Parnall Law Office is currently offering a New Mexico scholarship to the top three essay writers to use toward their attendance at an institution of higher education. The deadline is quickly approaching, so don’t wait to get your submission in to be considered for one of the scholarships.
This year’s essay is focused on distracted driving, a topic close to the hearts of our team members who routinely help individuals who have been injured in distracted driving accidents.
Who Is This Scholarship For?
The local Albuquerque scholarship is open to high school, college, or university students in New Mexico to attend an institution of higher education. Anybody who meets the eligibility criteria can apply.
Eligibility Criteria and Rules to Enter the NM Scholarship Essay Contest
The scholarship is open to high school, college, or university students in New Mexico. Applicants must be US residents. A completed essay must be submitted by the deadline for consideration. Awards are made directly to scholarship programs of winning students and will be presented in Spring 2022.
There are three scholarships available to New Mexico students:
- First place prize: $2,500
- Second place prize: $1,500
- Third place prize: $1,000
Deadlines and Important Dates
The deadline for consideration in the Spring 2022 New Mexico Scholarship program through Parnall Law Firm is December 15, 2021. Entries must be submitted through the form on the bottom of the page at HurtCallBert.com between July 1 and December 15, 2021.
This year’s topic is on distracted driving. Scholarship applicants are being instructed to create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” in which they address the safety o their family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids distracted driving by them and their family. Parnall Law Firm regularly works on helping accident victims who are injured by distracted and otherwise negligent drivers. Essay applicants are instructed to address the troubling trend of distracted driving by:
- Explaining what distracted driving is. (For example, is it just texting, talking on the phone, or is it more than that?)
- Telling us about any time that you have personally experienced distracted driving. (Do you text or talk on a cell phone while driving or do your friends and family members? What do you do if you are with someone who is driving while distracted? How has distracted driving affected you, a loved one, or your peers?)
- Providing suggestions you would make to encourage your family to avoid distracted driving
- Discussing whether you believe that smartphone technology is helpful or destructive (or both) for teen drivers
- Talking about how a personal injury caused by distracted driving has affected you or a loved one
- Giving examples of any surveys, studies, statistics, or stories in the news that support your points.
Entries will be judged on originality and caliber of response. Parnall Law Firm, PLLC will judge the entries. Judges’ decisions are final.
More Information about Scholarship
While pursuing a major in history and French at Rice University in the early 1990s, I spent a year studying at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1991. I received my B.A. from Rice University in 1993 and continued to focus on writing — mostly fiction and plays — for a year before entering New Mexico University School of Law. Since then, my team has helped to recover more than $100 million for our clients. Though my firm has grown quickly to fill the legal needs of our community, it has retained its focus on providing excellent service to clients.