Van Cleave Law Announces the Winner of the 2021 Striving for Justice Scholarship Award

We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applicants dedicated to promoting justice in their communities. Applicants must be currently enrolled to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States and have a current GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants submitted essays explaining how each stands up for others and fights for justice in their local community.

This year’s award goes to Meggie Royer. Congratulations, Meggie!

Meggie is a sexual assault survivor who overcame her own personal battles because of her assault and has dedicated herself to helping victims of sexual and domestic violence, so they would not have to live through the type of pain she has experienced. While attending college, Meggie volunteered at a domestic violence shelter and delivered hundreds of domestic violence presentations to thousands of people across the community. Meggie extended herself further and became a hospital-based advocate helping sexual and domestic violence victims find shelter and financial assistance as well as sharing how to create safety plans.

Realizing how writing about her experience aided with her own healing, Meggie founded and managed “Persephone’s Daughters”, dedicated to empowering abuse survivors by sharing their stories in this literary and arts journal.

After completing her undergrad degree, Meggie took a role at a statewide domestic violence coalition before deciding to pursue her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan. With her license, Meggie will look to provide substance abuse and mental health services to victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Meggie Royer is truly an inspiration, and we applaud and thank her for her tremendous dedication to helping and healing victims of abuse. Van Cleave Law is so happy to award this scholarship to Ms. Royer knowing it will provide valuable assistance in earning her graduate degree and license.

Congratulations Meggie!