Denver, Colorado, May 8, 2015 – Burg Simpson is proud to announce that 10 Colorado high school seniors have been selected as scholarship recipients in their 3rd Annual Scholarship Competition.
Burg Simpson awarded nine $1,000 scholarships and one grand prize of $2,500 at a special reception held on April 30, 2015 for the winners, their families, and teachers. The scholarship recipients were also recognized on center court during half time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship on March 14, 2015.
In order to be considered for the competition, high school seniors from across Colorado submitted essays about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties. The winners of this year’s Scholarship Competition include:
- Jack Hefner (Valor Christian High School) – Grand Prize Winner
- Alison Artzberger (Thompson Valley High School)
- Emily Chambers (Valor Christian High School)
- Teisha Coffield (Lone Star School)
- Lucy Colson (Fruita Monument High School)
- Matthew Crane (Pritchett High School)
- Savannah Cressman (Valor Christian High School)
- Marcco Higham (Rocky Mountain High School)
- Christopher Matula (Valor Christian High School)
- Jordan Scott (Grand Valley High School)
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.
With offices in Denver, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Cody, and Steamboat Springs, Burg Simpson is a firm of award winning trial lawyers practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, mass torts, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation, defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, and construction defect litigation.
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