Bankruptcy Education Scholarship for College Students

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Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the Georgia college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on why student loans should be dischargeable in bankruptcy just like any other type of unsecured debt. 

Our Scholarship Aims To Accomplish Three Goals:

  • Provide financial aid to a college student
  • Encourage students to explore the role bankruptcy lawyers play in fighting for justice, defending consumers, helping consumers get a fresh start, and encouraging people everywhere to think about benefits of an efficient bankruptcy legal system.
  • Inspire students to pursue a career in any legal field.

How To Enter for the 2020 year:

  • Record a two- to four-minute video arguing why Congress should change the bankruptcy laws to allow student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
  • Publish the video to your YouTube channel.
  • Title the video Kellycanhelp Bankruptcy Law Scholarship Contest and Include this link in the description.
  • Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
  • Send a direct message to our law office facebook page with a link to the video.
  • email with a link to the video.
  • The scholarship is only available to Georgia residents.

All submissions are due by December 1st, but applications are accepted year round. The winner will be chosen and notified in late December. Please note that we will change the topic every year. The winning check must be made payable to your college institution.

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"Jeff and his team do great work. They are fast and easy to work with. I would suggest working with them if you need to file for bankruptcy. Thanks Kelly Law Group!"

Tom L.

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Mary A.

"This law office was great in helping me with my bankruptcy. My car was repossessed and I didn't know what to do. I called them and they set up a appointment to meet the next day. We met the next day and within a hour they made all my worries and stress that I feeling go away. And a few days later I had my car back. They are awesome."

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"Out standing personalized service. Jeff treats like family."

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"Our experience with Mr. Kelly's office was more than helpful. They were there for us as they answered every question, and helped us along the way. They never called or bothered us, but were always there if we needed them. Would definitely recommend them to anyone needing their services..."

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"This was the easiest experience I've ever had while doing something I didn't have a clue about! They kept their promises and made it POSSIBLE for us to keep everything we have while other lawyers told me that would be IMPOSSIBLE! I wouldn't waste time anywhere else! These guy's are the best!"

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"Thanks to the attorney office the process was easy and smooth."

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They were very helpful and professional. Made it a very smooth process and kept me informed about everything. Would highly recommended them to anyone. Thank you

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"Keep you up to date on everything easy to talk to."

Gary D.

"Over all the processes was simple, and would recommend them for anyone to use."

Kin W.

I think the world and a mile of Jeff. As far as Jeff is concerned, I don’t just consider him my lawyer, he is a friend. He and his staff go above and beyond anything you could expect out of a firm. They are excellent. If you want more than just an attorney that shows up to court, Jeff Kelly is the way to go. He is not about the money, he is about helping people, and Jeff Kelly helped me an awful lot. I have known Jeff for about 9 years, back when he worked for Fuller & McKay. Though he did not have his own firm at the time, he still went above and beyond his call of duty to help me in any way that he could. I would refer him to anyone."

Robert J.

"Thanks to Jeffrey Kelly Law Office I am back up on my feet. They help me to get out of a difficult situation and start new life out of debt."


"I would love to just tell you THANK YOU!! Without your help my family would have been destitute. Now that my case has been completed successfully, it is the biggest RELIEF to not have to wonder how to make ends meet."

Angela W.

"Extremely professional. Helpful and knowledgeable every step of the way. Make you comfortable from the get go and never make you feel like they are judging you. Each and every person I talked to was so nice."

Lynn S.

"I just wanted to thank you for your help with my bankruptcy. I imagined it would be a horrible process to go through, but with your help it went better than I could ever have imagined. I wish I did not have to declare bankruptcy, but ultimately I could not keep up payments and depleted everything I had to try to keep up. So, this nightmare is over, but with your help it made the bankruptcy process itself – painless. Again, thank you for all of your help and for being available to answer questions."


"Best folks around!! They work the client!"

Jessica C.

"They made my experience very easy."

Dustin S.

"Our attorney is the brightest, smartest, most compassionate, wonderful man on the planet earth. Mr. Kelly rescued my husband and myself just as we were going under for the third and final time. We were retirement age, and both of us had worked two jobs for over forty years each. We took care of our mother’s which allowed both to live comfortably until their deaths, we educated our daughter through graduate school, and we managed to build a home on some acreage. Just right before we had everything paid off, I fell down at work and broke my knee, and then I had a stroke. Jeffrey Kelly saved us!"

Deborah G.

"Mr Kelly was very professional and charming. He explained everything, took time for me to decide the right course to take in my situation. He is also funny I would recommend him to anyone looking for an honest attorney who has a heart."

Dyann R.

"The attorney I spoke with was very kind and professional. I do not have much debt (being 27) and he gave me all the options of bankruptcy and consolidation. Knowing how bankruptcy can affect your credit he was very candid about the options and wanted me to really think about my decision. He wasn't just looking for new business and seemed to genuinely care. I would definitely recommend this firm for anyone considering filing bankruptcy."

Michael M.

"Great bankruptcy law firm!"

James B.

"It took a lot to meet with a bankruptcy attorney to file our Chapter 13 in 2009. I was embarrassed. I did not want to file for bankruptcy. When I met with Jeff, he treated my wife and I like longtime friends or relatives, not like clients. I have talked with hundreds of attorneys in my many years of law enforcement, and they are usually straight forward and to the point. Jeff went above and beyond what I had always thought an attorney to be. He was respectful of our situation. They always say the good Lord never gives you more than you can handle, and our plate was full. It was such a relief to speak to someone who has our happiness and well-being in mind. The Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly was the best decision that I could have made. I would refer them in a heartbeat."


"They really helped me to feel comfortable and explained everything in detail and made sure I understood the process from start to finish. I recommend them highly. Thank you guys."

Mickey J.

"Although I've never filed bankruptcy with this firm, I do know that the attorneys at this firm are honest and caring in everything that they do. I know Jessi personally and she is always polite, positive, and professional. If I could give more than five stars to this firm, I would, as I know that this firm goes above and beyond for their clients. I see first hand how hard and how late the Law Office of Jeff Kelly will work to get the best possible outcome for their clients. Highly recommend to anyone in need of debt relief."

Josh G.

"Absolutely the best people around. Love the fact that they went over everything to ensure it was in our best interest to file. Love knowing that they helped us make every choice that was best for us. Most places just want you to file so they make money, however that was not the feeling i got here! They wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing! Jessi made of process so easy and painless. I made several calls and visit in the last 6 months and every single one was pleasant! They all treat you with respect! Thank you all!"

Jessica C.


Congratulations to our 2019 $1000 college scholarship winner. Click this link to watch her winning video.


Congratulations to our 2017 $1000 college scholarship winner Maria Sanders. Click this link to watch her winning video.