We’re thrilled to announce that our scholarship committee has selected a winner for our 2016 College Scholarship Essay Contest!


We received numerous essays – and while all great – the one that stood out was the one that really left us with a lasting impression – a perspective that we felt was important to share.

For the 2016 scholarship, applicants were asked to submit a 500-word essay persuading young people on the dangers of texting and driving. The winning essay’s author received a $1,000 Scholarship and the school he will be attending – the University of Denver Sturm College of Law received $500 which will be used in their “Denver Law Scholarship Fund” that supports students In need of financial aid.

2016 Scholarship winner AustinAustin’s Winning Essay was chosen because his writing kept you captivated by demonstrating that the similarities between drunk driving and texting while driving are quite similar… “Drunk drivers do not see clearly, have slower reaction times, and are dangerous to surrounding drivers. Texting and driving poses the same dangers. While texting and driving you are distracted, you will not react quickly to traffic, and pose a serious threat to other drivers on the road.”

Austin B is a prospective JD student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2019. Read Austin’s Winning Essay titled “The Vow that Will Save your Life.” To see past winning essays, visit http://www.good-legal-advice.com/scholarship-winning-essays.

If you didn’t’ get a chance to submit an application for the 2016 Contest, we encourage all college students pursuing legal degrees to apply for the next round. The next deadline to apply for our College Scholarship is July 28, 2017. Learn more or apply for the 2017 College Scholarship Contest.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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