The personal injury law firm of Cohen & Jaffe will award scholarship money to the winners of a writing competition that asks students to submit essays on topics like distracted driving and traumatic brain injury.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY, March 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, today announced the launch of firm’s 2018 Scholarship Program, providing an opportunity for rising college freshmen to compete for a total of $2,250 in scholarship money through an essay competition.
“At Cohen & Jaffe, we understand and appreciate the importance of higher education, and we are committed to providing financial help to young people who are trying to achieve their educational goals,” said attorney Richard S. Jaffe, one of the firm’s named partners. “We also embrace the opportunity this competition offers to raise awareness about the hazards of distracted driving and the consequences of traumatic brain injuries.”
This marks the fourth year that the Long Island personal injury law firm has held a scholarship competition. Entrants must submit an original essay totaling at least 500 words, but no more than 750, on one of the following topics:
• Write about a significant situation in your life that has caused you to change your outlook and behavior on life. How did this situation cause you to make a life change? How have you used your experience to help or educate others?
• Distracted Driving remains a significant issue in New York and throughout the United States resulting in numerous car accidents, severe injuries and death. Explain the severity of the issue, the dangers and risks associated with distracted driving, include facts and statistics and laws that have been implemented in order to deal with the issue. Also include personal stories of what you have done to be an advocate and spread awareness on the dangers of texting and driving.
• It is estimated that 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur each year. We understand the devastating effects of head injuries and we’re committed to aggressively representing victims injured. Explain to us the impact a TBI has had on your life. Your essay should relate your personal experience, and how you would like to educate others on the invisible dangers of a head injury.
The author of the winning essay will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and the runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship. The firm will award $250 each to three applicants who receive honorable mention.
The firm is already accepting applications, and the deadline for submissions is April 2. Judges will announce 10 finalists on April 27. The public will then have the opportunity to vote on the finalists’ submissions between April 30 and May 28. The firm will announce the winners on June 4.
Details about the competition and how to enter are available on the firm’s website.
About the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe LLP takes pride in providing personalized, compassionate, aggressive and effective legal services to personal injury victims on Long Island and throughout the New York City metro area. The firm handles a wide range of employment law, personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and premises liability. The firm’s office is located on Long Island at 2001 Marcus Avenue, W295, Lake Success, NY 11042. For more information, call Cohen & Jaffe at 516-358-6900 or fill out an online contact form.
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