Giving Back

Committed to helping those in need.

Charities We Support

At Sussman Law Firm, PLLC, giving back is one of our priorities. Since 2017, we have pledged our support to Operation Smile. This charity is very dear to our hearts, as their mission is to provide much-needed repair surgeries to children who have been born with a cleft lip/palate and other facial deformities. In 2018, we also began providing support to Reach Out Orphanage Ministries (also known as ROOM). This non-profit organization provides aid to orphanages in Nepal, India, and Honduras.

Please visit Operation Smile and Room to read more about these wonderful organizations and the lives they are changing all over the world. We would be thrilled to have you as a partner in this very special endeavor, as we raise money to donate to these charities. Tax-deductible donations may be made by clicking on the links above.


2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship

2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship

Our team at Sussman Law Firm believes in empowering immigrants and first-generation individuals across the United States. Immigration is an essential and vital aspect of the US, and we want to help first-generation students work toward their educational and professional dreams. Through our Empowering Immigrants Scholarship, we aim to do just  that by giving back to a student who either immigrated to the US or is a first-generation college student.

In 750-1000 words, please share your or your family’s immigration story, what struggles you overcame, and how this story pushes you towards your educational goals.

The winner of this scholarship will receive an award of $1,000 toward their college education. All applications must be submitted by September 30th, 2023.


  • For the upcoming 2024 spring semester, the scholarship is open to all current high school students, vocational students, college students, or graduate students residing in a state or the District of Columbia that is a legal resident of the United States and enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution.
  • Students applying for this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing.
  • This competition is not open to Sussman Law Firm employees, their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and spouses), and persons living in the same households as such employees.
  • Please note that applicants in and around North Carolina may receive higher consideration when selecting a winner.

Application Requirements

  1. The candidate must submit an essay of 750-1000 words to the following prompt: 
    • Share your or your family’s immigration story, what struggles you overcame, and how this story pushes you towards your educational goals.
  2. The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their professional and academic experience.
  3. The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school
    • First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school.
    • High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

Candidates must email their complete application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to by September 30, 2023. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be emailed with the subject line “Sussman Law Firm 2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship Application.”

The 2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship recipient will be chosen in October 2023, after the scholarship deadline.

Please send any questions to

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