Here at Rice, Murtha & Psoras, we understand that the leaders of tomorrow are working and often sacrificing to receive an education today. That’s why in 2016 we launched our annual Rice, Murtha & Psoras Scholarship. The purpose is to award a $1,500 scholarship each year to a deserving student to apply towards college or law school costs and help that student realize his or her potential.
The 2021 Infographic Scholarship
For 2021 we’re asking for Infographic submissions as the basis for the scholarship. In today’s world of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, social media has become a prominent destination for people to acquire new information.
According to www.journalism.org, 38% of adults obtain their news online, while 28% rely on social media or online applications. It’s not a secret that the modern news reader prefers easy and readily available information, such as infographics.
For this reason, we are encouraging students to develop a new skill that can be applied during college or a future career.
Step 1. The 2021 Topic
Using data from government, private agencies or non-profits, create an infographic that tells your story. Choose a topic of your choice related to the following idea:
Injuries in America: Examine a dangerous aspect of life and how things have improved since a law change or regulation.
Step 2. Select Your Resource of Information
Some sites where data is readily available that can be used for these topics are:
- FBI Uniform Criminal Reporting – https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/
- Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics- https://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
- Prevention Institute – https://www.preventioninstitute.org
You are not limited by these site, if you find a reputable source and want to use that data, that is permissible.
Step 3. Choose a Platform to Create Your Infographic
Choose one of the following platforms below to create your infographic:
Step 4: Submit Your Infographic
In order to participate, applicants must submit their infographic as an attachment, along with the information outlined below to [email protected] by May 1, 2021, 9 AM EST:
- The applicant’s name & email address
- Proof of matriculation or enrollment for the fall of 2021;
- The applicant’s major or intended area of study; and
- Applicant’s curriculum vitae
In order to be eligible to participate in the contest, applicants must be a current or prospective college or law student for Fall of 2021. This includes rising sophomores, juniors or seniors who are enrolled at two or four-year institutions 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 above.
Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the infographics and choose a winner by May 15, 2021. The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:
- Creativity; and
- Proper use of sources
The winner’s check will be issued directly to the student’s college / university of choice.
By applying for the Law Office of Randolph Rice Scholarship Infographic Contest, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, and infographic on our website, in our newsletter, and on other social media channels if you are chosen as our winner.
Only one winner will be selected. In the event that the winner fails to respond to notification within 7 business days, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
The prize will be issued in the name of an accredited college or university of a winner’s choice and can be used towards any fees and/or expenses associated with the winner’s education. Scholarship infographic contests sponsored by the Law Office of Randolph Rice.
All personal information collected from scholarship applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the scholarship. No personal information be distributed, sold or provided to third parties.
Please note that by entering Rice, Murtha & Psoras $1,500 Scholarship, you are granting Rice, Murtha & Psoras the right to edit, use, and publish any infographics submitted.
2020 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Jon Huntington, our 2020 scholarship winner. Jon is starting the Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, Distinguished BBA Scholar Program.
2019 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Martyna Sawicka, our 2019 scholarship winner! Martyna is commencing her Juris Doctor degree this Fall as a student of the University of Arizona College of Law.
2018 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winner, Alex Guilford! Alex is a student at Temple University.
2017 Scholarship Recipient
We are happy to announce Michael Battey as our 2017 scholarship winner! Thank you to all students who applied for our 2017 scholarship.
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