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Former Burg Simpson Scholarship Winner is Using Her Funds Wisely!

By Heidi Culbertson

September 8, 2020  

Ms. McKenna Gilbreth is one of the previous winners of Burg Simpson’s annual scholarship. McKenna recently wrote to Mr. Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson’s founder, to thank him and to share how she is using her scholarship funds. Now attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, McKenna wrote from her dorm room that despite the pandemic, she is excited to be attending classes on her college campus and embarking on her academic journey. McKenna has declared her majors in political science and Spanish with a minor in business administration. All of us at Burg Simpson wish Ms. McKenna all the best as she pursues her dreams!

The Burg Simpson Scholarship:

Burg Simpson is now offering 10 college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our 2020-2021 essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being threatened.

The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is available to high school seniors.

For 2020-2021  we are awarding a total of 10 scholarships:

  • 9 scholarships for $1,000
  • 1 scholarship for $2,500.
  • This competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college, and to learn about the importance of the U.S. civil jury system.
  • The deadline for high school students to complete and submit their 1,500-word essays is February 1, 2021.
  • Information about the Scholarship Competition and the submission of the essays is also available on our website at:

Learn more about the scholarship competition here.

About Burg Simpson

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. 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 was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg, an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. Mr. Burg has been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Barrister’s Best as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by The U.S. Legal 500. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now more than 70 lawyers, and has offices in 8 cities across the U.S. Contact Burg Simpson at 888 895 2080

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