Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest
Studying at the University of Texas not only prepared Neal Davis academically, but gave him the opportunity to meet his mentor, Dick DeGuerin. His collegiate experience shaped the lawyer Neal would become. What better way to pay that forward than by creating a scholarship opportunity for others?
Contest is closed.
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. trade school, college or university with a VALID STUDENT ID#.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
- All submissions should be in English.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
Scholarship selection process
Judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. Entries will be judged on argument presented as well as reader-friendliness for online audiences. The winner will be selected and notified up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries will also be published on the Neal Davis Law website. Check will be sent directly to the winner’s college.
Guidelines and tips from the judges
The judges, who read thousands of essays, have provided some key tips that will help you write a high quality essay.
- Answer the question. Submissions that don’t answer the question will be disqualified.
- Be transparent about your use of AI. When submitting your work, make sure to disclose that you used AI to generate content, and provide the prompts you used to generate that content. This ensures that your work is ethical and honest.
- Use AI to generate ideas and inspiration, not as a replacement for your own writing. AI should not be used to generate entire essays or papers without your own input.
- Carefully consider your prompt and the goals of your writing assignment. Generate prompts that are specific and targeted, which will result in more relevant and useful content.
- Use a variety of prompts to ensure that you are exploring different perspectives and ideas. This will help you generate more well-rounded and nuanced content.
- Remember that AI-generated content is not a substitute for your own critical thinking and analysis. Use AI as a tool to help you generate ideas and inspiration, but make sure to carefully evaluate and edit the content generated by the AI to ensure that it meets the requirements of your writing assignment.
- Cite any sources and citations used, including the AI prompts. This ensures that your work is well-researched, accurate, and supported by credible sources.
- Use paragraphs and white space to separate your ideas.
- Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check your work. Free versions are often available.
- Read your essay out loud. If it sounds good to you, it will sound good to the judges.
- Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
Ownership of entries
All scholarship entries submitted to Neal Davis Law, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of NealDavisLaw.com. By submitting the application form, you acknowledge that Neal Davis Law will own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph) and prize information.
*The information collected from applicants will not be used to solicit them for business or sold to third-party solicitors.*
Curious about what it takes to win? Check out previous winners.
On top of practicing law, one of my passions in life is helping students of all backgrounds and ages succeed. I privately fund this scholarship program to help students like you pursue education. Whether you’re in law school or another higher learning institution, I hope this scholarship takes away some of the financial burdens and stress you face, allowing you to focus on your academic success.
I wish you luck. Stay in school and stay focused.
Get to know attorney Neal Davis
Neal Davis is a top-rated Texas attorney, focusing in both criminal defense and personal injury litigation. Neal is a native Houstonian. He majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, and spent part of his childhood in Mexico. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, and became licensed to practice law in Texas in 1999. Studying at the University of Texas not only prepared Neal Davis academically, but gave him the opportunity to meet his mentor, Dick DeGuerin. Read Bio