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2018 Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship Winners

Each year, the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers give back to the community through financial aid scholarships as support to single mothers attending college. Our law firm understands the difficulty of a single parent continuing their education while providing care for their family.

Since the program’s inception, the firm has provided more than $30,000 in scholarships to women enrolled in college and law school and other deserving people.


Our law firm is pleased to congratulate Sydnie Smith and Jean Ferguson as this year’s winners of our two $1000 Annual Single Mother Scholarships. Sydnie and Jean were among many talented, hard-working students whose efforts to improve their family’s lives through dedication, good study habits and determination that made picking the winners challenging. Our firm thanks and applauds all our applicants and finalists for their efforts.

Sydnie Smith

Sydnie Smith returned to school at Saint Anthony’s College of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois to become a nurse after graduating from Vanderbilt University in May 2018. Sydnie credits her problem-solving abilities, resilience, and love for her young son to realize her goals of succeeding as a student, mother, and nurse.

At 21 years old, Sydnie was busy in school, unwed, and pregnant. Once her son was born, Sydnie’s ‘desire to succeed’ transformed into an ‘obligation to achieve her goals’ to ensure both their needs were met. While the struggles to overcome fear and stress seemed insurmountable, Sydnie’s problem-solving abilities began flourishing. Since becoming a maternal caregiver, she and her son have learned to “adapt, survive, and fix whatever problem comes our way.”

Jean Ferguson

jean ferguson 2018 single motherJean Ferguson transferred to Texas A&M University from her local community college and is considering working for a nonprofit organization or the local City Parks Department upon graduation. Jean has a four-hour driving commute to the University every school day. She began her college adventure with a dream of becoming a Park Ranger and is now focused on the goal of graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

Jean credits her continuing success to her love a family especially her teenage daughter and preteen son that holds their family together as a single mom. Although ending a long marriage was difficult, Jean began moving forward by taking responsibility for herself and her children and has given back to her community as a Girl Scout Leader to connect with others using nature.

Every applicant for the Single Mother Scholarship completed and submitted an application form along with a typed essay and their school transcripts for consideration.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is an Illinois-based personal injury law firm representing victims who have been injured through the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others. Our law firm handles injury and accident matters including vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, harm from bad medications, premises liability including slips and falls, animal attacks and other forms of personal injury.

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