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Scott J. Corwin 2022 College Scholarship Essay Contest

Scott J. Corwin 2022 “Overcoming Adversity” Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsored by Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, the third annual scholarship is being offered in 2021-2022 to students attending (or entering) a California college or university. The winner will receive a $1,000 award for use toward their college tuition and/or fees.

Attorney Scott J. Corwin launched this scholarship in 2018. Scott believes strongly in the value of education and the importance of making it possible for students from all walks of life to achieve their academic goals.

The format

The scholarship will be presented to the winner of an essay contest. Essays must be minimum of 500 words. Essays must be uploaded using the below entry form. Accepted essay file formats: Text File (.txt, .rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf) formats only. Essays will be judged on several criteria:

  • Strength of argument
  • Overall writing skills, including grammatical accuracy
  • Unique and compelling approach to the topic
  • Adherence to the given topic
  • Supporting evidence of factual assertions

The Topic

Here at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we work with people who overcome great adversity after a bad accident or injury. How has adversity shaped your life? Explain why the adversity you faced and overcame in the past will help you succeed in your next step towards gaining a degree in higher education. How do you plan to use your degree to help others overcome adversity or improve their lives in turn?

Submission Deadline

The deadline for essay submissions is May 31st, 2022.

Eligibility of Applicants

This scholarship is reserved for college or university students entering or currently attending a California institution of higher education. Students entering or continuing any two-year or four-year undergraduate program in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.

Prize Distribution

The $1,000 award will be paid directly to the winner’s school registrars office or other eligible entity when necessary.

Review of applications and selection of winner

Attorney Scott J. Corwin and the firm’s staff will review applications to determine a scholarship winner. The winner will be selected and notified by August 15th, 2022.

Submissions for 2022 are now CLOSED

Past Scholarship Winners

2020 Scholarship Winner Announced

The 2020 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship winner is Jessica Rodriguez, a student at the University of St. Thomas. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Rodriguez and wish her well as she continues her studies.

Read more about the 2020 scholarship winner

2019 Scholarship Winner Announced

The 2019 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship winner is Abigail Laing, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Laing and wish her well as she continues her studies.

Read more about the 2019 scholarship winner

2018 Scholarship Winner Announced

This year’s winner is Chassidy R. Walworth, a marketing and broadcast journalism major at St. Cloud State University. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Walworth for earning this honor and for her accomplishments and achievements thus far.

Read more about the 2018 scholarship winner


  • Fast Resolution With Maximum Results
    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95% of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months.
  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and $125 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
  • Personal Attention
    We believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention and your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal.
  • Zero Upfront Fees
    As a client, you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or costs. Instead, we only recover legal fees if/when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime.

Attorney Scott J. Corwin recognizes that no two cases are exactly alike. While he draws on over 30 years of past experience in motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims, he also develops innovative legal strategies based on the unique factors of each individual case. He has a long track record of standing by his clients, even through the toughest of challenges, and is ready to advocate tirelessly for you throughout the legal process.