Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, a law firm that represents individuals in personal injury and employment law disputes throughout the New York metro area, awarded scholarship money to five students who are about to enter their first year of college. Winners were selected from a pool of entrants who wrote original essays on one of two topics dealing with medical malpractice and altruism.
“At Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we appreciate the value of higher education and the doors of opportunity it opens for young people,” said Richard S. Jaffe, an attorney and one of the firm’s named partners. “It is our honor to recognize the potential of such bright students and assist them with paying the cost of furthering their academic goals.”
The winners of the 2019 College Scholarship Program were:
- First place- Jennifer Saucedo, $1,000
- Runner up- Charles Simon, $500
- Honorable mention- Pamela Kreinces, $250
- Honorable mention- Nolan Deja, $250
- Honorable mention- Chloe Cunningham, $250
“This year’s honorees displayed an impressive degree of insight, compassion and strength of character,” Jaffe said. “We are inspired by their past achievements and their future plans. Our firm is humbled by the opportunity to help them on their way forward in life.”
Applicants were required to submit an original essay totaling at least 500 words, but no more than 750, on one of the following topics:
How was your life affected (by either you or someone you care about) that was was injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. How did this accident have an impact on your life? What did you learn from it and how did it help your grow?
- Distracted Driving
Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, however, many people continue to make the decision to drive under the influence. Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons.
- Sports Injuries
Do you think that there is enough emphasis on safety in sports to prevent concussions? What do you think we should do to curb concussions in high school athletics?
The top essays were selected by a panel of judges, and the winners were chosen based on online voting. This year marked the fifth time the firm has conducted the scholarship competition.
About the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP takes pride in providing personalized, compassionate, aggressive and effective legal services to personal injury victims on Long Island and nearby areas including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens. The firm handles a wide range of employment law, personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and premises liability. The firm’s office is located on Long Island at 2001 Marcus Avenue, W295, New Hyde Park, NY 11042. For more information, call Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at 516-358-6900 or fill out an online contact form.