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Congratulations To Our 2020 Scholarship Winners!


Our law firm was thrilled to see the talent, creativity and dedication among those who applied for our 2020 scholarship awards. We received many well-researched and thoughtful entries from high school, college and graduate students from throughout the country.

The attorneys of Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, had asked students to provide an essay of 600 words or less or a video of two minutes or less in which they responded to the following question:

“What is your school and/or community currently doing to promote safer driving? In your opinion, what could they be doing?”

We appreciate every entry that we received, and we would love to award a scholarship to every applicant. However, we had to choose only two winners. The funds which they receive will go towards their costs of pursuing a higher education.

We thank every student who submitted an essay or video and wish everyone the best as they move forward.

1st Place: Mia Castle

From: Elgin, Illinois
Attending: Northwestern University,


Our contest winner Mia is a first generation college student, varsity swimming captain & MVP, Asian American Association president, tour guide, and math tutor. However, off paper, she describes herself far more exciting: She has a strong passion for community service, never misses a birthday, is the go-to advice giver amongst all her friends, and can bench more than most of the boys on her high school’s swim team. She isn’t sure where she’ll end up working, living, and thriving in the future but what she does know is that she’ll have achieved it through resilience, empathy, and authenticity.

Read her essay here.

2nd Place: Eboni Bugg

From: Passaic County, NJ
Attending: Rutgers University-Newark


Eboni, a graduating senior at Passaic County Technical Institute cares deeply about her community because, in her own words, “a village raised me” and “I love people.” She lives every day by the motto “live, laugh, love,” and takes God with her in every step of her life. Eboni participates in numerous activities in her school and community and she aspires to help others.  She is going to Rutgers University-Newark to study Social Work.

Watch her video submission here.

3rd Place: Julia Nevison

From: Port Huron, Michigan
Attending: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


Julia is a graduate of the University of Michigan having received a Bachelor degree in Movement Science and a minor in Gender and Health. This fall, she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her Master of Healthcare Administration. She is pursuing a career within hospital management where she aspires to make a positive impact on the quality of patient care provided.

Read her essay here.

alan cleveland

Alan is a Gwinnett County native who proudly serves his community and provides skilled representation to injury victims and their families as a founding partner of the personal injury law firm of Adamson & Cleveland, LLC. Alan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and went on to graduate, summa cum laude, from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s renowned Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in Wyoming. In his free time, Alan frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars. He also volunteers as a youth baseball coach and assists his local high school’s moot court competition team.