Scholarship

Enter Your Fall 2021 Scholarship Submission Now!

  • First Place Winner: $1000
  • Second Place Winner: $250
  • Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2021

Winners Announced: December 10th, 2021

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At Brooks Law Group, we’ve always been passionate advocates for client rights. As we celebrate over 25 years in business, it seems fitting to reflect on the impact we have had in our community as well. The Brooks team has had a strong philanthropic culture and a heart for the state of Florida. Steve and Beach Brooks grew up in Winter Haven, FL and have a desire to give back to the future generations of Florida students. In an effort to build up our community and the future of Florida, we are proud to announce the biannual Brooks Law Group Scholarship.

Submission Requirements

How Do I Apply?

To apply, you must write an original essay on the following topic:

Distracted driving is still a huge danger. We hear a lot about texting and driving, but what other distractions do drivers face, especially young adults? Since most drivers know the dangers of distracted driving, why do you think it is still such a big problem? How do you think we should end distracted driving? 

Who Can Enter?

  • The contest is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate college students who will be attending a US college or university in the next fall semester.
  • High school seniors must be a current resident of Polk or Hillsborough County.
  • Undergraduate students must either attend a college in Polk or Hillsborough County, or have their permanent address there.

Word Count

  • Essays should be 700-1400 words (not including your personal background information).

Sources

  • Essays must contain at least two hyperlinks: one internal (links to a page on Brooks Law Group’s website) and one external (links to a credible information source and cannot link to another law firm). 
  • Looking for some of our pages to link to? Try some of our blog posts or practice areas.

Photo/Background

  • Your scholarship submission must include a headshot photo of you.
  • Your essay must have a small paragraph with some background information about yourself in ONE file.

Additional Info

  • All content should be original. Essays will be checked for plagiarism.
  • Please only submit a Word Document or PDF. Other file types will not be considered.
  • Questions? Email Connor at connor@brookslawgroup.com

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Selection Process

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and interesting writing
  • Correct use of grammar and language
  • Well-reasoned ideas on the topic
  • Foundational knowledge of law

To Apply:

Fill the form out below. If you have any questions or need help, email connor@brookslawgroup.com.

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2021 are now open!

Before you hit Apply: Your scholarship application must include a photo of you, and your essay must have a small paragraph with some background information about yourself in ONE file. Please only submit a Word Document or PDF. Other file types will not be considered.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2021 Scholarship Winners:

1st Place Winner- $1000 scholarship: Hailey McTee

Click here to read Hailey’s essay.

2nd Place Winner- $250 scholarship: Alissa Greene

Click here to read Alissa’s essay.

Scholarship Rules

Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student, be enrolled in or planning to attend a U.S. college or university and submit their application, with all components, by the deadline.

two boys reading books and talkingOnce the deadline has passed, Brooks Law Group will select the winner. Winners will be notified by email. Enrollment will be verified with the college or university before Brooks Law Group submits a one-time payment to the college or university on behalf of the winner. Upon winning, the winner’s photograph and essay will be published on Brooks Law Group’s Blog.

By voluntarily submitting identifiable information to our email address, you are providing Brooks Law Group with your name, phone number and email address for the sole purpose of entering the essay contest.

By taking part in this essay contest, contestants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Brooks Law Group, its managers, members, directors, officers and employees from and against any and all liability and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees associated with taking part in this contest or the acceptance, or use of prizes. Under no circumstances shall Brooks Law Group, its directors, officers and employees, be liable to the contestant for indirect, punitive, special or consequential damages.

Employees of Brooks Law Group their board of directors and immediate families are not eligible to enter this essay contest.

  • PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a Scholarship Prize, Brooks Law Group Scholarship recipients agree that Brooks Law Group may, without any limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of advertising and promoting Brooks Law Group and the Scholarship Program.
  • BROOKS LAW GROUP’S RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE. In the event Brooks Law Group is prevented from continuing with the Scholarship Program by any event beyond its reasonable control, then Brooks Law Group shall have the right in its sole discretion to modify or terminate the Scholarship Program.

**By submitting my essay to be entered into the Brooks Law Group scholarship contest, I am agreeing that any and all content submitted can be utilized by Brooks Law Group for any purpose including, but not limited to, blogs or social media posts without any attribution of authorship to myself and will become the complete and full property of Brooks Law Group. I also agree that I will not post this essay to any other website/blog/internet source, as I have given Brooks Law Group all rights to this article.**