]


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