ATTENTION: This scholarship is now closed and will no longer be available.
Our next scholarship will be awarded on April 15, 2022. Apply no later than March 1, 2022 to be eligible to win.
No Longer Accepting Applications
When a family member you depend on is killed, or you or they experience a serious or debilitating injury, due to an accident or the negligence of another, you’re in the greatest emotional upheaval of your life. So many things are lost, including the ability to produce much needed income. This leads to innumerable consequences for everyone involved.
It’s not fair when someone else’s carelessness or negligent behavior causes major problems in your life. Suddenly, all the plans and dreams you and your family had may be shattered. Many of them now might never happen at all. Your ability to attend college and provide for your own future may now be in question. This is why we established this scholarship, to help assist you and your family in this time of need.
Click the links below to learn about our past winners and read their essays:
- 2017 Winner: Tristen Sharp
- 2018 Winner: Desiree Graziano
- 2019 Winner: Makynsie Bancroft
- 2020 Winner: Emily Gutierrez
Scholarship Name: Regis L. Mullen $2,500 Accident Injury Scholarship
Scholarship Description: Mullen & Mullen’s Dallas personal injury attorneys offer one $2,500 scholarship annually to a college-bound high school senior, or already enrolled college student (undergraduate or graduate), who lost a family member or whose family member they depended on was seriously injured or disabled due to another’s negligence, and this loss or injury is affecting the student’s ability to pay for or attend college. It is also open to a student who was injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.
Scholarship Value: $2,500
Scholarship Term: Annual. Students must apply each year to qualify to compete for that year’s award. Only one scholarship will be awarded per year. We are currently accepting applications for 2022.
- Students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors or students already attending college (undergraduate or graduate) who reside in the United States and who lost a family member or whose family member they depend on was seriously injured due to another’s negligence. It is also open to a student who was injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.
- Only institutions located in the United States and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in federal Title IV student financial aid programs will be considered.
- Student must submit a copy of their letter of acceptance from the educational institution.
- Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify. Proof of GPA is required and should be submitted.
- Student must establish financial need. Please provide your EFC number/score (https://studentaid.gov/complete-aid-process/how-calculated) as calculated by FAFSA, and describe your financial need in your essay. In addition to financial need, a compelling essay, academic achievement, and character will be considered.
- Student must be a U.S. Citizen and able to prove this upon request. Proof will be required at the time the winner is contacted, before the award payment can be made.
- Student must submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, past or present.
- Student must submit one letter referencing their character from a non-relative/non-peer, e.g. a present or former employer, coach, etc. who can vouch for their character.
- Student must submit a typed essay of no less than 500 words, no more than 1,000 words, describing how their life has been impacted by the loss or disability of a family member due to someone else’s negligence, and how this has affected their ability to pay for or attend college. Or, if the student personally was injured or debilitated, explain their own personal story and struggles. Student should explain their current circumstances which support the need for this financial assistance, including if presently working full or part-time if able, have family responsibilities, and make a statement about their own character, strengths, and educational goals.
- Any major or kind of degree is acceptable.
- We do not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, gender, religious preference, or ethnic origin.
- No employee, past or present, or relative of a past or present employee will be eligible to apply.
- Selection of winner will be determined by an unbiased, independent selection committee.
- Applications will be accepted by email only. Please send to [email protected].
- Applications are due no later than March 1 of the current award year. Please note the year you are applying for in the subject line of your application email.
- How well you follow the instructions by supplying what has been requested above in full will factor into the selection grading process.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER:
- Winning student will be notified by both email and phone no later than April 15 of the current award year.
- The winning essay will be published by the selection committee on our website each year and posted on social media channels, along with the recipient’s name, photo, and the institution they are attending. By submitting your application you agree to these terms.
PAYMENT OF AWARD:
- The money will be paid on behalf of the student directly to the qualifying institution where the student is enrolled or has been accepted, to be applied towards their balance due, no later than August 1 of the current award year. First scholarship award payment will be made on August 1, 2022, or before if needed/required by the school.
- The money may be used for tuition (or) for “educational expenses” like room and board, if necessary, to help minimize any potential displacement.
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Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 747-5240
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