The Richmond personal injury law firm will award $2,000 to two scholarship winners

RICHMOND, VA, February 01, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Richmond personal injury law firm of Marks & Harrison has just announced the opening of entries for its 2024 Annual Scholarship Competition. This year’s competition theme focuses on distracted driving.

The firm has seen the devastating toll that distracted driving has on Virginia residents and wants to do something about this dangerous problem. The scholarship contest seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and foster discussions about how to reduce the prevalence of distracted driving while also helping young people pursue higher education.

Marks & Harrison invites contest applicants to submit an essay or video addressing the following topic: “What can we do to prevent driving distractions within the teen community, and how can we promote safe driving among teens?”

The 2024 Annual Scholarship Competition will award $2,000 in scholarship funds split between two prizes. The first-place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the second-place winner will receive a $500 scholarship. Winners will receive a check from Marks & Harrison made out to their school. Winners must use funds to pay for education-related expenses. They also bear responsibility for any applicable local, state, or federal taxes on scholarship funds.

Applicants must be U.S. residents or students in a U.S.-located school, currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior or in a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants under 18 must provide parental consent to enter.

To enter the competition, applicants must submit either an essay of 600 words or less or a video of two minutes or less. Submissions must include:

– An essay in Word (.doc or .docx) format or a video in .avi or .mp4 format
– A digital photo of the applicant in .jpg or .png format
– A copy of the applicant’s school transcript or proof of enrollment
– A cover sheet containing the applicant’s name, address, and phone number, the name and address of the applicant’s school, a two-to-three-sentence biography, and a parent’s/guardian’s signature for applicants under 18

Applicants must send their entries via email to [email protected].

The submission window will remain open from January 1, 2024, to May 15, 2024. Marks & Harrison will announce the winners on June 15, 2024. They will notify winners via the contact information submitted on their applications.

If you have more questions about Marks & Harrison’s 2024 Annual Scholarship Contest, contact the firm for more information.

About Marks & Harrison

Marks & Harrison was founded in 1911 and has represented injured Virginians and their families for over a century without interruption. Over the course of three generations of attorneys, they have grown into one of Virginia’s largest personal injury firms. Marks & Harrison is the only firm to have won the top four awards of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Many of their attorneys have earned recognition from some of the top legal organizations and publications, such as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and Martindale-Hubbell. They take pride in helping injury victims across Virginia with personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation matters.

To learn more, call them at (800) 283-2202 or reach out online for a free consultation.

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