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Posted in Scholarship on January 9, 2022   |  by Gary Burger

When I Grow Up Scholarship

When I Grow Up | 2022 Scholarship

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

Burger Law is a Missouri and Illinois personal injury law firm serving individuals and families who have been damaged by the actions of others. The firm is led and founded by Gary Burger, who chose to practice personal injury law as a way to stand up against bullies and help people see justice. The entire Burger Law team has dedicated their career to fighting bullies and helping people recover.

What career field are you interested in? Why are you interested in it? Take it from us — not many people know what they want to do at 18, and that is okay. Tell us about the career you want to go into or, more broadly, tell us what you hope to accomplish through whatever career path you end up choosing.

For 2022, 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 Friday, March 25, 2022:

  • A college transcript or enrollment letter,
  • A current resume,
  • An essay discussing your career plans and your reason for choosing that career

We require a transcript (even an unofficial one) to ensure you are a current or incoming 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. You must be enrolled (current seniors who are applying to or have been accepted to schools but have not committed, please check back once you have enrolled for our next scholarship essay contest).

The Topic

A 500-1,000 word essay about "When I Grow Up"

Discuss what has inspired you to choose the career that you hope to pursue. If you have no idea what type of career you would like, tell us your driving principles and what is important to you in deciding the type of work you will do. You may choose to speak about a role model who has inspired you, a personal experience that motivated you, or a world event that left an impression. Be creative and let us get to know you.

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 on March 31, 2022. Please submit your transcript, resume, and essay to

*Awards will be sent directly to the school.