Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship

scholarsThe medical malpractice that affects a patient also impacts family members; the recovery process may further resound among friends, classmates and neighbors.

For some students who enroll in college or law school, medical malpractice, an accident or injury may motivate them to seek justice for those hurt by inappropriate medical care, motor vehicle accidents and personal injury, among other misfortunes and wrongdoing.

To support the pursuit of excellence in malpractice and personal injury law, a local law firm created the Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship; it will help a student who encountered malpractice, injury, or accident, either personally or through the aftermath of death or injury suffered by a family member or friend, as she or he pursues a higher education.

The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited four year university or law school in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015.

“The challenge for recovery from malpractice, accident or injury may inspire a family member or friend of the patient or victim,” said Ethan Manning, attorney at Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC. “Our scholarship is designed to support a student who observed the devastating impact of a serious injury and is motivated to pursue a higher education,” added Manning, who is a renowned personal injury attorney in practice for more than seven years.

Applicants must submit the following by August 1, 2015:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form
  • One to three (1-3) page typed essay describing the medical malpractice case, accident or personal injury that has inspired a change in their life.
  • Official copy of high school or undergraduate transcripts, with minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • An acceptance letter from an accredited university or law school within the United States for Fall 2014
  • Proof of legal residency in the United States (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)

The Award:

  • The Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover these expenses.
  • Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.

The deadline is August 1, 2015 and the award will be announced on or about August 17, 2015

Scholarship applications may be mailed to:

Ethan Manning
Meinhart Smith & Manning, PLLC
222 East Witherspoon Street, Suite 401
Louisville, KY  40202
or emailed to


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