The attorneys at America’s top-rated disability insurance law firm, DarrasLaw, know first-hand the time and effort it requires in order to earn a degree. They also understand that getting a degree can be financially difficult for many students. It is for this reason that the DarrasLaw Firm is proud to announce the first annual $1,000 scholarship essay contest.
The Fall 2018 Essay Contest:
To participate in the contest, applicants should write an essay of 600 to 800 words addressing the following issue:
Every disabled worker we have ever represented tried to prepare for the worst-case scenario by purchasing disability insurance, or by signing up for coverage through an employer, union, or other group. Unfortunately, sometimes the insurer wrongfully denies or unreasonably delays payment of a valid disability claim. Despite taking personal responsibility by purchasing insurance, many disabled workers nevertheless find themselves in severe financial distress – unable to pay the mortgage or rent and other basic living expenses.
Discuss the existing financial safety net and whether it is adequate to address the needs of workers who become disabled. What steps can a young person joining the workforce take to avoid financial catastrophe if an injury or sickness renders them unable to earn a living at some point in their career?
Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year. Preference will be given to applicants with a disabled parent or guardian.
How to Apply
People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th, 2018, at 9 AM EST. In the body of the email, applicants should include the following information:
- Your name and phone number
- If you are under 18, contact information for your parents
- The name of the school you are attending or planning on attending
- Your current course of study
- The best way to contact you
Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the essays and choose a winner by January, 2019. The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:
- Responsiveness to the question asked
- The quality of the writing
- The substantive content of the response
All personal information collected from scholarship applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the scholarship. No personal information be distributed, sold or provided to third parties.
The winner’s check will be issued to directly to the student’s college or university.
Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Scholarship Winner, Virginia Garcia!
If you are disabled and need help filing your disability claim, or if your disability insurance company has already delayed or wrongfully denied your claim, the seasoned, compassionate lawyers at DarrasLaw are here to make a difference. Contact DarrasLaw to speak with one of our compassionate, experienced legal professionals at (800) 458-4577.