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Posted in Blog on September 13, 2021   |  by Gary Burger

How I Got By with a Little Help Scholarship

How I Got By with a Little Help | 2021 Scholarship

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

Life is full of ups and downs. In today's world where a global pandemic and political divisiveness are the norm, things can get tough. Sometimes, asking for help is the strongest thing you can do. This is true for anybody, but especially for young adults going through the transition between dependence and independence. It is equally true for those who have been injured in a case of negligence. The chance of a full recovery is exponentially better for a personal injury victim who has asked for help and hired a lawyer rather than attempting to take on the fight by themselves.

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 Oct 29, 2021:

  • A college transcript,
  • A current resume,
  • An essay telling us about a time you had to ask for help.
We require a transcript (even an unofficial one) to ensure you are a student. If you are not a student but are planning on attending college in the fall of 2021, submit proof.

The Topic

A 500-1,000 word essay about the "How I Got by with a Little Help."

Be creative. Share with us a time that you were struggling or had to face adversity, but chose to ask for help. Discuss how reaching out for help affected you and the situation you were in or reflect on a time that you should have asked for help but didn't and what you learned from it.

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.

A winner will be announced and contacted by November 5, 2021. Please submit your transcript, resume, and essay to

*Awards will be sent directly to the school.