Law Student Nikalus A. Sheridan Wins Our 5th Annual Legal Scholarship for 2018
Nikalus Sheridan’s excellent performance at Grand Valley State University and inspiring essay stood out from the rest of the applicants. Even he admitted that his ” passion for law began in a time and place much different than those from which I write this statement.” After graduated from Grand Valley State University for undergraduate studies, Nikalus attended the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Like many people trying to find a career path, he realized that his passion for the medical field was lacking. It was at this time that he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. He once again attended Grand Valley State University, but his time it was for The Police Academy. He went on to finish at the top of his class and has had a very successful career as a police officer. Here is a direct quote from his essay that best describes his passion for the law:
“I have led, followed, laughed, cried, won, lost, succeeded, and failed. I’ve broken bones, shed blood, been carried helplessly out of harm’s way, dodged death, and have battled it futilely when it called on others. Through it all, one thing- the law I swore to uphold- has remained constant. This construct, that on one hand is said to represent the innate knowledge of all humans, is at the same time so abstract and complicated that its nuances are disputed exhaustively by the great minds of our society. It represents the fabric of collective human consciousness, and yet is a divisive force among individuals.”
Niklaus is attending Michigan State University College of Law and his goal after graduating is to use his experience and knowledge as a law enforcement officer to help those accused of criminal acts and give give those who may not otherwise have a voice in the criminal justice system. We would like to congratulate Nikalus and wish him the best of luck in the future. We hope that you have a long and promising career in the the legal field!
The Clark Law Office would also like to thank everyone who participated and applied for our 2018 scholarship. This was our biggest turnout as far as # of applicants and this was not any easy decision! We will be offering this scholarship in 2019 make it our 6th annual Clark Law Office Scholarship. The deadline for the 2019 scholarship is July 15th, 2019 and a winner will be announced a month later on August 15th, 2018. You can find additional information, application requirements, and criteria at our newly updated Scholarship page. Once again, thanks to everyone who participated!