Congratulations to University of Missouri student JAY BURY, WINNER of the 2017 Stevens & McMillan $1,500 Scholarship! Jay’s essay was handpicked by managing partner Dan Stevens as the top submission. Read Jay’s winning submission

We raised our award amount and chose three additional submissions as runner-ups to each receive a $100 scholarship award. Our three runner-ups are: Katie Baillie, Sheri Sanford, and Joshua Klepes.

Thanks to everyone who submitted an essay. We will be offering the scholarship again in 2018, check here for details.

List of the 2017 Scholarship Winners and Mentions

At Stevens & McMillan, we believe that everyone has the right to an education. We would not be where we are today without the help and support of our family, friends, and teachers. However, a quality education can be very expensive and we want to do our part to help the next generation. So, to help deserving students realize their dreams, we are happy to announce the creation of the annual Stevens & McMillan $1500 Scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending college in the 2017-2018 school year.
Applicants for the Stevens & McMillan Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:
  • You must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school; If you are under the age of 18, you must allow your parent or legal guardian to read all of the rules listed on this page and obtain their permission to participate;
  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the United States or planning to attend college no later than January of 2018;
  • You must submit a minimum 1,000 word essay concerning one of the topics below using Microsoft Word. At the end of the essay, please indicate in a separate paragraph your name, phone number, school, expected school in January of 2018 if different, and a statement that you agree to the contest rules.
All essays must be submitted by November 15, 2017. The winner will be selected by December 1, 2017 and the scholarship funds will be mailed to your school on or before December 15, 2017.
The partners of Stevens & McMillan will make the final decision as to the winner of the scholarship. The essays will be judged on creativity and quality. A second place winner and one or more honorable mentions may also be selected, but they will not be eligible for any scholarship or cash payment. Stevens & McMillan will publish the winning essay on one or more internet sites. Stevens & McMillan may also publish the second place winning essay and one or more essays that won honorable mention. By submitting your essay, you agree to the contest rules including granting Stevens & McMillan the right to publish your article on multiple websites without payment unless you are the winner of the scholarship. If you receive first place, second place or honorable mention, and are published online, you may list it on your resume and we will verify the information to any prospective employer.
Choose any law or connected group of laws found in the ADA, ADEA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or OSHA’s Whistleblower laws and describe how these laws have helped employees in the workplace.
You may use examples from your own family or friends, or you can compare and contrast modern employees to employees before these laws were enacted, or you can compare and contrast employees in the United States to employees in other countries, or you can use recent events in the news to illustrate your points.)  California students may use the comparable laws found under California’s FEHA. Candidates are expected to cite to relevant statutes and cases.


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