Slater & Zurz LLP Scholarship for High School Seniors in Ohio

Slater & Zurz LLP Announces 2nd Annual $1,000 Scholarship Program For Ohio High School Students

With the annual cost of public and private colleges increasing year after year, parents and students are looking for ways to help offset those yearly fees. Earning a scholarship is a great way to reduce some of the cost. The sooner one starts applying for scholarships, the chance of earning funding from a variety of sources increases.  Besides sending in national applications, don’t forget that there are many local and state Ohio area associations and corporations, like Slater & Zurz, also offering scholarships.

“Many of us at Slater & Zurz remember how challenging it was to pay for college,” states Jim Slater, managing partner of Slater & Zurz LLP.

“ Because providing a higher education to our next generation is so essential to our society, we are committed to helping in any way we can. In 2017 we established our first scholarship for Ohio high school seniors planning to attend an Ohio college or university. We are pleased to continue, in 2018, the Slater & Zurz scholarship in the amount of $1,000.”

The scholarship will not be tied directly to a student’s GPA, ACT scores or class rank. Rather, it will be awarded based on the preparation of a 2-4 minute YouTube video and an accompanying written essay exploring the following topic:

“How can the legal system (government, law enforcement, etc.) in Ohio, address and stop the serious opioid drug problem?”

The deadline for submissions will be March 31, 2018, and the winner will be selected on May 1, 2018. To learn more about scholarship rules, requirements and guidelines, please refer to the information below:


  • Student must be a high school senior
  • Student must be graduating from an Ohio high school
  • Student must be planning to attend a college or university in Ohio

Entry Requirements:

  • Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Students must create a YouTube video running two to four minutes total.
  • Students are encouraged to be creative, logical, and persuasive in support of their topic—in both their video submission and written essay.
  • 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 and 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.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and have a link to in the description.
  • Then students must complete the online registration form at
  • The application must include the video’s YouTube link and the accompanying essay.

Additional questions can be directed to: Kim White at the Slater & Zurz LLP office, via email: [email protected]


Update from our 2017 scholarship recipient:

Mr. Slater,

I wanted to reach out to you to catch up and let you know how my first semester of college went. First and most importantly, Ohio State is everything I could have dreamed of and so much more. I have enjoyed every second of being here, even through the stress of difficult classes and finals week. My transition to college went even smoother than expected.

I became involved in BuckeyeThon at the beginning of my first semester, and served as a Team Captain of over 100 undergraduate students in my residence hall. BuckeyeThon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus, and its main focus is to raise money for the Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant floors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Through fundraising and recruitment events, my team was able to raise over $18,000.00 this year. It was truly amazing to see everyone come together to fight for something that is so much bigger than Ohio State.

I am also involved in Fisher Cares, a volunteer organization that is run through the college of business; the Fisher Citizenship Program, which is designed to help first-year business students become involved in the business community; and Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law fraternity.

I have declared a major in Finance, a minor in Legal Foundations of Society, and am actively involved in the pre-law program. The pre-law program consists of many forums which help undergraduate students understand the different paths one can take before and after attending law school. This program has allowed me to meet amazing students and faculty, including the Dean of the Moritz College of Law. I made the Dean’s list last semester and applied for the honors program as well.

Thank you again for helping me realize my dreams by offering me the Slater & Zurz scholarship last summer. I am truly appreciative of everything that has contributed to my time at Ohio State thus far and moving forward.

With sincerest gratitude,

Hannah Grayem