Here at the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we understand that the leaders of tomorrow are working and often sacrificing to receive an education today. We are aware that the high cost of college tuition and other educational expenses often impose a significant financial strain on many students and their families. This is why, in 2016, the Law Offices of Randolph Rice launched its annual college scholarship essay contest. The purpose is to award a one-time $1,500 scholarship to apply toward college costs and help a deserving student realize his or her potential.
In order to be eligible to participate in the contest, applicants must be a current or prospective college student. This includes rising sophomores, juniors or seniors who are enrolled at a four-year institution of higher learning, or a high school senior who has committed to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall. Applicants must also comply with all requirements set forth in the “Application Procedure” section below.
The 2017 Essay Topic
Applicants must submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question:
How do the mainstream and social media impact the trajectory of life cycle of a given news story? For example, were the riots following Freddie Gray’s death in the custody of Baltimore police shaped by the fact that they were broadcast live across the country? What is the media’s responsibility in a situation such as that? How does the addition of amateur video from average citizens play into the equation?
In order to participate, applicants should submit a response to the essay question, along with the information outlined below to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2017:
- The applicant’s name & address
- Proof of matriculation for the fall of 2017
- The applicant’s major or intended area of study
- Applicant’s curriculum vitae
Essays will be judged according to their originality, demonstrated mastery of the issue, and quality of the writing. The winning essay will be chosen on or around July 1, 2017, and the winner will be notified via email. We value the opportunity to assist students in their educational pursuits and look forward to reviewing the essays. In order to facilitate the efficient review of each application, please submit your application via email and do not call the law office in regards to the scholarship.
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The Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC is a Maryland law firm that practices in the areas of criminal defense, traffic ticket defense, personal injury, family law, estate planning, and medical malpractice. To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 410.288.2900.