Keches Law Group has selected Ronan Folan of Weymouth, MA, as the 2021 Keches Cares Scholarship contest winner!
Ronan is a 2021 Weymouth High School graduate and will be heading to Brown University in the Fall. He plans to pursue veterinary medicine. Moreover, Ronan will be joining Brown’s track and field team, where he will compete in shot put and discus.
The Keches Cares Scholarship
Keches Cares™ is Keches Law Group’s non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The charity’s mission is to raise funds for a variety of local causes. For example, Keches Cares supports community programs and families impacted by tragedies.
In addition, each year, Keches Law Group awards a $1,500 scholarship to one deserving recipient. The firm strongly believes a good education is a factor of future success. Financial hurdles prevent many from pursuing their dreams.
The scholarship application asks candidates to write a unique response to an essay prompt in 500 words or less. Then, the review panel reads each entry and votes on which they think is best. For instance, the panel judges applications based on meeting all the submission criteria and the essay’s overall quality.
The 2021 Keches Cares Scholarship essay prompt asked, “With the world enduring a global pandemic, racial tensions escalating, a crisis of confidence in our government, and the influence of media on society, we are surely living in some unprecedented times in this country. What, in your opinion, is the single greatest issue facing America today and what do you recommend be done to combat it?”
This year, the Keches Law Group review panel selected Ronan’s submission and elected him the 2021 Keches Cares Scholarship winner. Accordingly, Keches Law Group will pay Brown University $1,500 towards Ronan’s tuition on his behalf.
A panel of Keches Law Group employees selected Ronan after a lengthy review.
Ronan’s essay submission discussed a variety of critical socio-political issues. For example, he placed particular emphasis on mass incarceration and prison reform. Additionally, he explained his belief that education is the best way to combat America’s statistically high incarceration rates and abundance of racial injustices.
“America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, as nearly 1 in every 32 adults is under some form of criminal justice control. Of those, 38.6% are black, while only 13.4% of the American population is black. Once imprisoned, the justice system consistently fails to focus on reform, causing many people to end up incarcerated once again when they are released,” read’s Ronan’s essay, “Educating people on the weaknesses that our nation has will allow them to work amongst their communities to eradicate them, and elect officials who are willing to make moves in order to diminish these problems nationwide.”
To read the entirety of Ronan’s essay, click here.
Impact of the Keches Cares Scholarship
“This scholarship will go a long way in my dreams of becoming a veterinarian,” explains Ronan, “While I am in college it will be difficult to get a job as I will have to be balancing the academically challenging ivy league course load while being a student-athlete. Having a scholarship such as this will allow me to stress less about the financial demands that 4 years of undergraduate school and another 4 years of veterinary school provides me with, and let me focus more on other activities I enjoy such as participating in the Boy Scouts or volunteering within my community.”
From all of us at Keches Law Group, congratulations, Ronan! We wish you all the best as you embark on this new and exciting academic venture.
Donating to Keches Cares
Keches Law Group and our attorneys have a long history of community involvement and charitable causes in Massachusetts and beyond. We’re not just attorneys; we’re your neighbors too!
For this reason, the firm is committed to making a positive impact through leadership and volunteer roles in various organizations along with corporate and personal charitable contributions.
Know of an organization that could use our help? Let us know!
For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Keches Cares page on our website.