Congratulations To Our 2019 Scholarship Winners!!
The attorneys of Englander Peebles were highly impressed by the research and creativity that went into the essays and videos that we received in our 2019 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition. After reviewing all of the entries, we have selected two students to receive our scholarship awards totaling a combined $1,500.
We held the contest in the spring. It was open to any U.S. student or international student studying in the U.S. who was enrolled in high school (junior or senior), college or graduate school. We asked students to respond to this prompt: Do you own a smartphone? How does it affect your daily activities? Are you ever tempted to use the phone while you are driving?
The students were required to provide their answers in an essay of 600 words or less or in a video of two minutes or shorter. We were amazed at both the number of entries that we received as well as the quality of the entries. It was difficult for us to choose only two winners. The funds that our winners receive will go toward their higher education expenses.
If you entered and did not win, we encourage you to stay posted for our law firm’s future scholarship essay and video competitions.
1st: Allyson Darst
Allyson is an incoming freshman at the University of Akron studying biochemistry. From Delaware, Ohio she plans to continue on to graduate school to pursue a career in medicine or research. Her hobbies include knitting and hanging out with friends.
Watch her video submission here.
2nd: Audrie Gonzalez
Audrie is planning on pursuing her education in the fall at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Originally from El Paso, Texas Audrie enjoys volunteering, playing with her dogs and hanging out with friends. She is interested in both criminology to become a profiler but also, really enjoys journalism. She strives to be the light for others to see and to make an everlasting impact on their life in whatever way she can.
Read her essay here.
At Englander Peebles, we understand the pressure people face when they are seriously hurt in an accident and are facing off against a large insurance company. As the bills mount, so does the stress. And the most frustrating part is that you can be victimized a second time if the insurance company refuses to pay in full, putting your financial future in jeopardy.