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Elite Lawyer Congratulates Scholarship Winner Evan Bannow!

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Elite Lawyer is pleased to announce that Evan Bannow has been selected as the winner of our 2020 Scholarship program. Evan was chosen out of more than 300 college students who sent in video or written essays about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them. After submitting a thoughtful, compelling application, Evan will receive $500 to put toward his higher-educational studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fiza Kuzhiyil, who is studying at the University of Texas - Austin, was named an Honorable Mention winner after the Elite Lawyer Scholarship Facebook poll. She will receive $250 to go toward her education.   

Coronavirus’ Impact on Evan

According to Evan, the coronavirus directly affected him in several different ways. First, on a personal level, he lives with his parents who are considered in the high-risk category due to their ages and medical conditions. Although it has been challenging, Evan said his parents have been staying home to stay safe and healthy. 

Evan had two internships canceled due to COVID-19, since many non-essential businesses were temporarily closed or had to lay off part of their workforce. One internship was for marketing for small law firms in the Twin Cities area. Instead, Evan took a job as a server at a sports bar to earn money for him and his family. He is thankful that his place of employment takes all of the safety precautions very seriously by requiring employees to wear masks and gloves, wash hands frequently, as well as enforcing the social distancing guidelines. 

“I am just so thankful to be able-bodied to work and live in a home and have all the necessities and privileges I have. COVID-19 has taught me about how lucky I am to live where I live and be accepted for who I am,” Bannow commented. 

More About Evan

Evan is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Public & Nonprofit Management. As the Social Media intern at Find Your Power in Minneapolis, Evan has gained valuable experience by developing marketing strategies for platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. In addition, he built social media content calendars and campaigns to increase the overall amount of engagement with the organization’s mission: Women’s empowerment and Women’s rights. Evan also learned how design and analytics play a role in fundraising, sponsorship, and community events. 

Prior to his nonprofit work experience, Evan was a Marketing Assistant for the University of Minnesota’s Student Unions and Activities. He developed Marketing Plans and sent communications to encourage participation in Student Union programs. Evan also built an email list semi-annually using Salesforce to reach over 15,000 University of Minnesota parents with relevant information regarding student activities, functions, and interests. In addition, he tracked results and reported analytics to improve future outreach programs for the school. Evan hopes to start a nonprofit company in the future.

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

At Elite Lawyer, we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of attorneys throughout the United States who are leaders in their practice areas. We believe scholarships are a great way of rewarding the hard work and determination of students in many different disciplines. We are proud to offer a scholarship program that also recognizes future leaders of America. During this challenging time in our nation’s history due to COVID-19, we are here to support our members throughout the legal community. We are open and prepared to help you any way we can. To nominate an Elite Lawyer or learn more about our scholarship program, contact us today at 630-209-6660.

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