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 2018 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 Fall 2018 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 500-600 word essay answering the following question as an attachment (.doc / .docx) to lorussoscholarship@yahoo.com by 7/1/18, 9am PST.

Childbirth is the primary reason for hospitalization in the United States. While having a baby should be a time to celebrate, past research1 shows that approximately 157,000 newborns and/or mothers suffer preventable injuries during the birth process. What do you think physicians and medical professionals can do to decrease/eliminate preventable birth injuries? Is there any device you can invent in order to decrease/eliminate these preventable injuries?

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

The scholarship award will be issued to the winner’s college / university of choice.

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. A big congratulations to our Spring 2017 Winner, Breonna Raby! Read her essay. December 2016 Winner- Carolina Bortolleto, read her essay. June 2016 Winner – Steven Weiser, read his essay. December 2015 Winner- Janet Guan, read her essay. December 2017 Winner – Chris Gaeta, read his essay.

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