The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. understands that obtaining a college degree is often the foundation of a successful career in the modern economy. We also are well-aware that the rising costs of higher education can but a significant financial strain on both students and their families. In some cases, the costs associated with attending college may keep achieving the dream of earning a degree out of reach for some students. As a result, we are extremely proud to be offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of the Biannual Joseph J. LoRusso College Scholarship Essay Contest. Details regarding the essay topic and application procedure are detailed below.

The Spring 2017 essay contest and essay topic

The essay contest is open to students who are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the Spring 2017 semester. Both current college students and those starting college next spring are welcome to apply. In order to participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question as an attachment to lorussoscholarship@yahoo.com by 6/15/17, 9am PST.

Our society stresses the dangers of drinking and driving, but most people are not aware that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. The National Highway Safety Administration estimated that drowsy driving resulted in 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in the year of 2013. What are warning signs that can be taken into consideration and how can you prevent drowsy driving?

Applicants should also submit the following information in the body of their submission email:

  • Their name, address, phone number, and date of birth
  • Their parents contact information, if the applicant is under 18 years old
  • The name of the institution they plan on attending
  • The course of study they plan to pursue
  • Once the application deadline has passed, the essays will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:
    • Responsiveness to the question
    • Grammar and style
    • Thoughtfulness and originality
    • The persuasiveness of the arguments presented
    • Proper use of citations

A Miami personal injury law firm protecting the rights of the injured

The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. is a Miami personal injury law firm that is dedicated to representing people who have been injured in preventable accidents. Some of our representative areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and premises liability.

December 2016 Winner- Carolina Bortolleto, read her essay.

June 2016 Winner – Steven Weiser, read his essay.

December 2015 Winner- Janet Guan, read her essay.

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