WINNER ANNOUNCED: The winner of Rogers Law Firm 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest is Danielle Maynard. Danielle attends the University of Alaska at Anchorage. She submitted a unique, creative, and well written essay titled "Intoxicated and Intexticated Driving: It's All A Distraction." You can read her essay here.
Thank you to all applicants who applied for the scholarship!
Personal injury attorney Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm is dedicated to promoting justice for victims of serious accidents caused by the negligence of other persons or corporations. Sheadyn R Rogers is also dedicated to promoting the education of the public with respect to issues pertaining to personal injury law in order to promote safety and increased awareness of risks that exist to the general public.
With these principles in mind, Rogers Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 to one college student who wins the Rogers Law Firm 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be:
- 18 years of age or older at the time of the award (you may submit your application when you are 17, but you must be 18 at the time of the award);
- enrolled in a college or university in the United States at the time of the award;
- in good academic standing with your college or university; and
- a legal resident of the United States.
In order to win the scholarship, applicants must submit a written essay on one of the following topics:
- Large trucks and eighteen wheelers are continuing to cause significant motor vehicle accidents, injuries and death in Texas and the United States. Please analyze the severity of the issue, facts and statistics, case studies, research on the issue, laws that have been enacted or proposed in the US or Texas to deal with the issue, and/or possible solutions/safety advice/tips for the public to deal with the issue.
- Impaired and/or distracted driving (including but not limited to driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and using cell phones while driving) remains a significant issue in Texas and the United States resulting in numerous motor vehicle accidents, injuries and death. Please analyze the severity of the issue, the dangers and risks associated with impaired and/or distracted driving, facts and statistics, case studies regarding the issue, laws that have been enacted or proposed in the US or Texas to deal with the issue, and/or possible solutions and safety advice/tips for the public to deal with the issue.
- Motorcycle accidents continue to result in severe injuries and death. Please analyze the severity of the issue, facts and statistics, case studies, research on the issue, laws that have been enacted or proposed in the US or Texas to deal with the issue, and/or possible solutions/safety advice/tips for the public to deal with the issue.
All essays should be 1000-1500 words in length and should preferably be submitted in Microsoft Word or pdf format.
Applicants are not required to be a Texas resident to apply or win the scholarship; however, since Rogers Law Firm is located in Texas, the ideal essay will utilize or analyze Texas facts, statistics or laws in some way.
By submitting your essay to Rogers Law Firm, you grant all copyright ownership of the essay to Rogers Law Firm and permission of the law firm to post your essay (or portions thereof) on Rogers Law Firm's website with your name and the name of your school, and permission to share your essay (or portions thereof) on all social media and any all marketing materials of the law firm. Rogers Law Firm may publish all finalists' essays (or portions thereof), name, and name of school.
Please submit original content as plagiarism will result in the disqualification of your application. Essays will be checked by appropriate software to prevent plagiarism.
Please submit the following information to Rogers Law Firm:
- Essay, preferably in Word or PDF format;
- Your name and contact information;
- Proof of age and US legal residency (i.e. birth certificate, driver's license, or passport);
- Proof of enrollment in a college or university in the United States from your school's registrar's office.
Your personal information will not be shared with anyone except for your name and the name of your school if your essay is posted on the law firm's website and/or social media for promotional purposes. There are no fees associated with applying for the scholarship. Applicants are not requested to submit their social security number. The winner of the scholarship may be asked but is not required to send a photo to also post on the law firm's website.
Please submit your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also submit your application by mail to: Rogers Law Firm, 711 N Carancahua St., Suite 525, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
Deadlines and Payment of the Scholarship
The deadline to submit your application is: December 1, 2015.
The winner of the scholarship will then be announced and payment issued on or before January 15, 2016.
A one time, non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's university or college to be used for qualified education expenses including tuition, course related expenses, books and supplies.