Safety Scholarship for College Students

Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place.

Our scholarship aims to accomplish three goals:

  • Provide financial aid to a college student
  • Encourage students to explore the role personal injury lawyers play in minimizing hazards, helping those injured, and encouraging people everywhere to think about consumer safety.
  • Inspire students to pursue a career in any legal field.

How to enter:

  • Record a one-to-two-minute video explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
  • Publish the video to your personal YouTube channel
  • Title the video Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship Contest and include this link in the description.
  • Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
  • OR submit a 1,000 – 1,500-word essay explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place to [email protected].


All submissions are due by August 15th each year but applications are accepted year-round. The winner will be chosen and notified in August of each year.

Official Scholarship Rules

2020 Scholarship Winner

We are proud to announce the video submission winner of our 2020 Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship: Mihnea Frincu!

Winner of the 2020 safety scholarship

2017 Safety Scholarship Winners

Maria Sanders Video Essay

Maria is a current undergraduate student at American River College with a 4.0 GPA, will be transferring to UC Berkeley as a Legal Studies major in January of 2018.

Nicholas Katz Written Essay

Nicholas is a police officer in New Haven, Connecticut is enrolled at the Duke University School of Law for the Fall of 2017, with an expected graduation date of Spring 2020. He has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Haven. Nick spent the first four years of his career as a patrol officer, six months as a detective in the gang shooting task force, and was recently promoted.

Notable Entrants

Kendra Cobb (written)
Taylor Gay – Youtube Link
Annalise McGuire (written)
William Weber – Youtube Link
Robert Sproul – Youtube Link

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