Empowering Others Through Education
Andrew Dressel and Chris Malikschmitt are constantly looking for ways to empower those around them. Knowing that education is the foundation from which change is built, they are excited to offer a scholarship to a committed student pursuing studies in social justice, criminal justice reform, immigration rights, or civil rights. These areas of study are important to both Andy and Chris as they strive to better the world around them through their own work.
Meet the Team
Andy and Chris are attorneys working in New Jersey. Their firm focuses on commercial litigation, cryptocurrency, outside general counsel services, appellate and litigation cases, and more. They are grateful for the education they’ve been able to receive and are excited to further the education of others.
Chris Malikschmitt lives in Central New Jersey with his wife and their three young children. When he has free time, which is rare, he enjoys reading short stories and local sightseeing as a licensed pilot.
Andrew Dressel, a life-long New Jerseyan and former social studies teacher, enjoys classical music and is an avid New York Red Bulls fan. However, he spends most of his time with his children, Charlotte and Hamilton, and his two dogs, Luna and Nova.
This award is offered twice per year, in the fall and spring semesters. It is not needs based. Applicants must:
- Be accepted, or planning to apply, to an accredited college in the United States.
- Be interested in pursuing a degree in social justice, immigration rights, criminal justice, civil rights, or another program that advances justice for others.
This scholarship provides one $1,000 award to one student for either the fall or the spring semester. The award recipient will be notified of their selection by January 31st for the 2022 Spring scholarship award.
Applications for the spring 2022 semester are now closed. Please check back for the fall 2022 application deadline.
Thank you for your interest in the social justice scholarship. Awards will be announced by January 31st for the 2022 spring semester.
I have worked with children and their families as a middle school teacher and basketball coach for the past seven years. From Brookyln to the Bronx to Chicago, immersing myself into diverse communities has essentially been at the heart of my job. Although I originally planned to attend law school immediately after graduating from college in 2012, I decided to spend a year teaching instead and genuinely enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue much longer. Besides my love for kids in general, the reason this work was so gratifying for me is because it gave me an opportunity to push, motivate, and inspire the youth who hold unlimited potential.