First Prize: Jacob Lindstedt of Saint Charles, Illinois, a senior at Wheaton Academy. Jacob will be studying history/secondary education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
Second Prize: Lyle Lacanlale of Woodridge, Illinois, a senior at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois. Lyle will be studying civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL.
Third Prize: Nathan Armando of Schaumburg, Illinois, a senior at James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Nathan will be studying biomedical engineering Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Additionally, five participants will receive honorable mention awards:
The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are proud to offer eight scholarships to deserving high school seniors and first-year college students who author winning essays in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest.
Students who enter our contest will write one essay on the topic of distracted driving, which we explain in more detail below.
Our goal is to support students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about this important issue.
The deadline for submitting essays is Friday, April 24, 2015.
Please carefully read through our contest rules below and don’t let the submission deadline pass without taking advantage of this exciting opportunity.
Good luck to everyone!
There will be eight scholarships awarded to winning essays in the amounts of:
Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check from the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. The check will be made out to your registered school. These funds must be used to pay for school tuition and / or school-related expenses.
To be eligible for an award in our essay contest, you must be:
Additionally, you must:
Please send your application form, essay and photo by email to email@example.com by the deadline of Friday, April 24, 2015. Please use “Scholarship Essay Contest” in the subject line of your e-mail.
The essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long. Again, only one essay per student is allowed to be entered.
The essay you write must answer the question:
How serious is the problem of distracted driving among young drivers?
Your essay should:
All application forms, essays and photos must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of Friday, April 24, 2015.
The essays will then be judged by Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. The judging will be based on accuracy, grammar, style and originality. Judges will look for clear, original essays that are logically organized and well-supported.
The judges will select the top eight essays based on the above criteria. These essays will be divided into two groups:
We will notify all eight winners of their selection on Monday, May 4, 2015. On that same date, a page will go live on SalviLaw.com which displays the essays written by our top three prize winners.
For more information about the Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section. If your question is not answered, you may email email@example.com.