Each year Montlick & Associates proudly awards one outstanding Atlanta high school student with an opportunity to attend the Washington Workshops’ Congressional Seminar as part of the “Future Leaders of America” scholarship program. The scholarship covers the scholars’ round trip airfare, tuition, room and board and transportation in and around Washington to attend the workshops and study national politics and government over the summer break. Attending the workshops is an opportunity of a lifetime for young scholars wishing to pursue a career in law or public policy. Students hear from guest speakers on the Legislative Branch and Federal Government, meet U.S. Senators and Representatives, visit the National Mall, Mount Vernon, The Pentagon, and the memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C. and receive valuable hands-on learning through Legislative Case Studies and The Model Congress Simulation.
Since 2013, the firm has partnered with the Fulton County Superior Court committee to identify and award students with the Montlick & Associates Scholarships. “We are delighted to continue our commitment of giving back and sponsoring the 'Future Leaders of America' scholarship program. We are so proud of all the winners and their accomplishments, and hope the experience they gain at the workshops in Washington D.C will leave a deep and lasting imprint on their future career,” said David Montlick.
Below are previous winners and a testimonial from our 2015 Scholarship recipient. Learn more about the Washington Workshops.
Natalie Peek, Riverwood International High School
Ellen Bowers Murray, Riverwood International Charter High School
Madeleine Sibert, Riverwood International Charter High School
Jonathan White, North Springs Charter High School
My trip to Washington D.C. was an amazing experience that provided me with many opportunities. Not only was I able to visit all the museums and memorials that Washington D.C., I was able to attend the Supreme Court and sit in on a session of Congress where they discussed voting on a bill. Furthermore, I had the chance to meet and talk to my representative, Tom Price.
Washington Workshops provided us with many speakers who spoke on a variety of issues that currently affect us, and the program chaperones were very knowledgeable about the city. It was interesting to be in Washington D.C. after I had just completed my year-long AP U.S.
History course as well as my AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Comparative Politics courses. The information I learned from these courses gave me a lot of perspective when I visited the museums and memorials and when I listened to the various speakers. I am very grateful for this experience because not only did I fun, but I also came out of the experience a much more politically informed person.
Ellen Murray, Montlick & Associates 2015 Scholarship Recipient