2021 Annual Scholarship Competition

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We are proud to announce our Second Annual Scholarship Competition. This year’s competition highlights the importance of avoiding distractions while driving. The next generation of lawyers stands at the threshold of a new world that will be built with innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. We want to hear from you – current and prospective law students – to help formulate a solution to a dangerous activity that many Americans undertake far too often: texting while driving.

Recent studies demonstrate that texting while driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs. The chance of getting into a car accident is 20 times greater when a driver is texting. In fact, a texting driver is impaired to the same degree as a driver with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent, the legal limit in most states.

New York State and many other states have enacted laws designed to prevent car accidents caused by texting and driving, but these laws can only help so much. It is up to everyday Americans to change their behavior to reduce this epidemic of distracted driving.

Accordingly, to encourage students to participate in a safer society with fewer drivers distracted by text messages – and to help secure the education and tools needed to bring about a safer future – we are selecting two winners for this year’s scholarship competition. The scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • First Place – $1,000
  • Second Place – $500

Our selection committee will determine the winners of the scholarships by judging a video submission (no longer than two minutes) created and edited by you, that addresses the following question:

How can we, as a society, change the behavior of those who text and drive
to create a safer environment for the traveling public?

Who Can Enter?

The scholarship competition is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who attend or plan to attend law school. The competition is limited to residents of the United States. Applicants who are 17 years old or younger must provide parental consent to enter.

2020 Scholarship Timeline

  • February 1st, 2021 — Submissions Open
  • May 1st, 2021 — Submissions Close
  • May 29th, 2021 — Winners Announced

How Do I Submit My Entry?

Applicants must enter/upload the following information using the blue entry form below:

  • Your Name
  • School You Currently Attend
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Email Address
  • A Video (no longer than two minutes; submitted via .mv4, .avi, or .wav file)
  • Your Current School Transcript

Scholarship Rules

By submitting the required materials, you acknowledge that if you are selected as a winner, Finz & Finz, P.C. will have the right to publish, distribute, and promote your video, and to use your name and biographical information. We intend to publish the winning videos on our website.

Submission of plagiarized content will result in disqualification. Decisions of the selection committee are final. Finz & Finz, P.C. employees are not eligible to enter the scholarship competition.

If you have questions regarding the scholarship competition, you may contact us at scholarship@finzfirm.com.

Previous Scholarship Winners