Scholarship Application Instructions & Terms

Hoffoss Devall Law Firm Scholarships

Please read the following before submitting your application.

The Hoffoss Devall Louisiana Safe Driver Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for a Louisiana high school senior who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in Louisiana in 2019. It is awarded through a competition sponsored by Hoffoss Devall, LLC (“Sponsor”) and administered by GNGF, LLC, for the purpose of helping to give the possibility of a college education to a deserving individual (the “Competition”).

These Terms & Conditions explain how the competition works. Please read them carefully so that you understand all the requirements and conditions for participating.

Entry Period: The competition ended on May 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The entry period is now closed, we will announce a winner in July 2019, thank you to all that applied. 

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Eligibility. The Competition is open to any Louisiana high school senior who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in 2019. Employees of Hoffoss Devall, LLC and GNGF, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition. No minimum GPA is required.

How do you apply? To apply for this scholarship, create a short (30-120 second video) OR submit an essay (must be at least 1,000 words) telling us about one of the following things:

1. Explain why you do not support or promote distracted driving (Ex: driving while texting or drinking).

2. Explain how you prevent distracted driving and promote safe driving practices for yourself, friends, or family by providing specific examples.

 

OPTION 1 – If you’re submitting a video application – Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the application with supporting essay, and include a link to your video on YouTube.

OPTION 2 – If you’re submitting an essay application – Fill out the application and include your full essay (must be at least 1,000 words) in the appropriate submission box.

Then go to the application page, where you will be asked to do the following:

1. Fill out an application including your name, address, date of birth, educational background (graduation year; high school attended), and student identification number at the Qualifying Institution at which you are enrolled for 2019.

2. Upload your video and supporting essay, then provide a link to your video or submit your full essay (must be at least 1,000 words) with your application.

Entries will not be returned.

OPTION 1 – VIDEO APPLICATION:

The video can be serious, funny, inspiring, a public service announcement – whatever you want! Creativity is encouraged. The video must be 30-120 seconds in length. You don’t need to be a professional videographer. Film it with whatever resources you have!

Visit YouTube Support if you have questions about how to upload a video. If you do not have a YouTube channel, click here. Upload the video to YouTube using the title and description format below:

Title: Hoffoss Devall Louisiana Safe Driver Scholarship – ________ [YOUR NAME]

Description: //www.hdinjurylaw.com/scholarship/ [YOUR SUMMARY OF VIDEO CONTENT] This video is an application for the Hoffoss Devall Louisiana Safe Driver Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship, offered by Hoffoss Devall, LLC, will be given to one high school senior in Louisiana.

Supporting Essay. Your essay should expand on the content of your video and must be no more than 500 words.

Additional Requirements for Essay. The essay must be your original work and not previously published. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of GNGF, include any material that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, disparaging of any racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or any other minority group, infringing, in violation of any third party rights or any other law, illegible, or late, will be disqualified.

OPTION 2: ESSAY APPLICATION: 

Write an essay that is at least 1,000 words in length using one of the two topics:

1. Explain why you do not support or promote distracted driving (Ex: driving while texting or drinking).

2. Explain how you prevent distracted driving and promote safe driving practices for yourself, friends, or family by providing specific examples.

Submitting Your Essay: Submit this along with your full application on the application page. Your essay must be at least 1,000 words.

Additional Requirements for Essay. The essay must be your original work and not previously published. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of GNGF, include any material that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, disparaging of any racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or any other minority group, infringing, in violation of any third party rights or any other law, illegible, or late, will be disqualified.

Selection and Notification of Winner. All qualified submissions will be judged by GNGF and Hoffoss Devall, LLC without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited basis. The applicant whose submission best meets the following criteria will be selected as the Scholarship Winner:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Thoughtfulness/quality of content

The Scholarship Winner will be chosen within four (4) weeks upon the closing of the competition and will be notified shortly thereafter by email, using the contact information provided in the application.

Award. The Scholarship Winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, payable by check directly to the Qualifying Institution identified in the application as the school where the Scholarship Winner will be enrolled in 2019. If the Scholarship Winner decides to attend a Qualifying Institution other than the one so identified, he or she must notify GNGF no later than June 15, 2019, so that the award may be sent to the correct entity.

Except where prohibited by law, before the award can be sent to the Qualifying Institution, the Scholarship Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Compliance with Official Rules, a Publicity Release, and a Release of Liability. If any potential Scholarship Winner does not meet these requirements within fourteen (14) days of notification, an alternate Scholarship Winner will be named.

General Conditions. Any applicant suspected of tampering with or disrupting any aspect of the Competition will be disqualified. All decisions of GNGF are final. By your participation, you – and, if you are a minor, your parent or guardian – (i) agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, (ii) represent and warrant that your entry is original and not previously published, (iii) agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and GNGF, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, and damages of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Competition or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Award, and (iv) grant Sponsor a sole, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable right to use your essay, as well as your name, likeness, voice, biographical information, and statements, for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now known or hereafter invented, without compensation or notification, except as prohibited by law.

Limitation of Liability. Sponsor and GNGF make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement with respect to the Award. Some jurisdictions may not permit limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties. Check your local laws to determine if any of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Sponsor and GNGF are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unintelligible entries, including entries not received because of interrupted or unavailable network servers, failed communications networks or equipment, computer hardware or software, or other errors or malfunctions whether human, mechanical, or electronic. Should Sponsor and GNGF, in their sole discretion, determine that the Competition has been compromised by virus, bugs, hackers, or other causes beyond its control, Sponsor and GNGF reserve the right to terminate the competition and choose the Scholarship Winner in a fair and reasonable manner from among all eligible entries submitted prior to termination.

Governing Law.  All disputes concerning the construction, interpretation, validity, effect, and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to conflicts of laws provisions.  You agree that exclusive jurisdiction over any legal action arising out of or in connection with the Competition will be in state or federal courts located in or nearest to Hamilton County, Ohio, and by submitting an application you consent to such jurisdiction and venue.

Privacy.  With the exception of the Winner’s name and Qualifying School, contact information collected by Sponsor and GNGF solely in connection with the Competition will not be shared with third parties.

Winner’s List.  For the name of the Scholarship Winner, write to GNGF at the address below.

Sponsor and Administrator. The Sponsor of the Competition is Hoffoss Devall, LLC, at 517 West College Street Lake Charles, LA 70605. The administrator of the Competition is GNGF, LLC, 1415 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45214, (513-444-2016).