$2500 Scholarship Opportunity



Sumner Law Group is offering a once-yearly $2,500 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester.  Sumner Law Group believes that by helping students overcome the increased costs of attending college, our world can become a brighter place for today’s generation and all future generations.


The current open submission period is for Fall 2020. Applications are due by Friday, July 24th 2020. 

The cutoff time for applications is 11:59 PM CST.

Scholarship Details and Guidelines


Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.

To receive scholarship funds, you must be living in the United States (with a U.S. mailing address) at the time of the scholarship’s due date.

All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.

As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy (PDF, JPG, or PNG) of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead—from that college. If you do not have your letter, we also accept other forms of proof, including an email from the college stating you’ve been accepted for your first year, digital transcripts, or a screencap of your first course load.

Essay Topic

To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

How do you define success? Is this definition different for your own success versus the success of others?

Once the application period closes, Sumner Law Group will determine a winner based on the following factors: feasibility, creativity, and the applicant’s level of knowledge in the topic as well as their ability to write a well-crafted essay. We will publish the winning essay.

Application Instructions

To submit your application and essay, email us the completed essay, digital proof of your first-year status (see above), and some brief information about yourself to .

In the body of your email, you MUST include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. Feel free to include a brief paragraph telling us about yourself and your career-related goals, but this part doesn’t need to be very long or detailed.

The essay MUST be attached as either a .DOCX or .PDF. Please adhere to  (12 pt. font, Times New Roman or another easily-legible font, double-spacing, etc.) when submitting your essay to us. Please cite any sources used.

Your subject line in your email MUST start with your name then be followed by “Fall 2020 Scholarship” (Example: Marty McFly Fall 2020 Scholarship”)

Other rules to note:


Please attach all of your documentation to a single email containing everything you need to enter. Check that all information is correct before sending.

Please write about our chosen topic. We will ignore essays that don’t have anything to do with the topic.

We will NOT be replying to most emails we receive. We simply get far too many. Please don’t send follow-up emails asking if we’ve received yours.

Please read this page carefully and follow all the steps. We will not have time to answer most questions that get sent to us.

Proofread everything before sending!

Failing to follow the above instructions may disqualify your application.

We look forward to reading your applications and essays!