Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship

Apply Today for One of Our Spring 2022 Scholarships

Our team at Burress Injury Law is passionate about helping the “underdogs.” We represent victims who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Specifically, we help our clients persevere in the face of adversity to receive the medical treatment they need and recover all of the compensation they are owed under the law for their losses and damages. With our Underdog Scholarships, we aim to support prospective applicants who have persevered in the face of adversity and who want to use their life experiences to help others.

The Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship fund provides $20,000 annually, with one $5,000 award and two $2,500 awards offered for each of the Spring and Fall semesters. Our scholarships are open to applications from undergraduate and graduate students throughout the United States, and the awards can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses at each recipient’s school. We are currently accepting applications for our four scholarships for Spring 2022.

In Honor Of...

We offer our scholarship awards in loving honor of our Grandparents


Wilbur “Buddy” & Jackie Morgan


Dr. Ron & Gloria Ridge


Elroy & Kathryn Schulze


Henry & Tena Burress


Any students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a Spring 2022 Burress Injury Law Scholarship:

  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You have a demonstrated record of community or volunteer service.
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    High school graduates may apply if you are enrolled in college for the semester immediately following the application deadline.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying, please write an essay of 500 words or less (submissions of over 500 words will not be considered) in response to the prompt to the right:

If you are so fortunate to have a Grandparent who is or was important in your life, we would love to hear about your relationship with your Grandparent in your response, including meaningful ways they have helped you and you have helped them.

Along with your essay, please submit your contact information, a professional photograph of yourself, and proof of your college enrollment. All materials should be submitted using the form below.

The deadline for consideration for a Spring 2022 scholarship is November 15, 2021. Only one submission per applicant is permitted.


Essay Prompt

Describe a challenge or trying time in your life through which you persevered, and how the experience helped shape your future.

Selection Criteria

A committee will review all applications and make the final selections of three recipients for Spring 2022 based on these criteria:

Demonstrated passion for standing up to adversity in your life and career

Originality and thoughtfulness of your essay response

Organization, clarity, and correctness of your writing

The Spring 2022 recipients will be notified by December 1, 2021, and their awards will be sent to the financial aid offices at their corresponding schools. Recipients agree to the use of their name, essay, and likeness on the Burress Injury Law website and our other marketing channels.

Contact Us With Your Questions

For questions about applying or general inquiries about the Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship program, please contact us here.

Scholarship Application