The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Excellence in Ethics Scholarship

For law students and prospective law students, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is excited to offer our annual Excellence in Ethics Scholarship. The law student scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,000. The second place winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship as well.

Eligibility for Applying

In order to qualify for the Excellence in Ethics Scholarship, applicants must:
• Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or citizen
• Be currently enrolled in or accepted to a US law school
• Submit a completed essay discussing the important of pro-bono legal work
• Submit a completed application
• Applicants must not have received same scholarship in previous year

Any scholarship submissions that do not meet the listed criteria will not be considered. By submitting a completed application you agree to allow your essay to be published on our blog, if you are chosen as a winner.

Excellence in Ethics Essay Requirements

All applicants must submit a 1,000 word or more essay. The Texas State Bar for attorneys (as well as other state bar organization) highly encourages attorneys to perform pro-bono work. The essay should focus on the importance of providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it, and why this is beneficial to the community at large and to the legal system as a whole.

Deadline for Application

The deadline for submitting a completed application and essay is July 1, 2020. The winner of the scholarship will be announced on or before July 31, 2020, on our social media pages.

If you have more questions about the scholarship, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your application and essay, good luck!

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is a Christian personal injury law firm based in Houston, Texas. We practice personal injury, car accidents, truck accidents, workplace injuries, and liability law. Our lawyers are personal injury trial attorneys, with a commitment to serving victims with dedication and passion.

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. Excellence in Ethics Scholarship Application

I am sending Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. a copy of my college acceptance letter or transcript from law school proving my status as a law school student.

I affirm that I am currently seeking a career in the field of law, and am (or will be) enrolled at an accredited law school during the upcoming academic year.


Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal,, HG Legal Resources,, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.