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Rules and Requirements
An estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer every year in the US and its impact is felt for a lifetime by tens of thousands more people who are dear to them. Baron & Budd mesothelioma attorneys have been dedicated to fighting for the rights of mesothelioma cancer victims and their loved ones for over four decades and have established these scholarships to honor their legacy.
Each entry must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the scholarship:
- Must be accepted to a US-based four-year university or college for any field of study (scholarship funds will be dispersed directly to your school)
- Must provide two letters of recommendation specific to this scholarship
- You may submit either a written essay or video
- Written essay must be between 800-1,250 words
- Video essay must be a 2-3 minute YouTube video
- YouTube videos must link back to https://www.baronandbudd.com/mesothelioma-lawyers/scholarships/
- Cannot be an employee or family member of an employee of Baron & Budd
- Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 22, 2019
- Scholarship winners will be announced Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Essay and Video Topics
How has cancer impacted your life? It can be any kind of cancer.
Mesothelioma cancers, as well as other terminal cancers, have an impact well beyond the victim alone. How has receiving a cancer diagnosis for you or your loved one impacted your life? How did it impact you while your loved one was fighting their illness? What hardships did you or your family experience? How will this scholarship help you to reach your academic goals?
How to apply
1 Write your essay or record your video
Essay must be between 800-1,250 words. Videos should be at between 2 and 3 minutes.
2 Fill out the online application
Submit your essay or provide a link to your YouTube video. Please also submit a photo.
3 Provide proof of enrollment
Finalists will be required to provide proof of enrollment for scholarship consideration and disbursement to the winner.
Winning entries will be published on our website and also in our respective social media spaces. By submitting your essay or video, you will allow Baron & Budd to publish your entry and also use your name and photo.
2019 Scholarship Winner
Ricky Stafford – Ricky is the winner of the firm’s $2,500 Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship. Stafford’s winning written essay was selected after a competitive review by the Baron & Budd Scholarship committee. His essay detailed how he found a way to focus on joy and helping others after fighting leukemia for several years. He will be majoring in education at Southern Virginia University.
2019 Scholarship Winner
Shelbi Muñoz – Shelbi is the winner of the firm’s $2,500 Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship. Muñoz’ winning video essay was selected after a competitive review by the Baron & Budd Scholarship committee. Her video described how she lost several loved ones to cancer and how she was able to overcome the devastating loss. She will be majoring in theater at Florida State University.
2018 Scholarship Winner
Camryn Highsmith – Camryn is the winner of the firm’s $2,500 Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship. Highsmith’s winning essay, which was selected after a competitive review by the Baron & Budd Scholarship committee, detailed the toll cancer has had on many important women in her life and also highlighted the impressive steps she has taken throughout her high school career to research breast cancer.