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Posted in Blog on October 29, 2021   |  by Gary Burger

Bullying: Break the Cycle Scholarship

Bullying: Break the Cycle | 2021 Scholarship

Gary Burger and the Burger Law team are offering a $500 scholarship to eligible students. See below for scholarship content terms.

Bullying is a pervasive issue, but it is not new and it is not confined to the classroom, the playground, or even online. Bullying happens to and is carried out by people of different ages, sizes, genders, races, ethnicities, and more around the world. In personal injury cases, we see bullying when the insurance companies act in bad faith, trying to avoid responsibility and trick innocent people who have been injured out of the compensation they deserve. Sometimes reckless drivers, irresponsible property owners, and others who cause harm have acted willfully in ways that harm and take advantage of others. As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys and legal staff have dedicated their careers to standing up to bullies and helping those who have been wronged get the recovery they deserve.

For 2021, Burger Law is offering a $500 scholarship to current and incoming college students. The contest details are outlined below.

Scholarship Eligibility

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit the following by Dec 31, 2021:

  • A college transcript,
  • A current resume,
  • An essay discussing an example of real-world bullying, the reason bullying occurred and what could have been done to prevent it
We require a transcript (even an unofficial one) to ensure you are a current college student. If you are not a student but are planning on attending college in the upcoming semester, submit proof, such as an acceptance letter.

The Topic

A 500-1,000 word essay about "Bullying: Break the Cycle"

Pick an example of bullying, either from your own life (something you witnessed or experienced) or something that has occurred in history or in current events. Hone in on one reason you think the perpetrator chose to turn to bullying tactics. Discuss this reason and what could have been done to prevent this person or group from acting in such a way.

Please attach a PDF or Word document file with your name and any sources you choose to include. We are looking for quality rhetoric, correct grammar and spelling, good content, and a unique take on the prompt.

The winner will be announced and contacted by January 7, 2022. Please submit your transcript, resume, and essay to

*Awards will be sent directly to the school.