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Making Positive Changes - 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest

The scholarship contest for 2019 has closed, view the winning essays and check back next year to apply.

The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the people we represent and in the North Carolina communities we serve. In keeping with that commitment, we are pleased to announce our 2019 scholarship contest to help some deserving students in North Carolina with college education expenses.

Our law firm recognizes the importance of attaining a college education to pursuing a fulfilling career in the 21st century. We are pleased to assist. The winners will receive a total of $1,500 in scholarships.

To enter the contest, applicants should write an original essay of approximately 500-words on the following topic:

If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., works to make positive differences in the lives of North Carolinians recovering from serious injuries and workplace accidents. We look forward to reading about the positive community changes that young people envision.


Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., will award scholarship prizes to two students chosen as winners of our 2019 essay contest.

First Place
Second Place

Each winner will receive a check from the law firm to be used for education expenses.

2019 Scholarship Timeline

January 1, 2019 — Submissions Open

April 1, 2019 — Submissions Close

By the end of April — Winners Announced

The winners will be chosen by our selection committee based on originality and merit of the essay.


To be eligible to enter the essay contest, an applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and be a high school senior or college undergraduate.

Applicants should submit electronically an essay as a Word document or PDF, along with a completed application, a digital photo of themselves and a school transcript.

Applicants who are 17 years old or younger need to provide parental consent.

Questions about the contest can be sent to:

General Rules

By submitting an essay and application, you acknowledge that if you are selected as a winner, Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., will own all rights to publish, distribute and promote the essay.

By accepting a prize, the essay contest winners grant Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., permission to use their name, biographical information and photo for marketing purposes.

The submission of a plagiarized essay will result in disqualification. The decisions of the selection committee are final.

Employees of Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., its board of directors and immediate family members are not eligible to enter the essay contest.

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