Who Can Apply: In 2012, Belluck & Fox, LLP in New York launched its inaugural mesothelioma essay contest. Nearly 60 entries were received for the contest and $10,000 in prize money was offered. Participants wrote essays on a variety of mesothelioma topics: a mesothelioma sufferer’s personal story, the history of asbestos use in American industry / manufacturing, and the latest developments in medical treatments for mesothelioma.
The scholarship money from the essay contest is one way the law firm encourages younger people to learn about the disease. The contest is also designed to generate enthusiasm by encouraging the public to support the entrants and their essays via Facebook. Through this outreach, our hope is that the contestants will spread the word about mesothelioma to family and friends, and expand the reach of mesothelioma awareness.
Deadline: October 9, 2015