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2019 Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship

Thomas Soldan, Attorney at Law is an avid trail runner, local-sports team supporter and is passionate about the development of healthy communities. Through the use of sustainable resources and food-access programs like Meals on Wheels America or local farmers markets, cities and counties across the country are able to provide nutrition and activities to foster vibrant and growing communities. The success of these programs, however, relies on the continued dedication and stewardship of educated, motivated individuals.

Uniquely motivated people are key to important local health initiatives like access to clean water or opportunities in community-level sports and outdoor events, a fact Mr. Soldan recognizes. A former collegiate baseball player who maintains an active passion for the game, he has personally devoted ample time and energy into these issues, and constantly strives to create pathways for others to do the same.

To further champion the cause of developing healthy communities, Mr. Soldan is investing in the future and has offered a scholarship of $1000 to any student in a post-secondary education seeking means to encourage sustainable and local health-initiatives in his or her own community.

Scholarship Eligibility

This scholarship is open to a student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED. The scholarship candidate must possess a proven record of interest in healthy communities through past and present volunteer, professional, or educational experiences. All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, maintaining a cumulative average grade of a B (3.0 GPA).


  • A resumé,
  • A current official transcript
  • A 500-word statement identifying the applicant and her or his past and future dedication to healthy communities and sustainable initiatives. The personal statement should make clear how the candidate would use his or her continued education to champion accessible health- and local-activities programs.


The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 30, 2019

Please send your completed materials in one email to scholarships@virginialawfirm.net with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – Name of Scholarship” by the November 30th deadline to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship.

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