The personal injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are proud to offer the 2021 Accountability & Morality Scholarship! Everyone, even corporations, is accountable for their actions. Every action has an effect on the people and places involved. Whether it is something as small as an individual making a ‘just’ decision or as large as environmental impact, every action has its positive and negative effects.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “it is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” As individuals, this is easier said than done. We can control our actions and be held accountable for our mistakes. But what happens when corporations make mistakes, or a product has side effects that were unintended? Who is held accountable? Scholarship applicants are asked to dive into liability law and business ethics to describe a time either they personally, another individual, or a group were injured because of corporate oversight. Who was held accountable for the incident? How were damages fixed? And were the results fair?
Once all of the submissions have been received, the entries will be reviewed and the top five applicants will be selected to each receive a $1,000 award for their essays that describe a time when a corporation’s actions failed resulting in someone or a group of people being injured, and how the victims overcame their situation and held a specific party accountable.
- The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States.
- Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
- The candidate must submit a 750-word essay response to the prompt: Applicants are asked to dive into liability law and business ethics to describe a time either they personally, another individual, or a group were injured because of corporate oversight. Who was held accountable for the incident? How were damages fixed? And were the results fair?
- The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
- The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
Application Deadline and Instructions:
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to email@example.com by September 31st, 2021. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “O’Connor, Acciani & Levy_Accountability & Morality Scholarship_Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The top five essays of the 2021 Accountability & Morality Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline and those five will be the recipient of the $1,000 award.