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Scholarship Contest: Frequently Asked Questions

The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., is pleased to offer three scholarships to deserving school students who create a winning video essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Contest.

The following are answers to questions you may have about the competition:

I am a foreign student. Am I eligible?

No. Students enrolled in foreign schools are not eligible.

I am an international student. Am I eligible?

If you are an international student enrolled in an approved institution you are eligible.

What about legal status? I am an immigrant and/or I don’t have a Social Security number. Am I eligible?

Winners must provide a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. for issuance of a 1099 Form where appropriate.

I just finished my last school class. Am I eligible?

You are eligible up until your graduation date.

Can I make more than one video? 

No. You are allowed to submit only one video.

Who chooses the winners?

A combination of judges and voters will choose the winners. Here is how the selection process will work:

All application forms, videos and photos must be submitted to scholarship@salvilaw.com

The videos will initially 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.

Why do I need to submit a digital photo of myself?

We would like to run students’ photos and their brief bio information when we announce the winners.

How Do I submit my video?

Please upload the video to youtube and send the link to the video with your signed and scanned application form, and a digital photo of yourself to scholarship@salvilaw.com with “Scholarship Contest” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Must I have any personal experience to write on a topic?

No. However, we have noted that students may choose to share their own experiences in the video if they believe it is relevant the topic.

May I include accounts of people I know who have first-hand experience with the topic?

Yes. However, you must first obtain written permission from the person if you use the name of a real person or any of their personal identifying information.

What type of permission?

We cannot provide legal advice. You are solely responsible for the appropriateness or legality of your video. However, as a courtesy, we remind you that if you are writing about other people, especially concerning their personal health challenges, and you place that information on the Internet, privacy laws may apply. Please speak to a lawyer if you are unsure what you must do.

Can the firm use my video?

Yes. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., reserves the right to use, reproduce or distribute as it sees fit in its sole discretion any submissions that the firm receives in this contest, although the student retains the right to use the video for his or her own purposes as well.

Also, by accepting a prize, winners grant to Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., the right to edit, publish, copy, display and otherwise use the video in connection with this contest and to further use their names and biographical information in promotional materials without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Do You Have Additional Questions? Simply Contact Us

If you have any additional questions about the Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship Contest, please email scholarship@salvilaw.com.