2017 Annual Essay Contest

Scholarship Hat

The 2017 Rosen & Ohr Law Scholarship Program was a huge success!

Due to the high volume of qualified applicants that participated this year, it took much longer than expected for our judges to carefully select only three winners. The content of the essays ranged from the widespread impacts on victims of car and truck accidents, tractor trailer crashes, slip and falls, trip and falls, work related injuries, sports and equestrian related injuries, medical procedures gone wrong, and other various personal injuries, all telling a personal, heartfelt story of how such a traumatic event influenced either the applicant or a loved one. It was obvious to our judges that all of the applicants put forth great effort and time into their essays. On behalf of all of us at Rosen & Ohr Law, we would like to thank everyone for submitting such quality essays. Congratulations to the 2017 Rosen & Ohr Law Scholarship Winners!

The 2017 Rosen and Ohr Scholarship winners are ...........

  1. Kristy Herman
  2. John Di Leo
  3. Francine Menko

Rosen & Ohr Law sincerely wishes all applicants much success in their educational endeavors. Through your hard work, perseverance, and dedication to overcome hardships, may you all have very bright futures!



Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.

Explain how an injury from the accident has affected you or a loved one by:

  • Limiting or restricting daily activities
  • Affecting feelings and relationships
  • Impacting finances

Your essay should be between 750 and 1,000 words. In your essay, you must include the name of the college you are applying to or are enrolled in and how you plan to finance your education (loans, grants, scholarships, work, etc.)

Scholarship Eligibility

The 2017 Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program is accepting essays from students who have suffered injuries due to an accident or who have been impacted personally by a loved one’s accident. You must be a student enrolled in:

  • Community college
  • An undergraduate program
  • Graduate school

*Note that you must also detail your financial need for the scholarship in order to be eligible.

Scholarship Deadline

The essay contest opens for submissions on

January 1, 2017.

The deadline to submit your essay is

May 20, 2017.

The three winners will be announced in

June 2017.

In addition to awarding prize money to the top three essay applicants, Rosen & Ohr will honor the top writers publicly by posting the essays and photos of the winners on the firm’s website and through social media.

Scholarship Prizes

Rosen & Ohr is pleased to offer the following three scholarship opportunities to the top three applicants:


First Place: $1,000

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $500


Winners will be presented with a check from Rosen & Ohr that must be used to pay for tuition, books, or other education-related expenses. Scholarship recipients are responsible for any and all applicable taxes on their winnings.


Application Requirements

All essays must be original. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
Please include in your scholarship application:


  • Your essay in Word document format (.doc or .docx)
  • A photo of yourself in .jpg or .png format (Optional—photo is for purposes of placing winner on firm website)
  • A copy of your college transcript or other proof of enrollment
  • A cover sheet with:
    • Your name, address, and phone number
    • A short paragraph describing yourself
    • The name and address of your college
    • A signature of your parent or guardian (if you are not yet 18)


Email all application materials to scholarship@rosenohrlaw.com before May 20, 2017.

Please note that by submitting your application, you are granting Rosen & Ohr, P.A. the right to use the materials in your application to market the scholarship program.

Rosen & Ohr: Committed to Standing Strong for Accident Victims

With more than 50 years of experience, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Rosen & Ohr understand how much a debilitating injury can change a person’s life. The effects go beyond financial setbacks and into physical, emotional, and psychological suffering.

Our caring legal team is focused on demanding the compensation needed to get a person’s life back on track after:

The burdens that weigh on a family after a serious accident can last for years to come. If the injured person is a parent who is no longer able to work, the family’s financial stability can suffer. If the victim is a child, general and academic development can suffer. In the worst-case scenarios, where a family loses a loved one in a tragedy that could have been prevented, the suffering is simply immeasurable.

Rosen & Ohr aims to give back to accident victims any way we can. Oftentimes, our service comes in the form of strong advocacy in the courtroom or at the negotiation table. However, we also strive to give back to the community through volunteer work and efforts such as this scholarship program.

At the end of the day, our focus is on helping people.
And we measure our success by the lives we have made better.