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Abrahamson & Uiterwyk: Giving Back

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Erik Abrahamson
May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 | Personal Injury

Over the years, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has been proud and honored to represent thousands of injury victims. To show our appreciation for the trust the community has put in us, we began a scholarship program. Our hope is that this program will encourage students to pursue a quality education and achieve their dreams. As part of our scholarship program, we ask contestants to write an essay about safety. We receive hundreds of applicants who are interested in this program.

Scholarship Winners

Tristen Sharp and Melanie Mooney are two of the most recent recipients of the scholarship. 

Tristen Sharp

18-year old Tristen Sharp, a resident of Illinois, won our scholarship for her essay about distracted driving. Tristen was enrolled in a pre-law program and was pursuing a degree in political science at Illinois State University. Tristen hoped to attend law school in the future.

One of the things about Tristen that made her stand out from the rest of the applicants is that she had twice been the victim of a negligent driver. Tristen sustained traumatic brain injury twice in an 18-month period and followed a long road to recovery. In her essay (which can be read here) Tristen points out that all drivers have a duty to others on the road to remain focused on driving and not get distracted. In her essay, Tristen lays out a plan for combatting distracted driving. We are so proud of Tristen and wish her all the best.

Melanie Mooney

Melanie Mooney was a high school senior residing in Indiana. Melanie was a member of student government and planned to attend Purdue University when she was awarded our scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship Melanie won were asked to write a “Safety Contract” and an essay on distracted driving. Melanie’s essay stood out from the crowd. 

In her essay (which can be read here) Melanie points out the toll that distracted driving takes on our society. Melanie notes that there are different types of distractions that can impair one’s ability to safely drive and lays out a plan for learning to avoid distractions. Melanie’s essay was outstanding and helpful, and we know she has a bright future.

Notable Mentions

We have had hundreds of applications over the years, but a few students stood out, and we’d like to tell you about them.

Komel S. Patel

Komel S. Patel was a freshman at the Florida International University when she won our scholarship contest. As part of the contest, applicants were asked to create a Family Safety Contract and to write an essay about the importance of the contract. Out of hundreds of applicants received at that time, Komel’s essay (which can be read here) stood out. In her essay, Komel talked about her own experience having almost been injured in an accident while she was walking in a parking lot texting on her phone. Komel pointed out the importance of drivers and pedestrians being aware of their surroundings at all times to keep everyone safe. We are proud of Komel and we know she has a bright future.

Isaac Boulter

Isaac Boulter was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he won our scholarship contest. In his application, Isaac wrote an outstanding essay (which can be read here) on the topic of distracted driving. In his essay, Isaac included important statistics as well as personal stories. Isaac discussed the importance of not taking the risk of distracted driving as the results can be deadly. Isaac wrote an excellent essay, and we wish him all the best.

Sona Patel

Sona Patel was a student at the University of Michigan when she won our scholarship contest. Sona was an active student with a strong interest in finance. Sona and the other applicants were asked to write an essay about distracted driving. Sona wrote a compelling essay (which can be read here) encouraging people to avoid distracted driving. In her essay, Sona notes that even briefly taking your eyes off the road can lead to devastating consequences. We are proud to honor Sona and know she’ll make the most of her future.

Contact Us

At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we are proud to help our scholarship winners. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a distracted driver, you may want an experienced personal injury attorney in Tampa, Florida on your side. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have over 30 years of experience helping the injured. Contact us online or call us at 800-538-4878 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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