Personal Injury Law Firm Hopes to Bring Attention to Roadway Safety by Awarding Six College Scholarships

The Joye Law Firm scholarship contest is open to all graduating seniors in South Carolina, who plan to attend a four-year institution. Applicants must produce a creative entry that brings awareness to the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Six winners will each receive $2,000.

2/13/17 – CHARLESTON, SC – The Joye Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with offices throughout South Carolina, is seeking applicants for their annual college scholarship contest. Started in 2008, the Joye Law Firm Scholarship Contest will award a $2,000 scholarship to six graduating South Carolina seniors who are attending a four-year college or university.

To enter the competition, students must complete an application, submit a high school transcript (either official or unofficial) and submit a creative entry that raises awareness about the dangers of drunk or distracted driving.  The creative entry can take any form, including essay, poem, painting, poster, video, audio recording, web page or other form of creative expression.  Application packets and additional details have been sent to local schools and are also available at Joye Law Firm’s website. Students may apply online.

“Each year, we are blown away by the talent and creativity of our applicants,” said Joye Law Firm’s Managing Partner, Attorney Ken Harrell.

The scholarship contest was started in 2008.  Since that time, the firm has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to deserving students across that state of South Carolina.

“We know that students respect their peers. So, this is an opportunity for seniors to take a stand and show younger students that drunk driving and distracted driving are not cool and not acceptable,” added Harrell, “That message can save lives.”

To be considered for this year’s contest, all applications must be submitted or post-marked by April 1, 2017. Judges will select the scholarship winners based on the quality of the creative entry, as well as the student’s school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits. Winners will be notified prior to June 15, 2017 and will be honored at a scholarship banquet.

For more information, visit the Joye Law Firm Scholarship Contest web page.

Leading by Example

To recognize the importance of giving back to the community, Joye Law Firm established Joye in the Community — a year‐round program that encompasses the firm’s community and service efforts. The initiative is designed to enrich the lives of everyone involved in the program and raise awareness about the needs of those in the Clinton, Charleston, Columbia and Myrtle Beach areas. Visit www.joyeinthecommunity.com to learn more.

About Joye Law Firm

Joye Law Firm has been providing legal services to the people of South Carolina since 1968. The firm of accomplished South Carolina injury attorneys offers nearly 250 years of combined litigation experience. Visit www.joyelawfirm.com to learn more.

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Since 1968, the South Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys of Joye Law Firm have been committed to securing compensation for accident and injury victims. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers have nearly 250 years of combined litigation experience, and many of them have been recognized as South Carolina Super Lawyers. For many years, our South Carolina personal injury law firm has been listed with an AV rating in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.

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