Here at Polito & Harrington, LLC, we understand that our future leaders can achieve success with a proper education. However, we realize that education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, our personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of Polito & Harrington, LLC $2,500 scholarship contest.
The 2019 Essay Topic –
Abraham Lincoln was one of our greatest Presidents. Prior to his election, Lincoln faced repeated personal and professional defeats and disappointments. As a young man, he had to work constantly to support his family. He failed in business, was engaged to be married but lost his fiancé to typhoid. He suffered a breakdown and had to be hospitalized for an extended period of time, and he was defeated in several political races. In spite of all this, Lincoln persevered and ultimately succeeded. He became one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States.
Our law firm represents many people who display tremendous perseverance and courage in the face of terrible tragedy and loss. Often, these same people find ways to bring about something positive and constructive in their lives and the lives of others, even as they struggle through a painful loss.
How have you faced tragedy, loss or defeat, and found ways to overcome it in your own life? What role does that tragedy or loss play in your aspirations for college or further education?
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States for the Spring and/or Fall of 2019. This includes high school seniors, freshman, sophomores, juniors, college seniors, and law students (L1, L2, L3). Applicants must also comply with all requirements set forth in the “Essay Submission Procedure” section below.
Essay Submission Procedure
**The team at Polito & Harrington would like to thank all of the students for their hard work on our scholarship over the last few years. However, we’ve decided to move on and will no longer be offering a scholarship like we have in the past. We appreciate the level of involvement and the amount of entries received. Best of luck to all students with their future endeavors. Thank you.**
Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the essays. We are still in the process of selecting the most recent winner. The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:
- Proper use of citations
Scholarship awards will be issued directly to the winner’s institution of choice.
Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winner, Sara Banton!
Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship winner, Kristina McGee!
Contact Polito & Harrington, LLC for More Information
Polito & Harrington, LLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm in Waterford – New London, CT & RI. For a personal injury case consultation, contact us at (860) 447-3300.