Scholarship Contest from Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega
Scholarship amount: $1,500
Deadline: September 4, 2023, 11:59 P.M. (EST)
2023 scholarship essay question
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
South Carolina state law currently prohibits the use of red-light cameras. How could this be impacting the safety of other drivers and pedestrians at intersections?
- 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.
- 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 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!