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The Skinner Law Firm $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

The Personal Injury Lawyers at Skinner Law Firm understand that education is the foundation to a successful career, but may not be financially feasible for students and their families.  For this reason, The Skinner Law Firm is proud to announce an annual $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest.

The 2018 Essay Topic

To participate in the contest, applicants should write a 600-word essay answering the following question:

Cyberbullying is an issue that many people (including students) struggle with at one point. Pennsylvania does not have specific cyberbullying laws, however, cyberbullying falls under Pennsylvania’s harassment/stalking statues. Additionally, schools must have their own policy, publicly posted, and reviewed at least once per school year with students. Review your state’s cyberbullying laws/statutes, as well as your own experience/view on cyberbullying. Do you believe there are additional laws/provisions needed to punish cyberbullies? If so, what laws do you believe would benefit students in particular in your state?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or University during the 2018-2019 academic year.

How to Apply

People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to by October 15, 2018, by 9 AM EST. In the body of the email, applicants should include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • If you are under 18, contact information for your parents
  • The name of the school you are attending or planning on attending
  • Your current course of study
  • The best way to contact you

The scholarship check will be sent to the College/University of student’s choice.

The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:

  • Originality
  • Responsiveness to the question asked
  • The quality of the writing
  • The substantive content of the response

Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship winner, Angie Hermes!

Privacy Disclaimer:

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.

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