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Cross & Smith Offering Annual $1,000 College Scholarship

Aug 29, 2018 - Firm News by

Cross & Smith is a Tuscaloosa law firm that handles personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases throughout the State of Alabama. Attorneys Dell Cross and Justin Smith have been frequent lecturers statewide in the area of civil litigation and have written and spoken at several legal education seminars across the state.  The firm’s main office is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, but they have an additional office in Birmingham, AL.

The firm believes giving back to the community is an important part of making a positive impact. To aid in this effort, each year the firm awards one student with $1,000 towards their college education. This is in hopes to ease the burden of college and help with the many expenses that students encounter each semester. High school seniors or current college students that plan to pursue a law degree within the U.S. are eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

  1. Write an essay between 500 – 1,000 words that explains your motivation for pursuing a law degree including any obstacles you think you may encounter and how you plan to address them.
  2. Send an e-mail to both dell.cross@crossandsmith.com and justin.smith@crossandsmith.com with the below information and attach your essay
    • Full name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • Current school
    • Current GPA
    • Intended college and major
    • Any extracurricular or volunteer activities

The winner will be selected based on a combination of writing skills, academic qualifications and extracurricular activities.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior or currently in college
  • Must intend to pursue a degree in law
  • Must submit application materials via email by November 2nd. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Essay and application must be in English
  • By entering, you give us permission to share quotes from your essay, first name, and social media pages publicly. We will not share your contact information or full name.
  • If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission from your parent/legal guardian.

A winner will be selected and contacted via e-mail by December 3rd. If no response is received within one week, a new winner will be chosen.

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"After my husband was injured in a burn accident at work, we felt the accident could have been avoided. I was not sure where to start, but after careful research, we met with Justin Smith and shared our experience. From day one, we felt we were in good hands. Justin and Dell explained everything and kept us informed from start to finish. It was a complicated case that took an outside the box approach. Both Justin and Dell made us feel like part of the team."