Burg Simpson would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit an essay, and we congratulate our winners. The winning entries were of an extremely high standard.
We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s competition:
At Burg Simpson, we recognize the importance of access to a good education. In 2012, we launched our annual High School Scholarship Competition. We encouraged seniors from across the state to write a 1,500 word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties.
We were overwhelmed by the response and it was our privilege to award nine $1,000 scholarships and one grand-prize winner of $2,500 at a special reception for the students, their families, and their teachers. The Burg Simpson High School Scholarship Competition is an exciting and important project in which we intend to participate for many years to come.
Burg Simpson shareholder Steven Greenlee said, “I’m thrilled that we have been able to award $33,000 in college scholarships to college-bound students since launching the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition in 2012. Remarkably, most of the students who won the competition knew nothing of the civil jury system before writing their essays, but it was clear that they were able to realize the great importance of protecting it. We continue to be impressed by the response we received from high school students across the state and the quality of their essays. We look forward to not only providing more Colorado seniors the opportunity to obtain funds for college, but to educate them about the importance of the civil jury system.”
The Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is made possible through the contributions of Burg Simpson and the generous support of community partners 850 KOA and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). The application process for the 2015-2016 Scholarship Competition begins in late summer of 2015 and will be open to any graduating Colorado senior enrolled in an accredited school. For more information about the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition, please contact Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.