CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, the Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program is offering local high school seniors a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward their college education.
The firm will be awarding $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by the firm. North Carolina counties include: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson and Cumberland. South Carolina counties include: York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon.
When the scholarship program began in 2003, the personal injury law firm awarded five $1,000 scholarships to Mecklenburg County seniors who wrote essays on how the community could help curb underage drinking and driving. Over the past decade, the program has grown to include 15 winners across 23 counties who each receive a $2,500 scholarship. In addition to writing an essay, students are also now able to express themselves through other media, including video, PowerPoint, web design or brochure design.
To qualify, students must have applied for full-time enrollment at a four-year university or college and return the 2012 application packet to the law firm by Feb. 27, 2012. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student's presentation, as well as their application, SAT scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee and announced on April 9, 2012.
"Our firm has chosen this investment in our youth so that all of us together can help prevent underage drinking and driving," DeMayo said. "We are proud to make a difference in our community by awarding $200,000 in college scholarships to 87 deserving seniors in North and South Carolina since 2003."
The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. has offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Monroe and Lumberton and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, nursing home negligence and Social Security disability.
For more information about the scholarship, contact Kristine Woolley, community relations director, at (704) 343-4644 or email@example.com.
SOURCE Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo L.L.P.