Klotzman Law Firm Annual Scholarship

Scott Klotzman is incredibly passionate about holding insurance companies accountable for their actions. When he was younger, Scott wanted a career where he could help people and make a difference, and that’s what he has discovered as Founder of the Klotzman Law Firm.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, Scott worked at a high-profile law firm in New York City. It was during this time that he decided to go to law school. Scott attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he not only received his law degree but also met his amazing wife, Nancy.

Scott moved to Florida and began working for some of Florida’s largest insurance companies. After being battle-tested as an insurance defense litigator, he now exclusively assists property owners in disputes with their insurance companies. The experience gained while working for the insurance companies gives Scott a unique perspective when evaluating your case. His team jokes with him often that he is like a dog with a bone, he never gives up, no matter what, because he takes great pride in achieving unthinkable outcomes for his clients.

Owning a law firm does not give Scott much time to kick back, but he would do anything for his wife and two boys. Scott makes the time to spend with his family, whether enjoying the Florida sunshine at the beach, taking in art festivals or traveling, he wants them to have a wonderful life and be able to look back someday on the incredible experiences shared as a family. Scott’s passion is live music. He’s been following the band Phish since 1996, traveling to their concerts all over the United States, meeting so many fascinating people and seeing all that this beautiful country has to offer.

Who Should Apply

This award seeks students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants are encouraged to apply in fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented: science, math, engineering, technology, business, and law. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school during the current calendar year in which they applied for the scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Klotzman Law Firm.

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the current calendar year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM CST on the final day of the calendar year. The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.


Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards.

Start by asking a teacher, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments.

A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for this scholarship but also distinguish himself/herself from the rest of the applicants. It is suggested for you to review our website, all of the scholarship criteria, and write a thoughtful, informative essay.
The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year for which the scholarship was applied. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.
Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.
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