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As a Baylor University alumni, birth injury attorney Laura Brown understands how difficult it can be to pursue your degree. In order to help future generations across all degrees and backgrounds, Brown Trial Firm is proud to offer this scholarship to help students pursue higher education.
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is currently enrolled in classes with a valid student ID at a U.S College or University.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
- Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
- All entries must be submitted in English.
How to Apply for Our Scholarship
Submit your application and essay by email by the deadline noted above.
Scholarship Selection Process
Our judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. A winner will be selected up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries may also be published on the Brown Trial Firm website. Check will be sent directly to the winner’s college.
Guidelines and tips from the judges
The judges, who read thousands of essays, have provided some key tips that will help you write a high quality essay.
- Answer the question. Submissions that don’t answer the question will be disqualified.
- Plan your essay and think through your point of view. The judges know if you just wing it.
- Reference resources in your essay and include citations.
- Use language that is simple to understand. Think 7th grade reading level.
- Use paragraphs and white space to separate your ideas.
- Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check your work. Free versions are often available.
- Read your essay out loud. If it sounds good to you, it will sound good to the judges.
- Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
Ownership of Entries
All scholarship entries submitted to Brown Trial Firm, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of BrownTrialFirm.com. By submitting an entry and the signed application form, you acknowledge that Brown Trial Firm will own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph) and prize information.
*The information collected from applicants will not be used to solicit them for business or sold to third-party solicitors.*