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Local attorneys offering $5,000 scholarship

By Beth Fisher. CREATED Feb 17, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you have a student heading to college, you should know they could earn a $5,000 dollar scholarship.

Benson, Bertoldo, Baker and Carter are holding a college essay contest for the second year now.

They are asking students to write about how a lawyer can positively change the world. Last year's winner, Crawford Gates, said there's more to the scholarship than the cash.

"I feel like this scholarship has a lot of perks besides the $5,000. You get the connections. You get to meet a great group of professionals that really care about what they do in the community. And that's worth putting the time and the thought into it."

Students have another month to enter the essay contest. The winner gets $5,000 to use for tuition, books, or housing.

Attorney John Bertoldo says last year's winner continues to impress. "This is a young man who can go and do whatever he wants to do. For us, it's exciting to feel like we were a little part of that. Ten years down the road we'd like to have 10 winners and feel like we've really made a difference in at least a little part of their education."

Bertoldo said his firm would like to challenge other professionals to offer scholarships too.

Beth Fisher

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Beth Fisher is an anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas and reports on the positive news in Las Vegas.