The Crepeau Mourges Tax and Business Law Scholarship

In support of young scholars interested in the demanding challenges and opportunities inherent in two of the most nuanced areas of American law, Crepeau Mourges proudly announces its sponsorship of a new scholarship. The Crepeau Mourges tax and business law scholarship application process is now open to those interested in pursuing educational opportunities grounded in the study of tax and/or business law.

The genius Albert Einstein once mused that, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” While there are obviously more complicated subjects that humans are forced to grapple with, tax law is unquestionably complex. Similarly, multifaceted business law matters cannot be approached casually. As a result, lawyers who specialize in tax and business law must be driven, focused, and eager to embrace nuanced challenges in which moving a single decimal point correctly or incorrectly could influence the outcome of an entire case. Our firm is eager to support the educational ambitions of those individuals who are simultaneously dedicated to these demanding areas of practice and to effectively serving both the individuals and businesses weathering complex challenges related to these areas of the law.

Crepeau Mourges will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Junior/Senior in high school, and to a student pursuing college or an advanced degree of any type. Those awarded these scholarships must meet the eligibility and selection criteria outlined below.

Eligibility and Scholarship Selection Criteria

To be considered, applicants must demonstrate that their experience fulfills the following eligibility requirements and selection criteria:

  1. This scholarship is offered to high school Juniors and Seniors, as well as any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States.
  2. The scholarship candidate must possess an interest in studying tax and/or business law. This interest may be demonstrated by relevant life experiences, past and/or present volunteer experiences, educational experiences, and/or professional experience.
  3. The scholarship candidate must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Please note that the scholarship funds can be applied to tuition, room and board, books, and/or other fees, at the high school, community college, undergraduate, or graduate program where the student is currently enrolled or will eventually be enrolled, provided that the program in question is accredited and located within the United States. 

Scholarship Application Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit the following documentation:

A current resume 

A current unofficial transcript from the applicant’s high school, college, or university.

An essay (1,000 word limit) responding to one of these prompts:

  1. A prominent business owner has discovered that one of their high-profile products is defective and potentially dangerous. To-date, no one has been harmed by the product, to the company’s knowledge. The company risks massive legal liability if the defect isn’t disclosed and anyone is harmed. The company is guaranteed a financial and public relations nightmare if they voluntarily recall the high-profile product. How do you begin to advise them about these binary options?
  2. Should tax lawyers make a special effort to inform their clients in re: any ethical dilemmas that their tax choices may pose? (For example, that placing assets in offshore accounts to decrease tax burdens may also harm the local economies where their businesses operate.) Why or why not?
  3. What inspires you to study tax and/or business law and what do you plan to do after pursuing further study of this subject matter? 

The Crepeau Mourges – Tax and Business Law Scholarship winners will be announced in June of 2022.

Scholarship Application Instructions

Scholarship applicants should submit required documentation via email to scholarship@usataxlaw.com. The official submission deadline for all application materials is May 31, 2022.