Eric Harron, a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney located in Austin, TX, is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship to one college/university student in the United States.

The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best overall essay on one of the topics below:

Essay Topics to Choose From:

  1. What traits do you have that will enhance your education and future employment?
  2. Why is there a high correlation between the level of education attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate?
  3. Why is education important?

Essay Requirements:

  • Essay must be between 500 and 1,000 words long and must fully answer one of the questions above.
  • Entry deadline is annually on August 30th.
  • Essay must be emailed to Subject line:  “Entry for The Eric Harron Law Scholarship.”
  • Please include your name and contact information within the email.
  • Please provide an official statement of your current academic status. Your school’s registrar will be able to provide you with documentation that proves your enrollment.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • The Eric Harron Law Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
  • Open to any students of any degree seeking category.
  • No minimum GPA requirement.
  • The awarded recipient shall provide proof of admission and enrollment in an institution of higher education.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.


The Eric Harron Law Scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection annually on or about September 15th..


Completed applications must be submitted no later than August 30th. Applications should be emailed to with the subject line “Entry for The Eric Harron Law Scholarship” or mailed to:

The Law Office of Eric Harron

Attn: The Eric Harron Law Scholarship

819 ½ W. 11th St.

Austin, TX 78701

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy: By applying, the applicant grants Eric Harron, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on This includes other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We’re also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Eric Harron, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Eric Harron, its agents and representatives will not sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute additional materials, please email