Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship

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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.

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. which include North Carolina counties: Alexander, Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Cumberland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union.
  • To qualify, the student MUST submit the following items to our office.
    • Proof of acceptance for full-time enrollment or plans to pursue a degree at an accredited four-year college or university
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
    • A presentation (video/ PowerPoint/ brochure/ website/ speech) or essay that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving and/ or highlights the dangers of drinking and driving
    • Scholarship application (typed, neatly printed or computer generated)
    • Official or unofficial high school transcript (must include class rank, size and test scores)
    • SAT or ACT 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). Letters of recommendation should assess the applicant's academic potential, his/ her progress and academic achievements, community / school involvement or volunteer activities.

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.

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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