Scholarship amount: $1,500
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. was founded on the dedication to help injured clients get the justice they deserve. We also want to extend that dedication to students in their pursuit of higher education. We are proud to offer this privately funded scholarship to help students obtain their degrees and build a better future.
2022 scholarship essay question
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
Texting and driving: In South Carolina and other states, all drivers are prohibited from using a wireless communication device to compose, send, or read a text message (or other text-based communications like email) while operating a vehicle on a public street or highway.
Are these laws effective? Why or why not?
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is actively enrolled at a U.S. college or university with a valid student ID number and currently enrolled in classes.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written in English by the scholarship application signator.
- Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Chappell Smith & Arden Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
How to apply for our scholarship
by the deadline noted above.
Scholarship selection process
Our judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. A winner will be selected up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries may also be published on the Chappell Smith & Arden website.
Guidelines and tips from the judges
The judges, who read thousands of essays, have provided some key tips that will help you write a high quality essay.
- Answer the question. Submissions that don’t answer the question will be disqualified.
- Plan your essay and think through your point of view. The judges know if you just wing it.
- Reference resources in your essay and include citations.
- Use language that is simple to understand. Think 7th grade reading level.
- Use paragraphs and white space to separate your ideas.
- Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check your work. Free versions are often available.
- Read your essay out loud. If it sounds good to you, it will sound good to the judges.
- Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
Ownership of entries
All scholarship entries submitted to Chappell Smith & Arden, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of ChappellSmithArden.com. By submitting an entry and the signed application form, you acknowledge that Chappell Smith & Arden will own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph) and prize information.