Burger Law Scholarship Essay Contest – 2020
The St. Louis Personal Injury Law Firm of Burger Law is a proven and dedicated champion of the rights of students who have experienced bullying or other intentional acts of harm.
Our Firm understands this issue and is committed to solving this difficult societal problem – firm members have kids in high school and who are either in or preparing to enter college.
Burger Law is dedicated to giving back to the community, and for 2020 we present a new Scholarship Essay Contest! In our previous scholarship competition, we awarded a scholarship to the top entry. Kate Kouplen from Jenks Oklahoma had a great essay and idea on how to stop texting and driving and won the $1500 scholarship.
This year our top entry will be awarded $2000! The essay question for this year is – How to STOP Bullying.
There’s no easy answer to this problem, but it’s a question deserving of the inquiry. Bullying can have serious and traumatic effects on children and even adults, and it’s never ok nor acceptable. But why does it start? How can an age old problem be stopped? We’re excited to see what solutions our scholarship candidates can put forth, and what new ideas they have to stop bullying.
Burger Law Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and How to Apply
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Please provide a current or most recent copy of your transcripts.
- For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, phone number, resume and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
- An original essay must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email titled “[Applicant’s Name] – How to Stop Bullying Scholarship” by the May 15th deadline
- Must provide your essay (PDF or Word format preferred) by the deadline of 05/15/2020.
- Burger Law will review submitted essays and will award scholarship awards in its sole discretion, thereafter we will provide the scholarship checks directly to the winner’s school.
- Please note that the scholarship check will be issued directly to the winner’s university/college.
Essay Topic: How to STOP Bullying
A successful entry will provide 3 methods that would be effective in curbing bullying from grades 6-12. Good solutions should be able to be effectively and realistically implemented in middle school and high school.
We encourage ideas outside the box and acknowledge our modern social media influenced world where anyone can say anything they want online. But don’t forget: bullying doesn’t just happen online, it also happens in person or through rumor. What methods would you use or advise to stop bullying of all types?
The essay you submit should be at least 800 words, with a limit of 2500 words. We look forward to applications digging into the issue, finding out why people bully, and how they can be persuaded to stop. Sadly, not all bullies are willing to listen or change their behavior. What can someone who is being bullied do to stop the bullying? What options do they have?
Essay will be graded and judged based on the following factors:
As stated previously, Burger Law will review submitted essays and will award scholarship awards in its sole discretion, thereafter we will provide the scholarship checks directly to the winner’s school. We are grateful for your interest in our Scholarship Contest and look forward to your ideas on How to Stop Bullying.