We’re happy to announce our 2022 winner, Sage H.! She wrote a fantastic essay about helping her friend through tough times and the importance of tackling issues at the local level through kindness. To learn more about Sage, please visit our scholarship winner’s page!

For more information about this opportunity, please see below:

We never know what someone is going through in life. That is why we believe in treating everyone with kindness and compassion. 

At Debbie Taussig Law, LLC, we make sure to approach all of our clients with the compassion that they deserve. To celebrate and promote compassion, we want to hear from students on how they feel about compassion and ways that they show compassion to those they cross paths with, whether that be someone close to them, a stranger or, maybe a more demanding relationship. What are some important life lessons that you have learned from compassion? 

We are proud to announce a scholarship to assist people who believe in moving through their life with compassion. In 750-1,000 words, tell us about a time where you showed compassion toward someone and what life lesson you learned through this exchange. The winner of this award will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Examples can include community service work, school leadership positions or any other expression of compassion with those around you.


  • The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2022 fall semester.
  • Employees of Debbie Taussig Law, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition. 
  • Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell us about a time where you showed compassion towards others, and what important life lesson(s) you learned.
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of The Debbie Taussig Compassion Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

Thank you for your interest in the Debbie Taussig Compassion Scholarship! The deadline for this scholarship was February 28, 2022. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.