Bi-Annual Future Leaders Scholarship

Bi-Annual Future Leaders Scholarship

The workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC have been helping members of the greater Philadelphia area for over 30 years. We primarily represent people who have been hurt at work or involved in car accidents. We know the financial strains that an auto accident or work injury places on those involved and their loved ones. It has always been our goal to help those who have been injured by providing the peace of mind that comes with being fairly compensated for their injuries.

In keeping with our tradition of helping people in need we have decided to create the Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC Bi- Annual Future Leaders Scholarship. We understand that the cost of higher education in the United States has skyrocketed, leaving recent graduates and current students in a financial bind before they even have an opportunity to start their careers. To help offset some of the costs of attending college or graduate school Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC will provide $1,000 to assist one current student who is in good standing at a college, university or graduate program in the United States.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Be a legal resident of the United States;
  2. Be eighteen (18) years old at the time the fall scholarship is awarded on November 30 or the spring scholarship is awarded on May 30;
  3. Enrolled in a college, university or graduate program in the United States at the time the fall scholarship is awarded on November 30 or at the time the spring scholarship is awarded on May 30;
  4. Like our Facebook and Google+ pages, where we will announce the winner of the scholarship.

How to Apply

Send us your story!

Tell us how a work injury, car accident, personal injury or other disability or disabling event has impacted your life, and discuss the challenges you have faced in dealing with the injury or event. Millions of people in our country are affected by injuries and illnesses accompanying accidents even though they are not personally involved in the accidents themselves. Perhaps you have comforted a parent, sibling, girlfriend, boyfriend, friend or other relative following a particularly devastating injury? Maybe you have volunteered your time with an organization catering to the needs of those injured at work or otherwise injured. Tell us all about it!

Please include the following in your application:

  1. Name and Contact Information;
  2. Proof of Legal Residency;
  3. Proof of current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States;
  4. Brief description of your financial need;
  5. Brief description of extracurricular activities.

To enter, send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,000 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word attachment) to

Essays exceeding this length or handwritten may not be considered. We are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries, postage-due mail, or entries not received for any reason. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual-property rights of any third party, (2) has not been published in any medium, and (3) has not previously won an award.

All fall scholarship applications must be submitted by October 15. All spring scholarship applications must be submitted by April 15. All applications will be reviewed by our scholarship committee. Winners will be selected based upon originality and appropriateness to contest theme. The winner of the fall scholarship will be announced on our Facebook and Google+ page on November 30 and the spring scholarship winner will be announced May 30. Make sure to like our Facebook and Google+ pages when applying so that you receive proper notification in the event you are selected.

Terms & Conditions

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of award.

By submitting your application, you grant all copyright ownership of the application, including the essay, to Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC and grant Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC permission to post all or a portion of your essay on or any of the firm’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn, with your name and the name of your school.

Past Winners

Fall 2018 – Rachel Buxbaum
Spring 2018 – Leanne Turner
Fall 2017 – Tori Sullivan
Spring 2017 – Jane Todd
Fall 2016 – Lindsay Swanson
Spring 2016 – Austin Stevens