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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 once-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 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. Since then, we’ve continued it every year.

The current open submission period is for Fall 2019. Applications are due by Friday, July 12th 2019.

The next open submission period will be for Fall 2020.

Scholarship Details and Guidelines

  • Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.
  • To receive scholarship funds, you must be living in the United States (with a U.S. mailing address) at the time of the scholarship’s due date.
  • 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 Friday, July 12th 2019.

Essay Topic

To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

What book changed your life and why?

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.

Application Instructions

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 corbangunnlaw@gmail.com.

In the body of your email, you MUST 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-related goals, but this part doesn’t need to be very long or detailed.

The essay MUST be attached as either a .DOCX or .PDF. Please adhere to MLA formatting guidelines (12 pt. font, Times New Roman or another easily-legible font, double-spacing, etc.) when submitting your essay to us. Please cite any sources used.

Your subject line in your email MUST start with your name then be followed by “Fall 2019 Scholarship” (Example: Marty McFly Fall 2019 Scholarship”)

Failing to follow the above instructions may disqualify your application.

Send all applications and questions to corbangunnlaw@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your applications and essays!

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List of Past Winners

Fall 2017: Andrew W. Muggleton of Pennsylvania – Read Andrew’s essay here
Spring 2018: Rebecca Carlson of North Carolina – Read Rebecca’s essay here
Fall 2018: Maly Sears of Adrian, Missouri – Read Maly’s essay here

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