Scholarship Contest from Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega
Scholarship amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 29, 2024
2024 scholarship essay question
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
Should undocumented employees be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits despite their immigration status?
Discuss the pros and cons (laws currently vary by state).
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is actively enrolled at a U.S. college or university with a valid student ID number and currently enrolled in classes.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written in English by the scholarship application signator.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
Scholarship selection process
Our judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. A winner will be selected up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries may also be published on the Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega website. Check will be sent directly to the winner’s college.
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.
- Be transparent about your use of AI. When submitting your work, make sure to disclose that you used AI to generate content, and provide the prompts you used to generate that content. This ensures that your work is ethical and honest.
- Use AI to generate ideas and inspiration, not as a replacement for your own writing. AI should not be used to generate entire essays or papers without your own input.
- Carefully consider your prompt and the goals of your writing assignment. Generate prompts that are specific and targeted, which will result in more relevant and useful content.
- Use a variety of prompts to ensure that you are exploring different perspectives and ideas. This will help you generate more well-rounded and nuanced content.
- Remember that AI-generated content is not a substitute for your own critical thinking and analysis. Use AI as a tool to help you generate ideas and inspiration, but make sure to carefully evaluate and edit the content generated by the AI to ensure that it meets the requirements of your writing assignment.
- Cite any sources and citations used, including the AI prompts. This ensures that your work is well-researched, accurate, and supported by credible sources.
- 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 Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of Sbltv.law. By submitting an entry and the signed application form, you acknowledge that Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega 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.
*The information collected from applicants will not be used to solicit them for business or sold to third-party solicitors.*
Good luck, and we look forward to your submissions!