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Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

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2021 Access to Justice Scholarship Recipient Announced!

Congratulations to Aurora Rose

Recipient of the 2021 Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

2021 Access to Justice Scholarship Recipient Announcement

Prospective University: Warren Wilson College

Major: PsychologyExpected Graduation Date (High School): May 2021

Expected Graduation Date (University): May 2024

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Anita Thompson
Anita Thompson
★★★★★ 9 days ago
Upsolve was my answer to filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I couldn't afford an attorney and I was able to fill out the forms on my smartphone. It was explained in an easy-to-use format for the everyday lay person. This software is free to use and has YouTube videos as well. I highly recommend using Upsolve if you cannot afford an attorney.
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David
David
★★★★★ 10 days ago
I just had my 341 Meeting on May 5th at 10:30 am. The trustee first asked me to be sworn in by standing and raising my right hand. It was a little weird getting out my car, standing and raising my hand because I had to work that day, but I did so. I had to confirm my name for the record and have I read the bankruptcy information sheet; did I my petitions, and am I the one that signed then. Then the yes or no questions started exactly like the Upsolve 341 Meeting video. Have I filed bankruptcy before; my marital status; length of time since my divorce; do I owe alimony or child support; am I renting; place of employment; do I own a car; how much did I pay for it; have I ever owned real estate; view and verify the information on my tax form; have I listed all creditors. The trustee then said that he needed no further information, and there is nothing more I need to do and this concludes the meeting and I can hang up and finally breathed. The meeting lasted about 15 to 20 minutes! Now I’m waiting for the 60 days to be over, and pray that there truly is nothing more for me to do. Thank you so much Upsolve for being there for me, and for the chest compressions when the stress seemed a little too much at times. Your platform has truly been a blessing. I couldn’t have done this on my own. My prayers to everyone! Remember to breathe. One final thing. The questions that are asked by the trustee are not verbatim. They are similar. Just listen carefully and answer.
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Franky Gonzalez
Franky Gonzalez
★★★★★ 11 days ago
I was kinda scared at first to use with recommendation from local pro bono legal service told me use this service to file. I took me a few months to finally file. finally did it and what a huge relief. the community in general is very helpful.
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About Upsolve

Upsolve is a national 501(c)(3) legal services nonprofit. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers access Chapter 7 bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

The Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

At Upsolve, we know just how important students are for ensuring a future legal system that’s equitable and accessible. Upsolve itself started as a university project, relying on university professors for mentorship and students for team members. 

To encourage students to brainstorm ideas for changes they’d like to see, we’ve set up a scholarship. We aim to encourage students to focus on ways they think our society can improve access to justice. We welcome a two-page essay on your ideas for the future by email.

The essay that we find most inspiring will receive $2,500, awarded by June 1, 2021. To apply, please email scholarships@upsolve.org by March 31, 2021. 

Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship Criteria

In order to be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current high school senior, a full-time college student, or a graduate student;

  • Must apply via email and provide their name, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year;

  • Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;

  • Provide their application (a 500 to 1,000 word essay on your ideas for a more equitable legal system) by March 31, 2021.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our scholarship coordinator Ivetty Estepan at ivetty@upsolve.org



Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.