The deadline for submission is August 15, 2021.

Attorney Bert McDowell is a strong believer in giving back to the community. In fact, every year, Bert McDowell Injury Law, LLC, donates to multiple organizations, and conducts giveaways to the general public. However, there is nothing that gives Attorney McDowell more joy than his annual scholarship, The Veronica M. Sullivan Scholarship. Attorney McDowell created the scholarship in memory of his maternal grandmother, who passed away from cancer in 2017. It was his grandmother that laid the foundation and sacrificed everything to make life better for her family. This scholarship is a reflection of Mrs. Veronica M. Sullivan, her values, her character, and her morals.

Every year is becoming more of a struggle for students to attend college due to the increase in costs. Through the Veronica M. Sullivan Scholarship, Attorney McDowell made it a point to help those high school seniors that are in need of financial assistance to attend college. We hope that this scholarship can help in easing some of the burden. The Veronica M. Sullivan Scholarship honors and recognizes those scholars that have shown perseverance, sacrifice, determination, and excellence in and out of the classroom.

How to Apply

Bert McDowell Injury Law, LLC, will provide $1,000 to help one student who is a graduating senior in high school in Connecticut. To be eligible for selection for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

If you meet all of the requirements above, you are eligible to be awarded this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the qualified candidate who writes the most compelling essay on the prompt below.

Essay Prompt:

What person or event has motivated you the most? Tell us how that person or event has shaped you as a person, impacted your life, and has helped you grow as a person. Please note that it can be a positive or negative experience that has brought you great motivation.

Length of Essay:

The length of the essay should be a maximum of 2000 words.

Essay Submission:

Applicants should send the essays to

Subject Line must say: 2021 Scholarship Applicant

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