2020-2021 The Driven Decade Scholarship

The team at Yates & Wheland places high value on engendering sense of purpose, aspiration, and work ethic within our community’s youth. Having gone through the long process of obtaining both undergraduate and law school degrees, Attorneys Allen Yates and Charles Wheland understand the importance of clearly laying out one’s future goals and foreseeing the pathway to attain them. In today’s trying times, it may prove difficult to keep our spirits high and our eyes set on our future goals. In an effort to motivate our future young leaders to continue following their dreams, Yates & Wheland is proud to offer the 2021 Driven Decade Scholarship!

This $1,000 scholarship was created to reward those in our community who have a clear vision of where they might want to end up or who they want to become. In approximately 750-1,000 words, respond to the following prompt: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Tell us about where you might live, what occupation or career you may have, or any other kind of goals you aspire to achieve within the next decade of your life, and how you might plan to get there.


  • In order to be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be a either a current high school senior or a current undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in a two to five post-secondary university for the 2021-2022 school year. The applicant must also be a legal resident of the United States living in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Employees of Yates & Wheland, their immediate family members, and any individuals living in the same residence of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to apply.
  • Students must hold at least a 3.0 GPA and concurrently be in good academic standing to be considered for this scholarship.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé with up-to-date contact information that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

The recipient of the Driven Decade Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to info@lawyeratl.com by September 30, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Yates & Wheland – The Driven Decade 2021 Scholarship Application”.

Check out our past winners here!