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As dedicated Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe it is important to foster positive changes within our communities and country and to support our students—both current and future. Therefore, our firm is proudly launching the WKW Scholarship Program to encourage students to share their ideas on how the legal system can help with the opioid crisis in the United States.
WKW invites students in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana to submit an essay about the opioid crisis—as it relates to the legal system—for a chance to win the WKW scholarship. Submission is open to high school seniors in the state of Indiana.
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began prescribing them at increasing rates. This consequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of opioids before it became clear that these medications could be highly addictive. Opioid overdose rates began to increase, and as a result, over 115 Americans die every day due to overdose. This serious national crisis affects public health, social welfare, and economic welfare. So, our question to you is: How can the legal system help with the opioid crisis?
The panel of judges will consist of 3 lawyers. These judges will be looking for:
There will be only one winner. That winner will receive a check for $5,000 payable to the school of choice to assist with tuition or other school expenses. The winner will be recognized publicly on our website and social media channels.
The deadline to submit your application for the Wilson Kehoe Winingham Scholarship is December 7, 2018. No late submissions will be accepted.
The winner will be announced January 31, 2019 via phone call and later publicly recognized on our website and social media channels.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any candidate who plagiarizes will be immediately disqualified from the scholarship program.
All submissions to WKW become the property of WKW upon submission. By entering this contest, you grant WKW the right to use your essay, photo, name, area of residence, and college information for marketing and promotion purposes.
You will submit all of your application material via email.