Westlake Village, California – Ventura County based personal injury law firm Vititoe Law Group is excited to announce that the application process is underway for second annual James W. Vititoe award, a scholarship that will be given to a high school student who excels academically and demonstrates outstanding leadership potential.
Last year the firm received hundreds of applications for the 2015 award, which was designed for candidates who had family members that have served in the armed forces. Last year’s winner was Joseph W. Cook, an outstanding young man who is now attending the University of Notre Dame and majoring in Physics.
James W. Vititoe Award Candidate Criteria
We take great pride in our work and believe it is important to invest in the education of students throughout our community, particularly those who are committed to civic work, both now and in their future careers.
The 2016 James W. Vititoe application is being made available to Ventura County high school seniors who are students in the following high schools: Westlake / Oaks Christian / Agoura / Oak Park / La Reina / Thousand Oaks / Newbury Park / Calabasas / Moorpark / Malibu .
To be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be entering freshman year in college in 2016
- Plan to declare a major in any field of study
- Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency
Along with information about their GPA and extra-curricular activities, applicants are being asked to write a story, essay, poem, etc. of 1,500 words explaining the benefits of civic work and investing your time and resources into your community. Students are also being asked to describe their community involvement and their goals for continuing service into the future.
Entries will be judged by a third party on the basis of creativity, content, originality, clarity and punctuation/grammar. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner on August 1st, 2016.
Candidates for the 2016 James W. Vititoe Award can submit their application here.