Denver–Based Law Firm Awards Scholarships to Ten Colorado High School Seniors
March 12, 2018 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages 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. Burg Simpson awards a grand prize of $2,500 and nine additional scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating seniors to attend the college of their choice.
The ten Colorado high school seniors who have been selected as this year’s scholarship recipients are:
- Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) – Grand Prize Winner
- Alex Warren (Valor Christian)
- Emilio Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School)
- Diana Barila (Longmont High School)
- Lucy Kane (Valor Christian)
- Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School)
- Haleigh Prosser (Wiley High School)
- Andra Meltcalfe (Mountain Vista High School)
- Wyatt Morris (Platte Canyon High School)
- Joshua Watson (Castle View High School)
“Since its launch in 2012, the Burg Simpson college scholarship program has provided $67,500 in college funds to sixty Colorado seniors,” said Steve Greenlee, Burg Simpson Shareholder. “This year’s competition had the largest number of applicants, making it the most competitive one yet. We look forward to continuing to educate the young people of Colorado about the importance of the civil jury system and provide more graduating seniors the opportunity to obtain college funds.”
Burg Simpson announced the winners and presented the scholarship awards at center court during half time of the Colorado State Boys 5A Basketball Championship in Denver this past Saturday, March 10. CBS Denver covered the event live, which can be viewed here. The winners will also be honored at a special dinner reception scheduled for April 19, 2018 with their families and teachers.
The Burg Simpson College 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). For more information about the Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition, please contact Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.
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About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine
One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice and abuse. Specializing in mass torts and class action litigation, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments in practice areas spanning dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation and whistleblowers, construction defects, workers’ compensation and product liability, including more than 100 recoveries in excess of $1 million. The firm has been named one of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms of 2016 by The Trial Lawyer magazine.
The firm was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg, an inductee in the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame who has been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Barrister’s Best 2016 “Best Civil Litigator”; one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by The U.S. Legal 500; and recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. In 1999, Burg merged his firm with former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson’s firm. Senator Simpson is a former Republican whip and Smithsonian Institute regent who was appointed co-chair of the National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform by President Obama. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has offices in six U.S. cities, with more than 60 top-tier attorneys dedicated to fighting for legal outcomes that change people’s lives.
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