The Law Offices of George Vomvolakis is proud to announce the annual Campus Safety Scholarship. The idea behind the program is to help raise awareness of how we (as a nation) can increase the safety and well-being of college students across the United States. As a criminal defense attorney, I have seen every situation imaginable, and often find myself representing defendants accused of committing crimes on college campuses.
If I had it my way, I would never have to represent anyone in this scenario, because the alleged crime wouldn’t have been allowed to happen in the first place. This is not to say that ANY blame should be placed on anyone other than the accused, but to simply say that there needs to be stricter security measures put in place at universities and colleges across the nation.
I decided to create this scholarship to encourage the conversation about campus safety. Higher education institutions should be about learning and personal growth, and no student attempting to better themselves should ever be in fear for their personal safety. I plan to take the recommendations of all students submitting an essay, and compile them into a resource that will be presented to Campus Safety Offices around the nation.
I ask you to apply for my scholarship for two reasons: 1) to win $1,000 towards your education and more importantly 2) to help cultivate change in campus safety. I look forward to reading all of your essays, and thank you in advance for your hard work and advice!
About the Scholarship
The Campus Safety Scholarship is geared around writing an essay on how you would improve campus safety. A good essay will be based on personal experience and/or observations you’ve made about the current safety status of your campus. The guidelines for submitting an essay are as follows:
– Your own original work/ideas – Must be between 1500-2000 words (a little more or less is acceptable) – Submitted by August 31, 2016 – On the topic of “How Would You Make Your Campus Safer for Students?” – Agreement that your ideas could be used (anonymously) in a white paper highlighting the shortcomings of campus safety
Who is Eligible?
We are very interested in hearing the opinions and advice of every student on college campuses! Therefore, we have a very limited criteria for applying. We believe that every student deserves a shot at a scholarship, and shouldn’t be turned down just because they slept through a mid-term and got a D in Microeconomics. To be eligible for the Campus Safety Scholarship, students must meet one of the following criteria:
– Accepted, or enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or university program, OR – Accepted, or enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school OR – Accepted, or enrolled in a graduate-level program of any kind
We are incredibly excited to read your submissions and award this scholarship! Regardless of whether you win or not, we believe all of your ideas will greatly contribute to Campus Safety as a whole.
– All Form Fields Completed Below – Applications Sent Only by the Contact Form – File Must be Uploaded in Word or PDF Format – Essay Between 1500 and 2000 Words