Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, Offering $1,000 Scholarship
Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, a personal injury lawyer located in Biloxi, Mississippi, is offering a twice-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Corban Gunn believes that by helping students overcome the increased costs of attending college, our world can become a brighter place for today’s generation and all future generations.
Our law office first began the scholarship in Fall 2017 and were humbled by its success. We’re continuing it for 2018 and beyond.
The current open submission period is for Spring 2018. Applications are due by Monday, January 8th, 2018.
The next open submission period will be for Fall 2018. Applications will be due by August 1st, 2018.
Scholarship Details and Guidelines
- Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.
- All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
- As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead—from that college.
- All applications for the current semester are due by Monday, January 8th, 2018.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
Analyze the heroin epidemic and discuss a few ideas you have to fight it.
The United States is experiencing a larger number of heroin overdoses and heroin-related crimes than ever before. It’s safe to call it an epidemic. As a nation, there must be actions we can take take to fight this epidemic, but what are they?
Once the application period closes, Corban will determine a winner based on the following factors: feasibility, creativity, and the applicant’s level of knowledge in the topic as well as their ability to write a well-crafted essay. He isn’t necessarily looking for an “A”-grade essay from an English or law student, but rather an essay that explores the topic uniquely.
By submitting your essay to us, you agree that your essay may be featured on our blog. We will publish the winning essay as well as a couple of the top contenders. Published essays may appear with minor edits in place.
To submit your application and essay, email us the completed essay, a digital copy of the acceptance letter from your college or graduate school verifying your first-year status, and some brief information about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject “Fall 2017 Scholarship Submission”.
In the body of your email please include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. Feel free to include a brief paragraph telling us about yourself and your career and college-related goals. The essay should be attached as either a .DOCX, .PDF, or .RTF, or included in the body of the email.
Send all applications and questions to email@example.com. We look forward to reading your applications and essays!
List of Past Winners
Fall 2017: Andrew W. Muggleton of Pennsylvania – Read Andrew’s essay here