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The Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity for the Hampton Roads Area

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers set up its scholarship program in 2017. The firm will award three scholarships of $2,000 to 2019 graduating seniors in schools in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore area.

For years, the personal injury lawyers have been supporting good causes in our community and taking on young people as interns. Now we are happy to be able to help them during their studies. We are also using our scholarship program to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, one of the most significant causes of accidents involving teens.

Criteria for Entering the Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

You must be a graduating senior at a public or a private school in one of the following cities and counties in Virginia.

  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Chesapeake
  • Virginia Beach
  • Newport News
  • Hampton
  • Isle of Wight
  • York County
  • Poquoson
  • Northampton County
  • Accomack County
  • James City
  • Surry County
  • York County
  • Williamsburg

You must have a confirmed offer to study at an institute of higher education and have a letter of recommendation. You will be required to send us a copy of your acceptance to enter our scholarship program.

The cash prizes will be awarded in the form of a check made out to the school you will be studying at in 2019.

How To Enter

Please submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words about the dangers of distracted driving and how you think the problem should be tackled. We are looking for fresh ideas and vibrant presentations. Great images, infographics, posters, art and video will gain you extra points. Please limit audio or video in your presentations to 2 minutes. Send information to [email protected] or attach them to the scholarship contest application form under the "How to Apply" section.

All submissions will become the property of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers to use and distribute at our discretion. The entrants agree that Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has permission to use their image and any material provided for marketing purposes.

The Timetable to Enter

We will start accepting entries on Jan 1, 2019. The deadline for submitting entries is July 1, 2019.

Our selection committee will consider your background and submission looking at its originality, creativity and depth of research. We will announce the awards on July 15, 2019.

Successful applications will be expected to visit Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ main offices in Norfolk to be presented with their checks during a ceremony which will be videoed and photographed for marketing purposes.

How To Apply

Please fill in out Scholarship Contest Application and submit the form. Good luck. Please read our distracted driving resources here to help you gain ideas.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our attorneys have more than five decades of combined experience of working in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and we have client meeting locations in all of the cities of Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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