For Students in Los Angeles County: The Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest
- Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016
- Amount: $1,000
- Criteria: Listed below
- Award Announcement: July 31, 2016
Attorney Michael D. Waks is offering a $1,000 award to high school students in grade 12 or undergraduate college students currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year accredited university or college located in California who are living with a disability.
At the Law Office of Michael D. Waks, we understand how difficult it is to move forward with one’s career goals and education if you are living with a disability. That is why we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship aimed at high school seniors or college students living with a disability. This will be an annual award.
Disability Essay Contest Eligibility
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest is open to high school students in grade twelve (high school seniors) who plan to attend college in California, as well as undergraduate college students currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year accredited university or college located in California. Students must be living with a disability. The Law Office of Michael D. Waks follows the ADA’s definition of disability: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual. A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.” Employees of the Law Office of Michael D. Waks and their family members are not eligible to participate.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Students must be living with a disability
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency
Please fill out this online form to participate in the Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest. You can also print and mail this form along with your essay to:
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks
300 East San Antonio Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Please email any questions to [email protected].
Disability Essay Contest Requirements
- The deadline for the 2016 contest is July 1, 2016.
- Essays can be no more than 750 words, but must be a minimum of 500 words.
- Each essay must be the original work of the student submitting it.
- Please write a story or essay on the following theme: What educational challenges have you experienced due to your disability? How have you overcome these challenges in the past and how will you overcome them in the future? How has your disability influenced your choice of study and career?
Entries will be judged on the basis of content, readability and proper use of grammar and punctuation.
All essays submitted will become the property of the Law Office of Michael D. Waks. Decisions made by the Law Office of Michael D. Waks are final.
The winner will be announced through our website on July 31, 2016.