Rules and FAQ for Lowenthal & Abrams’ 2017 Scholarship
“What Law or Laws Would You Create to Make Hospitals Safer?”
Details: See the Scholarship page
Amount: The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.
Deadline: All submissions must be received no later than midnight, 12/1/2017 at midnight, EST. Essays received after this period will not be considered.
Who is Eligible?
- High School Seniors accepted to University, College, or Trade School within the United States.
- Students Currently Enrolled in University, College, or Trade School within the United States.
- 18 years old, or provide written permission from your parents if under the age of 18.
1. General Eligibility
Lowenthal & Abrams’ Scholarship(Scholarship) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who a meet the eligibility requirements under Who is Eligible listed above, and submission requirements listed below. Employees of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC and other companies associated with the promotion of the Scholarship, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Scholarship is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Sponsor of this Scholarship is Lowenthal & Abrams, PC.
3. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Scholarship constitutes all entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning the Scholarship is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
4. Scholarship Period
The Scholarship contest process begins on May 22, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 at 12:00 am EST (the Scholarship Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Scholarship Period will be disqualified. Eligible submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Scholarship by sending an email to Scholarship@LowenthalAbrams.com.
5. How to Enter
Write an original, 500-word essay answering the question”What Law or Laws Would You Create to Make Hospitals Safer?”
Send via email to, Scholarship@LowenthalAbrams.com, the following:
- Your essay in a Word document
- Your name, mailing address and phone number
- The name of the school in which you are enrolled or in which you will enroll as of Spring, 2018
- If you are under 18, attach a pdf file containing a signed statement from your parent or guardian giving you permission to enter the contest.
Any essay that does not follow these procedures will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for the scholarship. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Entries received after the deadline period will not be considered. If your entry is incomplete it will be deleted and not considered. If you realize your entry was incomplete and it is before the deadline, send a new and complete entry.
6. Choosing the Winner
The winner will be chosen by a team at Lowenthal & Abrams. That team’s decision is solely within their discretion and is final and uncontestable.
7. Winner Notification
The winner will be notified by email or phone. The winner (parent or legal guardian if a minor in his or her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the Scholarship. If the winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within ten (10) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, the winner forfeits award.
Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate potential winner by choosing a new winner under the same process as described under “Choosing a Winner.” Only three (3) alternate potential winners will be determined, after which the scholarship will remain un-awarded.
8. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Scholarship is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Scholarship is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Scholarship to address the impairment and then resume the Scholarship in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Scholarship and, in the event of termination, award the Scholarship by choosing among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Scholarship or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Scholarship may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
9. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Scholarship, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Scholarship, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Scholarship or receipt or use of the Scholarship award (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Scholarship, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Scholarship; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Scholarship, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Scholarship, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Scholarship-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants’ participation in the Scholarship acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Scholarship, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Scholarship or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Scholarship, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania. Jurisdiction over any matters arising due to this Scholarship is accorded to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and all involved agree to submit themselves to personal jurisdiction in that county and state.
Winners are responsible for applicable taxes, if any.
13. Winner List
To request the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Amy Weiss, Lowenthal & Abrams, 555 City Line Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the winner announcement date (listed above). For the name of the winner you may also send an email to Scholarship@LowenthalAbrams.com. The winner will also be announced on Lowenthal & Abrams’ various social media accounts and website.
About Lowenthal & Abrams
Lowenthal & Abrams, PC is a law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at Scholarship@lowenthalabrams.com or 610-667-7511. This Scholarship may be considered legal marketing in your jurisdiction.