Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship

Apply Today for One of Our Spring 2023 Scholarships

Our team at Burress Injury Law is passionate about helping the “underdogs.” We represent victims who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Specifically, we help our clients persevere in the face of adversity to receive the medical treatment they need and recover all of the compensation they are owed under the law for their losses and damages. With our Underdog Scholarships, we aim to support prospective applicants who have persevered in the face of adversity and who want to use their life experiences to help others.

The Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship fund provides $20,000 annually, with one $5,000 award and two $2,500 awards offered for each of the Spring and Fall semesters. Our scholarships are open to applications from undergraduate students throughout the United States, and the awards can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses at each recipient’s school. We are currently accepting applications for our 3 scholarships for Spring 2023.

In Honor Of...

We offer our scholarship awards in loving honor of our Grandparents


Wilbur “Buddy” & Jackie Morgan


Dr. Ron & Gloria Ridge


Elroy & Kathryn Schulze


Henry & Tena Burress


Any students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a Spring 2023 Burress Injury Law Scholarship:

  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You have a demonstrated record of community or volunteer service.
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.
    High school graduates may apply if you are enrolled in college for the semester immediately following the application deadline.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying, please write an essay of 500 words or less (submissions of over 500 words will not be considered) in response to the prompt to the right:

If you are so fortunate to have a Grandparent who is or was important in your life, we would love to hear about your relationship with your Grandparent in your response, including meaningful ways they have helped you and you have helped them.

Along with your essay, please submit your contact information, a professional photograph of yourself, and proof of your college enrollment. All materials should be submitted using the form below.

The deadline for consideration for a Spring 2023 scholarship is December 6, 2022. Only one submission per applicant is permitted.


Essay Prompt

Describe a challenge or trying time in your life through which you persevered, and how the experience helped shape your future.

Selection Criteria

A committee will review all applications and make the final selections of three recipients for Spring 2023 based on these criteria:

Demonstrated passion for standing up to adversity in your life and career

Originality and thoughtfulness of your essay response

Organization, clarity, and correctness of your writing

The Spring 2023 recipients will be notified by January 6, 2023, and their awards will be sent to the financial aid offices at their corresponding schools. Recipients agree to the use of their name, essay, and likeness on the Burress Injury Law website and our other marketing channels.

Contact Us With Your Questions

For questions about applying or general inquiries about the Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship program, please contact us here.

Spring 2022 Scholarship Awards

$5,000 Scholarship Award

Our 3rd Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 will be awarded to Kelan Lawson, a student who recently transferred from Arkansas to Texas Tech. Kelan is a Texas boy and the very embodiment of an underdog who works hard every day to overcome adversity. Kelan was born with Cerebral Palsy and was never supposed to walk or talk, but he has surprised everyone (but his Mother). Moreover, he has one of the best attitudes of anyone we have ever met. To quote Kelan, “I do the absolute best that I can with what I have; I won’t accept anymore or take any less.” Go out west young man and Wreck‘em Tech!

$2,500 Scholarship Award

We are proud to award our very first Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 to Connor Phillip Tompkins. Out of more than 200 applicants, Connor was the only student attending medical school. He is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, a physician who spoke 4 languages. If you read his winning essay, Connor describes a situation he was in where his real-world Spanish skills were not good enough despite his formal education, and what he did to overcome his deficit. We are very proud of Connor and wish him the very best as he continues his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine.

$2,500 Scholarship Award

We are honored to award our 2nd Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 to Texas Tech student, Cassidy Habel. Cassidy’s essay details her struggle after enduring serious injuries from being struck by a motorcycle.

Cassidy showed tremendous perseverance in overcoming her injuries in addition to an autoimmune disorder and is thriving at Texas Tech.

Scholarship Application