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Slater & Zurz LLP Scholarship

Slater & Zurz LLP Scholarship for High School Seniors in Ohio

Our law firm has a long history and strong ties to the community in Ohio. To increase the support and advancement of our community, we are pleased to offer high school seniors in Ohio an opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their college education.

This scholarship is not being tied directly to a student’s GPA, ACT scores or class rank. Rather, it is reviewed and awarded based on the preparation of a brief YouTube video and an accompanying written essay. To learn more about our scholarship rules, requirements and guidelines, please see below. If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Meikle at our office via email: ameikle@slaterzurz.com

Eligibility:

  • Students must be a high school senior
  • Students must be graduating from an Ohio High School
  • Students must be planning to attend a College or University in Ohio

Entry Requirements:

  • Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Students must create a 2 – 4 minute YouTube Video and will have two options for the topic of their YouTube video:
  1. The first option requires the student to address an existing law in the State of Ohio that needs to be changed and then tell why the change is necessary.
  2. The second option requires the student to create a new law that would benefit the community and then tell how that new law will impact the community and why that impact is important.
  • Students are encouraged to be creative, logical, and persuasive in support of their topic with both their video submission and written essay
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and have a link to slaterzurz.com/scholarship in the description.
  • Videos must focus on a topic that is meaningful to high school students and young adults. Students will be asked to identify a problem that they or someone they know faces, tell why it it is a problem, and make suggestions for solving or preventing the problem.
  • Some potential topics could be: bullying; discrimination; drug abuse; alcohol abuse. This just a small list of potential problems that high school students and young adults have to deal with everyday. We know there are more problems out there and we want to know what they are, why they are a problem, and how that problem can be fixed.
  • It is important that the videos do not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or hateful. The goal of this video is to expose problems and present solutions, not create new problems. Therefore, the videos cannot contain text or imagery that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 who appears in a video must have parental consent; students must obtain consent prior to video submission.
  • Students are required to submit a written essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, about the topic discussed in the video.
  • All students must complete the online registration form at slaterzurz.com/scholarship.
  • The application must include the video’s YouTube link and the accompanying essay.

How to Enter:

  • All students must upload their video to YouTube.
  • Create an Account with YouTube and upload a video to your YouTube page.
  • Tag your video with the following keywords: Slater Zurz College Scholarship.
  • Include the following link in your description: slaterzurz.com/scholarship.
  • Once the video is uploaded to YouTube, fill out the application at slaterzurz.com/scholarship
  • Include the link to the video and upload the accompanying essay.

Additional Information:

  • Videos entered shall be judged by according to relevant content, clarity in presentation, and creativity. The decisions of Slater & Zurz LLP, and the judges are final and binding, and not subject to appeal.
  • The winning application will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that will be paid directly to the college or university for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
  • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and is non-renewable.

Legal Rights:

  • The applicant grants to Slater & Zurz LLP, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non- exclusive right and license to use, display, reproduce, edit, publish, translate, and distribute the submitted video (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright and renewal that may exist in such material, with the objective to promote the goals of the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship.
  • The applicant grants to Slater & Zurz LLP, the right to use submitted video to create a trailer or to splice together with other submitted videos for the objective of promoting the goals of the the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship. The applicant agrees that Slater & Zurz LLP, is not required to place acknowledgement (as stated below) on a trailer or spliced work as described in this paragraph.
  • The applicant grants to Slater & Zurz, LLP, the right to use the applicants’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and videos in connection with the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship and for any and all advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes relating to the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship or promoting Slater & Zurz LLP.
  • The applicant will be clearly acknowledged for any use of his/her material and his/her name will accompany any dissemination of the material he/she owns by Slater & Zurz LLP. Beyond permission granted herein and acknowledgment, Slater & Zurz LLP shall not be obliged to compensate the applicant for use of the submitted material, unless prohibited by law.
  • All applicant(s) by registering with the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship agree(s) that Slater & Zurz LLP, its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors, are released and discharged from and against all and any costs, claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses of any sort arising out of, or generally relating to: submission of the material for the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship and participation in it, the use of the material by Slater & Zurz LLP, the decisions made or actions taken by Slater & Zurz LLP in connection to the conduct and administration of the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship and the acceptance and use on their part of any prize.
  • Slater & Zurz LLP, and its subsidiaries, its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors are not responsible for technical failures of any kind; any problems or delays arising from any technical, software, equipment malfunctions, computer viruses, or congestion; unavailability of the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship website; any other technical, equipment, or human errors of any kind with regards to the administration of the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship; or any damage or alteration to the entrants’ video that may occur in connection with the uploading or display of the video. Also, Slater & Zurz LLP, is not liable for any failure to screen the entered video on the Internet or at any venue.
  • The applicant(s) specifically acknowledge(s) that Slater & Zurz LLP, is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other applicant(s) or of comments made on YouTube or anywhere the video is posted and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the applicant(s); also the applicant(s) waive(s) any right to seek injunctive action or other equitable relief relating to any claim against Slater & Zurz LLP, and its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors.
  • The Slater and Zurz College Scholarship and these Rules and Guidelines shall be governed by the laws of Ohio, and Ohio shall be the proper venue for any claim, suit, or dispute arising from the Slater and Zurz College Scholarship and participation therein, and these Rules and Guidelines.

YouTube Video Guidelines

Topic:

  • Students have two options for the topic of their YouTube video.
  1. The first option requires the student to address an existing law in the State of Ohio that needs to be changed and then tell why the change is necessary.
  2. The second option requires the student to create a new law that would benefit the community and then tell how that new law will impact the community and why that impact is important.
  • It is important that the videos do not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or hateful. The goal of this video is to expose problems and present solutions, not create new problems. Therefore, the videos cannot contain text or imagery that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Videos must focus on a topic that is meaningful to high school students and young adults. Students will be asked to identify a problem that they or someone they know faces, tell why it it is a problem, and make suggestions for solving or preventing the problem.
  • Some potential topics could be: bullying; discrimination; drug abuse; alcohol abuse. This just a small list of potential problems that high school students and young adults have to deal with everyday. We know there are more problems out there and we want to know what they are, why they are a problem, and how that problem can be fixed.
  • It is important that the videos do not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or hateful. The goal of this video is to expose problems and present solutions, not create new problems. Therefore, the videos cannot contain text or imagery that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Duration:

  • Videos must range between 2 and 4 minutes in duration.

Additional Information:

  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Videos must link to slaterzurz.com/scholarship in the description.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 who appears in a video must have parental consent; entrants must obtain consent prior to video submission.
  • Videos must be original and all applicants grant Slater & Zurz LLP, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to the materials.
  • Any questions can be sent to Aaron Meikle at ameikle@slaterzurz.com

Ready To Apply?

If you’re ready to apply for the Slater and Zurz Scholarship, just click on the below link:

Scholarship Application Form:

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