Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship

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Program Type
Scholarship

Description
The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo L.L.P. is a personal injury law firm with offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Monroe and Lumberton, North Carolina. The firm will be awarding $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 graduating high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by the firm. The students are judged on a number of criteria including the submission of a presentation on how to educate their peers and promote the prevention of underage drinking and driving. Presentations will be judged on students' abilities to analyze and discuss the topic and produce a quality video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/speech.

Eligibility
Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements.
  • Be a high school senior
  • Reside and attend school in counties served by the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo L.L.P. North Carolina counties include: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson and Cumberland. South Carolina counties include: York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon.
  • To qualify, the student MUST have applied for acceptance for full-time enrollment at a four-year university and return the following items to our office.
    • A typewritten or neatly printed application
    • A presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/speech) that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving and/or highlights the dangers of drinking and driving
    • High school transcript
    • SAT scores (if not included in transcript, a printout from CollegeBoard.com is acceptable)
    • Two letters of recommendation (from teachers, athletic coaches, school administrators, club advisors, volunteer work supervisors, employers, religious leaders or family friends)

Mail entries:
Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo L.L.P.
Attn: Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Entry
PO Box 34426
Charlotte, NC 28234

Scholarships will be awarded based on their presentation, as well as their application, SAT scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation. A panel of judges will choose fifteen (15) winners. Each scholarship recipient will be notified by telephone.

Value
Fifteen (15) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.

Application Procedure
The application will be available online beginning in January, with deadline in February, at http://www.demayolaw.com/community-service/scholarship-program/.

Other Information
Official contest rules are available at www.demayolaw.com.

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