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The 2022 Scholarship Essay Contest

The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, 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 2022 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 one of the two following topics:

After the pandemic, address how society will have changed in regards to any of the following areas (you may choose any area or one of your own):
  • Social interactions
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education

As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, 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 & Banks, P.A., will award scholarship prizes to two students chosen as winners of our annual essay contest.

First Place
Second Place

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



2022 Scholarship Timeline

February 15th, 2022 — Submissions Open

April 30th, 2022 — Submissions Close

May 15th, 2022 — Winners Announced

The winners will be chosen by our selection committee based on the 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.

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

Update: Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winners!

1st Place: Lavanya Gupta

2nd Place: Sophia Freeman

The 2022 Scholarship application is now closed, thanks to all the people who submitted their applications, please check back for details on the winners later this month.
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