Scholarship Essay Contest Babcock Law Firm
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Deadline: May 31, 2020
2020 Scholarship Essay Question
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 500 words:
“How can a state with a rapidly rising population manage to decrease the rate of pedestrian accidents and fatalities?”
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
- Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Babcock Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
How to Apply for Our Scholarship
Submit your application & essay by email by the deadline noted above.
Scholarship Selection Process
Judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. The winner will be selected within six weeks of the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries may be published on the Babcock Law Firm website.
Guidelines and tips from the judges
The judges, who read thousands of essays, have provided some key tips that will help you write a high quality essay.
- Answer the question. Submissions that don’t answer the question will be disqualified.
- Plan your essay and think through your point of view. The judges know if you just wing it.
- Reference resources in your essay and include citations.
- Use language that is simple to understand. Think 7th grade reading level.
- Use paragraphs and white space to separate your ideas.
- Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check your work. Free versions are often available.
- Read your essay out loud. If it sounds good to you, it will sound good to the judges.
- Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
Ownership of Entries
All scholarship entries submitted to the Babcock Law Firm, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of InjuryLawColorado.com. By submitting an entry and the signed application form, you acknowledge that the Babcock Law Firm will own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph) and prize information.
Good luck, and we look forward to your submissions! For questions, contact us here.
A Word from Mack Babcock, Founder of Babcock Law Firm
As a lifelong attorney for injured workers, a law school graduate, U.S. Marine and a father of two, I strongly value the role education can play in furthering a person’s aspirations, dreams and future. Unfortunately, paying for school is simply unachievable for many Americans today. By offering this privately-funded scholarship, my team and I seek to help students young and old pursue their passions. Good luck!
About Babcock Law Firm
With offices in Denver and Littleton, Babcock Law firm serves injured workers and citizens throughout Colorado by helping them obtain their rightful compensation benefits. Colorado attorney R. Mack Babcock founded the firm to focus on workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accident, wrongful death and insurance dispute cases.
After completing law school and being admitted into the Colorado Bar, Babcock joined a midsize insurance defense firm that defended hundreds of injury claims for several large insurance companies and corporations. Upon seeing how accident victims and their families were treated by the system and the insurance industry, he decided to switch sides and work on behalf of plaintiffs instead. His experience as an industry attorney gives him a unique perspective to help injured workers in Colorado obtain the benefits they need to deal with their injuries and difficult insurance companies.
Mack Babcock is a former U.S. Marine, and a law school graduate of the University of Denver. He graduated in the top 10% of his class, and was inducted into the Order of St. Ives honor society. Babcock clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Martinez in the Colorado District Courts for the City and County of Denver, and he also worked for the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District.
Professionally, Babcock has been named a top Colorado attorney by Super Lawyers and Avvo. He is involved in a number of local and national legal organizations, such as the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (WCEA), Colorado Professionals in Workers’ Compensation and he served as the Secretary for the Workers’ Injury Law Advocacy Group (WILG). Read his full bio here.