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 annual $2,500 scholarship essay contest.
Important Information: The 2019 Multiple Sclerosis Essay Contest has come to close. We are currently in the process of selecting a winner. Good luck and thank you to all of those whom applied.
2019 Multiple Sclerosis Essay Contest:
Multiple Sclerosis, more commonly referred to as MS, is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. MS can lead to the loss of visual acuity, numbness in the extremities, muscle fatigue and muscle spasticity, and loss of bladder and bowel control. To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis or how you can help donate to fund research, click here.
To participate in the contest, applicants should write an essay of 800 to 1000 words addressing the following question:
Recent research funded by the MS Society has confirmed that nearly one million people are living with MS in the United States, more than twice the original estimate from a previous study. We learned, while representing hundreds of hardworking individuals disabled by MS, that everyone’s battle with MS is different and unique. As someone living with MS, or a dependent of someone living with MS, you are aware of the daily challenges. Knowing each person’s symptoms are different and they can change and fluctuate over time, what has been your recipe for managing the disease? How can others help? How can we make more people aware of this disease in hopes of more funding for research, support services, and education?
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States for the Spring and/or Fall of 2019. This includes high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and law students (L1, L2, L3).
Essay Submission Procedure
Status: Closed as of December 31st, 2019
People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st, 2019, 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/prospective 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 2020. 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. If we are given approval, your school name and photo can/will be used on our website once a winner has been announced.
The winner’s check will be issued to directly to the student’s college or university.
Congratulations to our Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner, Hope Saucier
Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner, Makayla Halkinrude
Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Scholarship Winner, Virginia Garcia!
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