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Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship

Information about the Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship


In order to be eligible for the Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated good character and academic achievement


Each applicant must submit the following documents to the link here.

  • Pumphrey Law Scholarship Application (CLICK TO APPLY).
  • A current unofficial high school or college transcript or enrollment verification
  • A typed essay 800-1000 words on one of the following topics: (Students may enter submission for multiple topics)
    • The impact of alcohol and memory loss in sexual assault allegations.
    • The Dangers of Social Media: How Social Media can impact your reputation, your future, and even lead to criminal charges.
    • Influence of modern pop culture on the drug and alcohol consumption culture of college, and is this a negative or a positive for students? Give example

Fall 2019 Scholarship Key Dates

  • The application and supporting material must be received by August 5, 2019
  • The scholarship winner will be selected and notified on August 12, 2019

Submission Instructions

Completed materials can be submitted in the following manner:

  • Email: Taylor@donpumphrey.com
  • Please, no phone calls. Please direct all questions via email to Taylor Kurtz, Digital Marketing Specialist at Pumphrey Law, at Taylor@donpumphrey.com.


  • Three winners will be chosen
    • 1st place– $750
    • 2nd place – $500
    • 3rd Place – $250
  • The scholarship must be applied to tuition or other education-related expenses. The award will be paid to the winner’s educational institution directly.

Past Winners

Summer 2019

  1. Aimee Clesi (University of Florida) – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Aimee Clesi’s Essay (The Need for a Good Defense Lawyer)
    2. Read Aimee’s Thank You letter to Pumphrey Law
  2. Emily Merrill – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Emily Merrill’s Essay (The Changing Landscape of Title IX Law)
  3. Matthew Helton (University of Washington) – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Matthew Helton’s Essay (College Binge Drinking)

Fall 2018

  1. Evan Mizerak (Brown University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Evan Mizerak’s Essay (Hazing)
    2. Opioid Epidemic Essay (Courtesy Submission)
    3. Binge Drinking Essay (Courtesy Submission)
  2.  Lauren Hemstreet (Florida State University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Lauren Hemstreet’s Essay
  3. Edward Lavant (Florida State University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Edward Lavant’s Essay

Fall 2017

1.) Madelyn Pendarvis (Florida State University) – Fall 2017 Award Winner

Pumphrey Law 2017 Fall Scholarship Winner Madelyn Pendarvis

Read Madelyn’s Winning Essay

2.) Michelle Bizet (University of Florida): 2017 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Michelle Bizet 2017 Fall Pumphrey Law Scholarship Award Winner

Read Michelle’s Winning Essay and her Essay Thanking Pumphrey Law!

3.) Yuilyn A. Chang (Florida International University) – 2017 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Read Yuilyn’s Winning Essay

Fall 2016

Lauren Sumners: Fall 2016 Scholarship Winner

Lauren Sumners (Florida State University): 2016 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Read Lauren’s Winning Essay

Terms and Conditions

Only completed applications will be considered. The winner is chosen based on the sole discretion of Pumphrey Law. By applying for the scholarship, applicants agree to the terms and conditions of Pumphrey Law and the Pumphrey Law Scholarship.