Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, Florida personal injury attorneys, are offering a family safety scholarship to a high school senior or first year college student who writes a winning essay in our Scholarship Essay Contest.
Students will be required to create a “mock” family safety contract that highlights the importance of safety on subjects including (but not limited to) distracted driving, disaster preparedness and home security. Our desire is to help students with their educational goals while also raising awareness about the importance of creating a family plan for safety both in and out of the home.
Please note that this scholarship is offered on a semi-annual basis for both the fall and spring semesters.
The deadline for submitting an essay for the current scholarship is July 31, 2016. Carefully read the contest rules below and be sure to submit all required documents and images before the deadline in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
There will be one scholarship awarded to a winning essay in the amount of $1,500. The winner of the scholarship contest will receive a check from Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The award money must be used to pay for tuition and/or expenses related to school.
The following are required for eligibility. You must be:
- 17 years old or older.
- A current high school senior registered at a U.S. college or university OR a current first year student enrolled at a college or university.
You must also:
- Show that you have read and understand the contest rules by signing the application form and sending us a scanned copy with your signature.
- Include your original family safety plan essay (only one essay per student is allowed) including a “mock” Family Safety Contract.
Please submit your application form and essay by email to: Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com by the deadline of July 31, 2016. Please use “Scholarship Essay Contest” in the subject line of your email. All documents should be scanned and sent to the above email. No applications will be accepted through postal mail.
Essay Length / Limit
The essay must be at least 500 words and no longer than 750 words. Only one essay per student is allowed to be entered.
You must answer the following question for your essay on Family Safety. Your essay should:
- Explain the importance of creating a Family Safety Contract. (For example, why should there be an agreement with children and their parents on safety issues? What topics should be covered?)
- Tell us about a specific instance you or someone in your family would have benefitted from discussing safety and making a plan. (Did you rear end someone as a result of distracted driving? Were you ashamed or scared to tell your parents? Were you aware of proper steps to take after being in an accident?)
- Create a “mock” Family Safety Contract that you believe would help families discuss common safety issues and set guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. (For example, having a list that starts with “I will …” or “I will not …” followed by actions that either promote or compromise safety)
Your application form should be submitted to: Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com by the deadline of July 31, 2016. The essays will be judged based on originality, style, grammar, and accuracy. Judges will look for essays that are original and easy to understand as well as being organized in a logical manner that is supported with evidence. The winner will be selected on August 15, 2016.
You may email Scholarship@theinjurylawyers.com if you have additional questions.
Please remember to Complete the Application form.
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