SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Drug Lawsuit Source is pleased to announce Karisa Lin, of Little Rock, Ark., has been named this year’s recipient of the 2021 Drug Lawsuit Source Single Parent Scholarship.
Established in 2015, the Drug Lawsuit Source Single Parent Scholarship was created to help take some of the financial burden off single-parent families who are in pursuit of higher education.
Each year, Drug Lawsuit Source — an online resource for information about different diseases and medical conditions — awards $1,000.00 to a single parent who is helping raise at least one child.
Currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Lin is double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, with hopes to attend law school in the future.
Lin celebrated four years of sobriety in 2021. Her recovery fueled her desire to work in the criminal justice field.
“I have taken my past and geared it toward wanting to help others overcome these obstacles.,” Lin said. “I want more for myself, and I want more for others.”
A mother of two, Lin is passionate about helping others overcome their addictions. If she does not attend law school, she plans to get her master’s degree in social work and help others struggling with their sobriety through substance abuse counseling.
“One thing I have learned through my recovery and having kids is that there must always be a plan B,” Lin said. “My plan B would still allow me to help people overcome their additions. Being a single mom, going to school full time, and working full time is not easy. But it is worth it.”
Each year, the DLS Single Parent Scholarship is available to one student of any age who is a single parent helping to raise at least one child, currently enrolled in a high school, trade school, apprentice school, junior college, college, university, or graduate school in the United States with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
“We’re proud to name Karisa as this year’s scholarship recipient,” Buckfire Law president Lawrence J. Buckfire said. “Her motivation and empathy to overcome the many obstacles in her own life, and the compassion she has for others is inspiring.”
The deadline to apply for the 2021 Drug Lawsuit Source Single Parent Scholarship was Nov. 1, 2021. Details for the 2022 scholarship are posted on www.druglawsuitsource.com, and applications are currently being accepted.
About Drug Lawsuit Source
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