2024 College Scholarship Contest!

Our law firm would like to help make your life a little easier as you pursue your education! That is why we are pleased to offer Tobin Injury Law’s Annual CHAI x 66 Scholarship.

As Atlanta personal injury attorneys, we get to help people. Our job is to help individuals who are going through a tough time. This scholarship is aimed at helping a student pay for his or her education so that one day that student has the knowledge to help someone else who is going through a tough time. With that hope in mind, we are we pleased to offer our CHAI x 66 Scholarship.

What does “CHAI x 66” mean?

The word “chai” is a Hebrew word that means “life”.  Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value. The value of the letters in the word “chai” add up to the number 18.

Next, the generally accepted age of retirement, at least according to the Social Security Administration, is 66. So for many people, the idea is you work until 66 before you can retire.

The concept of this scholarship is that during your career, you should endeavor to do good and help.  So, take the numerical value of the Hebrew word for life “chai”, 18, multiply it by the age that you will likely retire from your career, i.e. 66, and you get $1,188! This scholarship will pay $1,188 toward your education at any accredited college, university, or graduate school.

How much is the Scholarship?

The CHAI x 66 Scholarship will pay $1,188 toward your education at an accredited college, university, or graduate school.

Who can apply?

Any student who is enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program anywhere in the United States.

What do you need to do to apply?

  1. Email a copy of your unofficial transcript to cheryl@tobininjurylaw.com
  2. Write an essay of ~750 words explaining what you are studying and what you are planning on doing with your education that will help others. As part of your essay, explain what the Hebrew word “CHAI” means to you.
  3. Attach to your email at least one photograph of you studying something or engaging in an activity that is enriching to you.

What are the guidelines?

  1. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2024.
  2. The winner will be announced by July 30, 2024.
  3. Please email your submission to cheryl@tobininjurylaw.com

Ben Zoma says: Who is wise? He who learns from every person. – Pirkei Avot 4:1 

Education comes in all shapes and from all sources. Everyone has something to teach. A key to growth is being open to learning from all different types of people.

Previous Winners: 

The 2023 winner was Elliot Rose of Chicago, Illinois. Elliot is enrolled in law school at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to attending law school, he was a firefighter and a police officer for many years. He is married with a family. Of the 300+ applications, Elliot was one of our oldest students who applied last year, but the dedication he described in his essay to his family, his community, and to the  neighbors in Chicago won him the scholarship! Congratulations to Elliot, and thank you to all of the incredibly gifted women and men who applied for our personal injury scholarship.

The 2022 winner of Tobin Injury Law’s Annual Chai x 66 Scholarship Award was UC Berkeley’s Ben Davis. We received hundreds of applications from some remarkable students across the nation all of whom deserved to have won. Ben’s commitment to charity, performing kind deeds, and his desire to use his education to improve the world made him stand out.

The 2021 winner of our annual scholarship was Jessie Weeks.  Jessie graduated from Weber State University in Utah and is studying law at the University of Utah Law School.  She has dreams of pursuing a career in law fighting for people who have physical and mental disabilities.

The winner from 2020 was Phillip A. Korth.  Phillip graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and is now studying medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Portions of Phillip’s inspiring submission can be found here.

This contest is brought to you by Atlanta accident lawyer Darren Tobin.