The Gilmore Law Firm is offering you the opportunity to win a college scholarship to help further your education. Our firm will offer seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Clarke and Wilcox Counties, including Wilcox Central High School, Wilcox Academy, Thomasville High School, Clarke County High School, Clarke Preparatory School, Jackson High School, Jackson Academy, or other state-certified education program, and who plan to attend a two or four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to submit the following materials along with their scholarship packet or online application form:
- A current high school transcript
- A personal photograph
- Two teacher recommendations (can be submitted via e-mail)
- A creative entry regarding how to reduce or eliminate injuries from automobile crashes involving distracted driving.
Entries may include, but are not limited to, an essay, poem, painting, poster, video, audio recording, web page or other creative entry. The more creative, the better. Essays should be limited to 500 words. Video/audio recordings should be limited to two minutes. All creative entries must be uploaded along with the rest of your application. Entries will not be returned to the applicant.
Start of Submission of Application: January 31st, 2018
Deadline of Submission of Application: April 1st, 2018
HOW TO WIN
Our selection committee will review your packet with a particular focus on your creative entry along with your community involvement. We may publish the winners and the winning creative entries and disseminate them to leaders throughout southwest Alabama. Each scholarship recipient will be notified at your respective school’s year-end awards ceremony. If your school does not have such a ceremony, we will notify the scholarship winners no later than June 30, 2018. Applicants do not have to have been accepted to a two or four-year school at the time of the application. However, payment will be made directly to the institution you will be attending in the fall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
116 Court Street
P.O. Box 729
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451
We look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.