The winner of the 2019 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship was recently announced. Each year, the firm awards a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college or university student who has exemplified the spirit of overcoming adversity. The scholarship money is used toward the student’s tuition and fees.

The winner is chosen from a field of entrants who submit an essay. The essay is judged by attorney Scott J. Corwin and staff from the firm, who consider many factors including uniqueness, quality of writing, and strength of argument.

The 2019 winner is Abigail Laing, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We would like to sincerely congratulate Ms. Laing on this accomplishment and her achievements thus far.

Ms. Laing’s essay stood out for its honesty and positivity. She has taken a challenging situation and used it to her advantage. She is now pursuing studies in chemical engineering. Ultimately, her goal is to use her skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in the world.

Applications for the 2020 scholarship are now being accepted. The deadline for applying is June 30, 2020.