This annual opportunity is open to all students who are facing the unique challenges of attaining higher education and achieving career goals while living with a disability.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Announcement: August 15, 2018
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks seeks essays of 1000 words or less on the following topic:
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?
Each essay must be the original work of the student submitting it. 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 August 1, 2018.
Disability Essay Contest Eligibility
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors, as well as undergraduate college students currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year accredited university or college.
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
- Living with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- U.S. citizen or have permanent residence
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@example.com.