Debra Van Horn Scholarship Expanded to Include 7th to 12th Graders


$1,000 award goes to student raised in single-parent home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 4, 2016 – Fort Lauderdale-based Van Horn Law Group, P.A. has extended the deadline for its annual Debra Van Horn College Scholarship to June 15, 2016.

Eligibility has been expanded to include 7th to 12th grade students as well as college undergraduates. The $1,000 scholarship is for current or prospective college students who were raised in a single-parent household and want to give back to the community.

Debra Van Horn is a single mother who raised Chad T. Van Horn, the founder of Van Horn Law Group. “Word of the scholarship program continues to spread, so we feel it’s very important to extend the scholarship deadline and provide ample time for all those interested in the scholarship to submit their video entry,” said Chad Van Horn, the managing partner of Van Horn Law Group.

Applicants will submit a 60-90 second video explaining why they deserve the scholarship. The video should contain a quick introduction that includes the applicant’s name, current school, and a thoughtful response to the following questions:

  • How did you overcome the hardship of growing up in a single-parent household?
  • Who or what became major parts of your support system and how did they help?
  • Why does this motivate you to pursue a career in helping others?
  • How do your interests mirror or align with Van Horn Law Group?

All of the entrants’ videos may be used for marketing purposes. The scholarship committee will select a single scholarship winner based on content, delivery, and creativity. The application is located on the Van Horn Law Group website at

Those eligible for the scholarship must:

  • be a 7th to 12th grade student or college undergraduate
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited   undergraduate institution of higher education at the time of scholarship disbursement
  • have been raised in a single-parent household
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • be an active participant in the community and in good standing at your educational institution.

One entry is permitted per person. A transcript is not necessary to include at the time of application, though the selection committee retains the right to request transcripts to confirm GPAs. The winner of the scholarship will be announced mid-July 2016.

“I’m so proud that my son has chosen to honor me in this way with this scholarship,” Debra Van Horn said. “I couldn’t be happier that we’ll be able to help a deserving student get that much closer to realizing his or her dreams.”


Van Horn Law Group, P.A. is a Fort Lauderdale-based law firm with practice areas in personal bankruptcy, corporate bankruptcy, student loan consolidation and litigation, estate planning/asset protection, LGBT estate planning/asset protection, foreclosure defense, corporate representation, debt consolidation, civil litigation, debt relief, and consumer law.

Managing Partner Chad T. Van Horn is the founding partner of the firm and a South Florida business leader. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and networking to helping people. A Florida State Bar-certified attorney, Van Horn’s many honors include the prestigious AV Preeminent ranking, the highest rating awarded to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell. 

For additional information, please call Van Horn Law Group at (954) 765-3166. The firm is located on the internet at

About Chad Van Horn

Chad T. Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people. Learn more about Chad Van Horn

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