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. We’re continuing it for 2018 and beyond.
The current open submission period is for Fall 2018. Applications are due by Sunday, July 15th 2018.
The next open submission period will be for Fall 2019.
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 Sunday, July 15th 2018.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
If you could travel anywhere in the world and help one community/group of people without cost being a factor, where would you go, who would you help, 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.
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.
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.
Your subject line in your email MUST read: “NAME Fall 2018 Scholarship”.
Failing to follow the above instructions may disqualify your application.
Send all applications and questions to email@example.com. We look forward to reading your applications and essays!