Burg Simpson Launches 2016-2017 Colorado High School Scholarship Competition
Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is once again offering its annual scholarship competition. Now in its fifth year, the competition is based upon written essays and aims to teach the next generation about the importance of the jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties. Burg Simpson awards a total of 10 scholarships to graduating Colorado seniors to attend the college of their choice, with the first place prize of $2,500 and nine other scholarships of $1,000 each.
All graduating high school seniors from across Colorado are being asked to submit an original essay of 1,500 words or less that describes:
- how the civil jury system in the United States is being threatened;
- how the civil jury system protects your rights as a citizen;
- and the importance of preserving the civil jury system for future generations.
In addition to receiving a college scholarship, winning essayists will be invited to attend a special reception for themselves, their families, and their teachers where their awards will be presented and their accomplishments will be recognized. Winners will also appear at center court during half-time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship Game on March 11, 2017.
“Since launching the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition in 2012, we have been able to award $44,500 in college scholarships to college-bound students,” Burg Simpson shareholder Steven Greenlee said. “We consider it an honor to be able to provide more Colorado seniors with the opportunity to obtain funds for college and to educate them about the importance of the civil jury system.”
The competition is open to any graduating Colorado senior enrolled in an accredited school. Students will submit an application and their essay to Burg Simpson no later than 11:59pm on Friday, February 17, 2017. Full terms and conditions and details on how to enter are available here or by calling Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.
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). For more information about the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition, please contact Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.
About Burg Simpson
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, workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, and construction defect litigation.
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