Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, would like to thank the six hundred plus applicants who submitted essays to our Foundation For Your Future 2018 scholarship. We opened the scholarship up earlier this year, and the prize is $500 towards the winner’s post-secondary educational expenses.

We asked you all, “How will attending college help you achieve your future goals?” because we strongly believe that higher education creates a strong foundation for everyone. And boy, did we get answers.

Since the scholarship deadline on August 1th, 2018, we’ve been reading essays and debating who deserves it most. Learning about all your goals and future plans, it was hard to choose just five finalists; but we did. Our five finalists are, in no particular order:

  • Marian D. – Ellsworth AFB, SD
  • Naika L. – Greenfield, MA
  • Isaiah J. – Pensacola, FL
  • Grace D. – North Lima, OH

Congratulations, finalists! You impressed us very much. It will be tough to choose only one of you, but we’re ready for another all-nighter or two before we announce our winner on September 5th. Check back on our blog and Facebook to see who it will be!

In the meantime, we’d like to extend a serious thank-you to every student who took the time to apply to this scholarship. As a team of trial lawyers from New York, we know a thing or two about toughness. And putting yourself out there and putting in the work of applying to this scholarship wasn’t easy. If you keep applying yourself like this, we can almost guarantee that you’ll find success in life. Best of luck achieving your future goals!

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