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The Rise Above Scholarship

We understand countless students are unable to pursue further education after high-school due to finances. With our scholarship opportunity, we hope to help make a student’s education goals possible. We believe the next generation should be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to better serve their community and encourage world-change where necessary. 

The people of our community are important to our law firm and are the reason we have decided to grant a $500 scholarship opportunity to two high-school seniors or currently enrolled college students. Education is essential in determining our society’s future.


Students who have been accepted or currently attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in North and South Carolina. 

GPA of at least 3.0.

Employees of Harris & Graves, P.A. and their relatives are not eligible to participate.


Applicants must submit their application and essay via this form.


Life isn’t about the challenges you face. It’s about how you rise above them. In a 500-750 word essay, tell us about a challenge you faced, how you overcame that challenge, and what you learned from it. 


October 23rd, 2020 – We will begin accepting applications for the Rise Above Scholarship. 

April 30th, 2021 – Application deadline. Submissions after this date will not be accepted. 

May 17th-21st, 2021 – The two chosen winners will be notified via email. 

May 24th – June 11th, 2021 – Checks will be distributed directly to the winners. We will coordinate a time with you to pick up your award! 

**The winning applicants will be announced on the Harris & Graves, P.A. social media accounts. By submitting an application, you agree to allow us to use your submission for marketing purposes.

We look forward to receiving your scholarship application!