We had so many impressive applications for our 2017 scholarship last year, that we at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., were almost nervous about being overwhelmed this year! It can be hard work reading through the thoughtful, heartfelt essays that our New Jersey students submitted, and even harder work to pick just one winner.

Luckily, we still have a grace period to debate who gets the number-one spot. But in the meantime, we have narrowed it down to FIVE impressive finalists!


  • Te’Zhuen Watson – Lumberton, NJ
  • Shea Scannell – Linwood, NJ
  • Talia Martianou – Moorestown, NJ
  • Albert Appouh – Maplewood, NJ
  • Dawson Winston – Lumberton, NJ

We asked you to introduce yourselves and answer these questions: How will attending college or university assist you in reaching your future goals? What are your plans for making a positive difference in the world, and how will your future education assist you to reach the goals you have set for yourself?

Your words made the biggest impact on us out of nearly FIVE HUNDRED New Jersey students who applied. We’re pleased to get to know you all in print, and we really look forward to meeting one of you in person at our office, when we present you with your winning $500 check! We hope that the money will be put to good use on your post-secondary education. Maybe you’ll even be able to buy a whole semester’s worth of books, who knows? We know every little bit helps!

We have to say, we feel very confident in our upcoming generation. The essays we read were overwhelmingly good, and the stories and people behind them? Even better. If you applied to our scholarship, we want to thank you. Just taking the time to try was worth something to us, and we hope it was worth something to you, too.

Our winner will be announced on June 13th on our Facebook page and blog—be sure to check back then! Thank you to everyone, and we wish you a wonderful summer, and a very productive and fulfilling college experience come fall!

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over thirty years.

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