Congratulations To Our 2020 Scholarship Winners!
By Zachary Mushkatel on January 6, 2020
Our law firm was thrilled to see the talent, creativity and dedication among those who applied for our 2020 scholarship awards. We received many well-researched and thoughtful entries from high school, college and graduate students from throughout the country.
The attorneys of Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, P.L.L.C. , had asked students to provide an essay of 600 words or less or a video of two minutes or less in which they responded to the following question:
“What is your impression of law enforcement agencies’ relationships with their communities? Do those relationships need improvement? If so, how could they be improved? What solutions exist?”
We appreciate every entry that we received, and we would love to award a scholarship to every applicant. However, we had to choose only two winners. The funds which they receive will go towards their costs of pursuing a higher education.
We thank every student who submitted an essay or video and wish everyone the best as they move forward.
1st Place: Cameron Deal
I am a senior at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Arizona, which is where I’m from. I enjoy classical music, hiking, biking, running, and service. I am interested in studying economics in college next year, and I hope to go into the nonprofit sector in the future.
Read his essay here.
2st Place: Chloe Rasmussen
I am a 17 year old girl attending Lakeview Technology Academy. I am apart of the Supermileage Vehicle Club and I play softball for Kenosha Sting Fastpitch. I hope to soon study criminology at Pennsylvania State University.
Read her essay here.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.