Nevada Scholarship

The Nicholas Wooldridge Annual Scholarship Essay Competition

Helping students deal with the increasing costs of higher education – $1000 annual reward

The Nicholas Wooldridge Annual Scholarship was awarded to Melissa Whyte by recommendation by a panel composed of Wooldridge Law Firm partners. Please see below for the new deadline of the upcoming scholarship award.

Las Vegas attorney Nick Wooldridge understands that education is the solid foundation for a productive life and success beyond just a career.

Mr. Wooldridge understands that in today’s legal climate, being innocent is not enough to safeguard individual’s civil rights. Mr. Wooldridge fights regularly to make sure that when legal mistakes happen, he is available to correct them as expeditiously as possible.

This scholarship was established to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a light on those cases.

Mr. Wooldridge has embraced Martin Luther King’s quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The civil rights leader’s words are a threat found throughout the entire garment of Mr. Wooldridge’s life, career, and daily compass.

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Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.


The Contest

Eligibility for participation expects that applicants be students of an accredited college or university in the upcoming semester. To apply, applicants must submit a 1000-word essay on this subject before 12/15/2023.

Send all applications to The winner will be announced by the second week of January, 2024. Select works will be published on our website.

The Subject

One of the cornerstones used in building America was the principle that everyone has certain inalienable rights.

When a government authority oversteps their Constitutionally limited duties, then individual rights are ignored.

When individual rights are disregarded by the state, then abuses occur, and often innocent people find themselves in prison. Some have even ended up on death row. Individuals such as:

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What Our Client are saying

When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side.

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  • David Keaton
  • Samuel A. Poole
  • Wilbert Lee

And scores, if not hundreds, of others.

These are only three of the hundreds of individuals wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Criminal defense attorneys stand as the last bulwark of justice for these people. However, too often the names of the wrongly punished are forgotten, and justice goes lacking.

The person you choose must have been found guilty, condemned to death and finally either:

  1. Been vindicated of all charges associated to the offense that put them on death row, or
  2. Had all charges associated to the crime that put them on death row dropped by the government, or
  3. Been awarded a full pardon established on proof of innocence.

Your essay should include the individual’s name, background, and, to give their story context, an overview of their case.

If the individual you choose has been released, then detail why they have been released. If they are still incarcerated, then detail why they should be released and their record wiped clean.

Scholarship Rules

Essays should be presented, as an attachment, to Nick Wooldridge. Be sure to add this information:

  • Name, address, date of birth and phone number
  • If under 18, include parent’s email address
  • Name of the college or university to be attended, and
  • The course of study that you will be following

Our staff will evaluate submissions, and the winner announced. The winning essay will be based on:

  • Substance and originality
  • Demonstrated potential for success in their field of study
  • Writing quality
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The Firm

Established in 2015 by Nick Wooldridge, a Las Vegas native, the firm embraces civil rights and their protection.

Since becoming authorized in 2004, Mr. Wooldridge has devoted his work to serving persons who need someone to aid in navigating the legal system.

Prior to hanging his shingle in Las Vegas, Mr. Wooldridge worked with Bukh and Associated in New York City, a firm which provides legal representation in some of the country’s most infamous trials including cyber crime undertakings and cases related with the Boston Marathon Bombing.