HOUSTON, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The personal injury lawyers at Zehl and Associates, PC are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Accident Survivor scholarship award: Alec Dunbar of Texas Tech University and Joshua Ontell of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. The scholarships were established in early 2015 to provide $1000.00 of renewable financial aid to one well-deserving university student and law student who were the victims or had family members who were victims of major accidents.
"Our firm established this scholarship to financially support those students who have overcome tremendous obstacles and inspire others who are facing similar challenges," said Ryan Zehl.
In the past 5 years alone, Zehl and Associates has successfully represented thousands of injured clients across the country and recovered over $750 million in settlements and verdicts, including the largest accident verdict ever awarded against Greyhound Bus Company. "A victory for our clients means they don't' have to worry about paying for the future," says Zehl. "Our scholarship program is another avenue to help accident victims pay for the future and empower the next generation of attorneys to stand up for those who have seriously injured."
"The Zehl and Associates Accident Survivor Scholarship will give me much needed financial assistance, but more than that, it will further fuel my passion for trial law. It's an exciting and terrific honor to be recognized by an elite group of the nation's best trial attorneys," stated Joshua Ontell.
"I'm grateful to the attorneys at Zehl and Associates. Their generosity has truly made a difference in my academic future. I could never imagine that our accident experience would result in a positive manner moving forward," according to Alec Dunbar.
Candidates can apply for the 2016 scholarship by submitting a one to three page essay detailing the impact that a personal or family-related accident has had on their daily lives, how they persevered and overcame the attendant physical, financial, and emotional hardships, and what they believe can be done to prevent similar accidents in the future. Eligible candidates must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, and maintain a current GPA of 3.0 or higher (or place in the top 1/3rd of their law class). The application and all relevant candidate information can be located at www.zehllaw.com/accident-survivor-scholarship/. The deadline to submit an application is June 30th, 2016.
About Zehl & Associates, PC: Zehl & Associates is a nationally recognized Personal Injury law firm based in Texas with offices in Houston and Austin. The firm represents clients in Texas and across the United States who have been seriously injured in offshore accidents, bus and truck accidents, and in refinery and plant explosions. Please visit www.zehllaw.com for more information.
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2700 Post Oak Blvd Ste 1120
Houston, TX 77056
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