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$3,000 In Scholarship Prizes To Be Awarded In Essay Contest About Increasing Indiana’s Car Accident Liability Limits

Attention College and Law School Students in Indiana!

Vaughan & Vaughan will award $3,000 in scholarship prizes as part of an essay contest sponsored by our law firm. Our Indiana firm created this essay contest because we strongly believe in financially supporting the educational needs of students and promoting community involvement.

The topic of the essay contest concerns why Indiana should increase its minimum insurance liability amounts for car accidents. Currently, the minimum limits for liability coverage in Indiana are $25,000 per person for bodily injuries or death and $50,000 per accident.

Financial compensation for car accident injury victims is intended to cover medical bills, car repairs and other accident-related expenses. However, if an injury victim’s expenses exceed insurance policy limits, that person could be responsible for paying all other accident-related expenses themselves, even if they were not at fault in causing the accident.

Scholarship Prizes

Our law firm will award three scholarship prizes worth $3,000 for the three best essays. The student who writes the best essay will receive a $1,500 scholarship for general educational-related expenses. Our firm will also award a second place prize of a $1,000 scholarship and a third place prize of a $500 scholarship.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying any applicable local, state or federal taxes related to their prize.

Scholarship prize winners will receive a check from Vaughan & Vaughan law firm.

Essay Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the scholarship.

  • Must be a resident of Indiana.
  • Must attend a 2- or 4-year college or law school in the fall of 2021 in the state of Indiana.
  • The essay must be more than 500 words and less than 1,000 words.
  • All essays must be uploaded to our website using the form listed below.
  • Applicants must agree (or, if under the age of 18 years old, a legal guardian or parent must agree) that their essay belongs to Vaughan & Vaughan and our law firm reserves the right to post the essay on our website along with the student’s name and educational institution.

Essay Topic and Requirements

The topic of the scholarship prize contest is “why the minimum car insurance liability limits should be higher than $25,000 per person / $50,000 per car accident in Indiana.”

Vaughan & Vaughan wants to hear your thoughts about this important topic.

Students may only submit one essay for consideration for a scholarship prize. All work must be original content. Any plagiarized content will not be considered and will result in the student being disqualified from the essay contest.

Submission Requirements:

  • Name, phone number and address
  • Name and address of your school
  • Brief (two to three sentences) description of yourself
  • Your essay as a Microsoft word document (.docx or .doc format)
  • Digital photo of yourself (1MB max file size, .png or .jpg format only)
  • Proof of enrollment or copy of your school transcript
  • If you are under 18 years old, a signed waiver with your guardian’s or parent signature

Essay contest submissions can be sent to Vaughan & Vaughan using the form below.

The essay application deadline is June 15, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM (EST).

Any applications submitted after this date will not be eligible for consideration.

Scholarship prize winners will be announced on July 22, 2021.

General Contest Rules

By submitting your essay, you grant Vaughan & Vaughan the right to publish, distribute and promote your work on its website.

By submitting your application, you grant Vaughan & Vaughan the right to use your name, information submitted about yourself and photograph for marketing purposes.

By submitting your application, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Vaughan & Vaughan, its members and employees against any costs or liability associated with the essay contest or the use of prizes.

Any electronic mail submission will be treated as non-confidential and Vaughan & Vaughan shall have no liability for any submission that is lost, intercepted, or not received by the law firm.

Employees of Vaughan & Vaughan and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the essay contest.

    Submission Form
    All fields marked with (*) are required.
    Your Information:
    Are you a United States citizen or authorized to attend school in the United States?*
    Mailing Address:
    School Information:
    School Mailing Address:
    Photo of Yourself (1 MB max file size, .jpg or .png format only)*
    Proof of Enrollment / School Transcript*
    Essay (.docx or .doc format only)*
    By submitting your essay, you agree that all information in your essay scholarship application meets our rules and guidelines.

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