Overcoming the Odds – A Scholarship from the Farzam Law Firm

2021 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our 2021 Farzam Law Firm Annual Scholarship Contest!

  • Emily Palmer of Brigham Young University, Hawaii

What Is It? 

“Overcoming the Odds” is a new scholarship offered by the Farzam Law Firm. It encourages students to share a time in their education or personal lives that they “overcame the odds.” 

Joseph Farzam is no stranger to difficult situations. He left Iran as a refugee when he was a young teenager. Eventually, he was granted asylum in the United States and supported himself by working at McDonald’s through high school. He overcame the odds to become a successful attorney with his own practice, and he understands that education is invaluable in bettering your situation. 

Because of his interesting story, Mr. Farzam is interested in hearing from high school and college students who have overcome difficult situations to put themselves in a position to excel. 

One winning student will be selected, and the winner will receive a $1500 scholarship award paid by the Frazam Law Firm on the student’s behalf. Payments will be made directly to the student’s university, college, or trade school.

How Does the Scholarship Work?

Students must create unique content summarizing the a way in which they “Overcame the Odds”. Entrants are encouraged to make use of digital media including original images, videos, and graphics. Entries must be accompanied by a brief written story 500 words or less. Be creative and submit an entry that you’re proud of! The winning entry will be shared on the Farzam Law Firm Blog.

What are the Rules? 

  • Write up must be at least 500 words
  • Images/Graphics/Videos must be ORIGINAL and the work of the submitting student
  • Videos must be submitted with YouTube or Vimeo link
  • Students must be a senior in high school accepted to a university, college, or trade school OR already enrolled in a university, college, or trade school. 
  • Proof of enrollment must be provided
  • Entries must be submitted by July 1st, 2022

How Will the Winner Be Chosen?

The Farzam Law Firm will choose a winner based on creativity, originality, the overall quality of the blog post, and how compelling the student’s story is.

When Was the Deadline Again? 

All Entries Must be Submitted by July 1st, 2022.

Terms and Conditions

·        Privacy Policy

By submitting an application, the applicants agree to allow The Joseph Farzam Law Firm to contact them by phone and/or email, to contact their respective schools for confirmation of academic status, and to post any essays under consideration (along with any applicant-submitted photos) on the firm’s websites and social media platforms at its discretion.

·        Selection of Winners

By submitting an application, the applicants agree to the following terms: (1) the winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Joseph Farzam Law Firm; (2) only winners will be notified by the Joseph Farzam Law Firm, and (3) any decision by the Joseph Farzam Law Firm is final and cannot be appealed or reconsidered.

·            Disclaimer and Release:

By submitting an application, the applicants expressly confirm that they understand and agree to the following terms:

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete an online entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond their control, or otherwise.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by electronic transmission or other delivery method.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm disclaims is not responsible for human, mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: any form of active or passive filtering, insufficient space in participant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet, or on any website, or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online participant’s ability to participate in the Award, and any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Award.

Ø  Entries are void if incomplete, defective, altered, forged, illegible, or received outside authorized channels.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries, or any portion thereof) who tampers with the entry process.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm disclaims reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Award for any reason and at any time, without any advance notice.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm reserves the right to terminate the Award, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as it deems appropriate.

Ø  The Joseph Farzam Law Firm may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.

Ø  As an express condition of entering, participants agree:

(a) to release the Joseph Farzam Law Firm, its respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies, divisions, parent companies, officers, directors, employees, agents and employees of agents, and advertising and public relations agencies and all others associated with the development and execution of the Award, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this scholarship or the use of the participant’s entry and the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation liability for any travel related to the Award, death, personal injury, loss, and/or disability;

(b) that under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses;

(c) that all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Award, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and

(d) that any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs.

·        Taxes:

By submitting an application, the applicants agree that if selected as a winner, they will be and remain solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize(s). Winners may be asked to provide the Joseph Farzam Law Firm with a completed IRS Form W-9 with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.


Please submit any questions to: info@farzamlaw.com.