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Scholarship Video Contest

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer a scholarship to three deserving Illinois high school students, or college freshmen nationwide, who author a winning video essay in our fifth annual Scholarship Contest.

Students who enter our contest will record a video on the following topic: “What law or laws would you create to make the roads safer?,” which we explain in more detail below.

Our goal is to support students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about this important issue.

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!


Submissions open: August 4, 2017
Submissions close: December 1, 2017
Finalist Selection: December 8, 2017
Voting Period Starts: December 15, 2017
Voting Period Ends: January 3, 2018
Announcement of Winners: January 5, 2018


There will be three scholarships awarded to winning videos in the amounts of:

  • 1st Prize $750
  • 2nd Prize $500
  • 3rd Prize $250

See List of Previous Winners Here

Scholarship Winners

The winners of this video 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 video contest, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen,
  • Be a current high school student registered at an Illinois high school,
  • Or be a current college freshman registered at an accredited college nationwide.

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship Contest Rules by submitting a signed and scanned copy of our downloadable Application Form.
  • Upload your video to Youtube and share the link with us. The video should not be more than 5 minutes in length (only one video per student is allowed).
  • Submit a digital photo (.jpg) of yourself.

Please send your application form, a link to your video in Youtube and photo by email to scholarship@salvilaw.com by the deadline of December 1, 2017. Please use “Scholarship Contest” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Video Length / Limit

The video must be no longer than 5 minutes long. Again, only one video per student is allowed to be entered.

Video Topic

The video must answer the following question:

What law or laws would you create to make the roads safer?

Selection Process

All application forms, videos and photos must be submitted to scholarship@salvilaw.com by the deadline of December 1, 2017.

The videos 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 videos that are logically organized and well-supported.

The judges will select the top three videos based on the above criteria. These videos will be published on the site and a public voting period begins. The resulting number of votes will determine the prize amount (1st, 2nd, or 3rd).

We will notify all three finalists of their selection on December 8, 2017. On that same date, a page will go live on salvilaw.com which displays the videos of the top three finalists for the voting period to start on December 15, 2017.  The voting period will go through January 3, 2018 and the prizes will be announced January 5, 2018.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions and General Rules section. If your question is not answered, you may email scholarship@salvilaw.com.