Congratulations to our winners of the 2017 Warren & Kallianos Scholarship:

1st Place – Tiffini Johnson
2nd Place – Jonah Costello
3rd Place – Anna Elter

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The personal injury attorneys at Warren & Kallianos are committed to helping young people achieve their educational goals and forge future solutions to the problems we face today. And we want to hear from you!

For this year’s scholarship program, our firm is offering a total of $3,000 in prize money for students who creatively tackle tough topics involving drunk driving and how technology is changing the driving landscape.

Eligibility to Enter the Scholarship Competition

We invite students from across the United States to enter the competition by submitting an essay. The contest is open to students who meet the following criteria:

• High school juniors and seniors
• Students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities

Applicants who are 17 years old or younger need to provide parental consent to enter. International students, those who are not U.S. citizens, and residents of U.S. territories are not eligible. Employees of Warren & Kallianos and their immediate family members are also not eligible.


first prize

$1,500 Scholarship


second prize

$1,000 Scholarship


third prize

$500 Scholarship

Each winner will receive a check from the law firm of Warren & Kallianos. These funds must be used to pay for education-related expenses. Any applicable federal, state, and local taxes on the scholarship will be the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipients.

Essay Topic for the Scholarship Competition

At Warren & Kallianos, we work with clients every day who have been hurt in all types of auto accidents. Among young people, two of the major causes of crashes are drunk driving and technological distractions.

We invite you to share your perspective on these driving dangers by submitting an essay that addresses ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

How do the marketing tactics of local businesses impact the consumption of alcohol by college students who drive? Do businesses play a role in over drinking? Or do they play more of a role in preventing drinking and driving?

Are self-driving cars a powerful introduction to the marketplace, or do they create more havoc on the roadways?

What are the pros and cons of technology and driving?

Application and Essay Requirements

Essays must address one of the above topics and contain at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000. Your essay must be your own original work. Plagiarism is a serious violation and will result in automatic disqualification.

Entries must be sent by email to: Your submission must include:

  • Your essay as a Word document (in .doc or .docx format)
  • A digital photo of yourself (in .jpg or .png format)
  • A copy of your school transcript or proof of enrollment
  • A coversheet with:
    • Your name, address, and contact phone number
    • A short bio (just two or three sentences) describing yourself
    • The name and address of your school
    • A signature of a parent or guardian (if you are younger than 18)

Please do not send in a live chat submission for the scholarship

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