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The 2018-2019 scholarship application period is now closed. The winners will be announced by September 1st. Please check back in late fall for the 2019-2020 scholarship information. Thank you.

DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices Military Scholarship

We wish to thank the veterans of the United States Armed Forces and your immediate family members for your faithful service to our country. To assist in your transition back to civilian life we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the vocational or trade school, 2 or 4 year university, or graduate school of your choosing.

Eligibility Criteria:

This scholarship is open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children, and grandchildren) who will be enrolled in an accredited community college, 2 or 4 year university, trade or vocational school or graduate school in the fall of 2019.

Application Requirements:

  1. The applicant must complete the online form which appears below by July 15, 2019. Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
  2. The applicant must give full rights for the use of the essay to the Law Office of DePaolo & Zadeikis for any advertising or promotional purposes.
  3. The winner must provide proof of military service or if a family member, proof of the relationship to the veteran and proof of his/her service. The military member must have been discharged honorably.
  4. The winner must provide proof of full-time enrollment.
  5. The winner consents to the use of his/her picture and other basic information on the winner page of the dzinjurylawyers.com website.
  6. The work must be your own.

Essay Subject:

Write an essay of 1000 words or less on the following topic:

Describe three different jobs, the safety risks associated with them, and design a step-by-step guide for the employers with ideas on how to make them, safer.

Essay Format Requirements

  1. The Essay must be 1,000 words or less.
  2. Post the essay to your blog. This can be a student blog on your university website or your own personal blog. If you do not have a blog, you can create one here for free: www.wordpress.com.
  3. Include at least three “clickable” links to authoritative sources. At least one of these has to go to an article on dzinjurylawyers blog. We added some below to get you started. Feel free to use different posts from our blog archive.
  4. Please note that the link to dzinjurylawyers blog must be “clickable,” meaning that it is not enough to simply cite to the post. (Quick tip: In order to make a link clickable, highlight the entire link, click “Command + K” on your keyboard).
  5. You must be listed as the author of the essay on the website and the blog post must be set to “public”.
  6. The work must be your own.




Bonus Points

Students who give us a social-media shoutout will be credited with one bonus point per Social Media channel. The shoutout should include a link to the dzinjurylawyers.com website and a tag(link) to our respective Social Media Account. Please use the hashtag #dzinjurylawmilscholarship2019 so we can find your account easier.

A post should look like this (Facebook Example)

FB example

This is not a requirement and students without Social Media Access will still be considered. Multiple shoutouts within the same Social Media channel are appreciated but will not result in additional points. We will not credit points for channels on which we are not active. Please find a list of our Social Media accounts below.



Announcement of Scholarship Winner:

The decision of the committee is final. The winner will be notified via email or phone by September 1, 2019. The funds will be disbursed directly to the college or university to be used for tuition only. The winning essay may be published at dzinjurylawyers.com.

Our scholarship recipient will also be asked to submit a current photo to be published in an announcement to recognize this year’s winner on our website.

Please complete the form below to submit your application.

  • By initialing here, I give full rights for the use of this essay to DePaolo & Zadeikis for any advertising or promotional purposes

By submitting your application, you consent to DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices publishing your essay and picture on https://dzinjurylawyers.com. DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices has the sole right to resolve any disputes which may arise in the selection of the award winner. There will only be one award allotted.