At Brooks Law Group, we’ve always been passionate advocates for client rights. As we celebrate of 25th year in business, it seems fit 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 community of Winter Haven as a whole. Steve and Beach Brooks grew up in this city and went to these schools. In an effort to give back, we are proud to announce the first annual Brooks Law Group Scholarship.

At Brooks Law Group, we encourage students to view their career goals in context to the community they serve. Our essay topic is designed around a concept that’s important but difficult to always execute: Understanding the why behind what you do.

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Scholarship Winners:

1st Place Winner- $1000 scholarship: Jessica Den Haese – Lithia, FL

2nd Place Winner- $250 scholarship: Richard Bergholtz – Mount Dora, FL

2018 Scholarships – Fall

  • Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded
  • Application Deadline: November 2nd
  • Awards will be announced by November 16th
  1. First Place Winner: $1000
  2. Second Place Winner: $250

Scholarship Essay Topics:

Please choose a topic:
**All writing must be between 700 and 1,400 words and original to the student**

In 2016, 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths were motorcycle deaths which was more than double the amount in 1997.  Why are motorcycle crashes so serious? What can motorcyclists do to protect themselves while riding?

Selection Process

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Correct use of grammar and language
  • Well-reasoned ideas on the topic
  • Demonstration of integrity
  • Foundational knowledge of law
  • Use the following checklist to ensure your essay is meeting the criteria:

    ___ Word Count

    • All content should be original. Essays will be checked for plagiarism.
    • Essays should be no less than 700 words and adhere to the word count assigned to each topic whenever possible.

    ___ Links

    • Essays must contain at least two links: one internal (links to a page on Brooks Law Group) and one external (points to a credible information source and cannot link to another law firm.)

    ___ Sub-Headers

    • Sub-headers or H3s should be used in posts to allow readers to scan easily and provide search engines more context of the website

    ___ Does the blog contain accurate information?

    ___ Is the essay understandable? This should be written as if our readers have an 8th-grade education.)

    ___ Does this blog contain relevant information (up-to-date facts, case studies, etc.)?

    ___ Will your readers feel they have been informed or educated?

    The best way to check this is to ask yourself if you learned anything by writing this article. If not, add some more facts and “wow” factors.

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.

Once 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, use or 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.**

To Apply:

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

Please Include:

  • A small paragraph about yourself