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The Sneed & Mitchell Scholarship Program

For The 2023-2024 School Year


The Texas personal injury lawyers of Sneed & Mitchell appreciate both the value of an education as well as the need to help others. With the increasing cost of obtaining an education, our attorneys know how difficult it often is for students to pay for tuition, books, housing, and the additional costs as our team members have each shouldered this burdens at one point. 


To help ease the financial strain, we are offering a $1,700.00 dollar bi-annual video essay scholarship open to any individual currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or applying to attend college or graduate school in 2023-2024. There is NO GPA requirement because we believe all students should have the opportunity of obtaining financial support. 

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This scholarship is currently open. The next video applications are due by August 1, 2023, and must be submitted by no later than 11:59 PM CST. The winner will be announced by August 31, 2023.

Scholarship Deets & Guidelines:

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply. 

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2022-2023 school year.

  • If currently enrolled, must be in good standing with the university and provide proof of status by either acceptance letter or some other form of documentation proving acceptance and/or enrollment.

  • Our scholarship has NO GPA requirement, so there's no need to submit a transcript.

  • Must submit your video (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline provided.

Video Essay Requirements:

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Applicants do not have to appear on camera and can use their creatively in addressing the safety related essay prompt.

The essay must be at-least 45 second long.

Once the application period closes, we will determine a winner based on the following factors:

  • Feasibility

  • Creativity

  • Quality

  • Understanding of the topic

Good Luck! You've Got This!

Prompt: A Safer World

Many of the serious injuries our clients experience are often preventable, and technology will continue to make our world a safer place. This video essay scholarship asks you to research a current safety issue and discuss how an existing technology can help lower the rate at which the accident occurs. 

A few examples of industry changing safety technologies (which you are also free to use) include;


  • Tesla's self-driving capability

  • Automatic braking technologies 

  • Wearable devices detecting a child's distress levels at daycare

  • A.I. aimed to preventing pool drownings

  • Systems measuring emission levels at chemical plants

  • Devices helping pilots detect system issues

How widespread is the safety issues? How will the innovation, system, or product you chose help address the issue? Be creative, but you don't have to be perfect. Enjoy thinking about the technology and how it could better our world. And remember, keep it short, the video should be 45-60 seconds. 


Application Instructions:

  • The email subject line must start with “SM 2023 Scholarship” followed by your name. (Example: SM 2020 Scholarship Steve Rogers)

  • In the body of your email, you should include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. 

  • The video essay should be in MP4 format, which is YouTube's recommended video format. 

About Us:

Sneed & Mitchell LLP proudly represent and advocates for victims of negligent car accidents, motorcycle crashestrucking accidents, child safety accidents, offshore maritime accidents, and dog bites, fighting relentlessly each day for people just like you.

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