Scholarship Essay Contest Babcock Law Firm
Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Contest is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
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.