Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Scholarship Competitions

2020 Competitions Open for Submission

Submissions for the 2020 Scholarship Competitions are now open.

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., is committed to giving back to the community. One of the best ways for local businesses like us to give back to the community is investing in the education of our future leaders. That is why we proudly offer college scholarship opportunities to students in various fields of study.

Earning a college degree is arguably one of the most rewarding accomplishments one can achieve in a lifetime. Working hard in college for a few years increases one’s earning potential, and expands their thinking and social development substantially. Unfortunately, it’s also very expensive! The financial burden of college in the United States has earned international recognition, and not the good kind.

According to the Project on Student Loan Debt, roughly 70% of all graduating seniors in the United States had student loan debt in 2013. The average student loan debt of those students averages close to $30,000. This data does not even include students who go on to graduate school or law school.

We at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. are proud to announce two scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming academic school year. We will announce the winner of each scholarship, as well as the second-prize winners, on our Facebook and Google+ pages. We will also post their submissions on our personal injury law blog.

Upcoming Year Scholarships

Excellence in Ethics Scholarship
The Excellence in Ethics Scholarship is for law school students. Applicants are to write an essay explaining why pro-bono work is so important and the ways in which pro-bono work can help the community. For more details, visit the scholarship page here.

Christian Studies Scholarship
As a Christian law firm, we value faith-based education. We are offering a scholarship to students who are studying faith-based curriculum in college. For more details and submission instructions visit the Christian Studies Scholarship page here.

Past Winners:

2019 Winners

Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 1st Place: Alex Albert
Excellence in Ethic Scholarship – 2nd Place: Jennifer Grecco
Christian Studies Scholarship – 1st Place: Alissa Langbehn
Christian Studies Scholarship – 2nd Place: Mary Beauchamp
(Note: No qualifying entries were received for the Marketing Scholarship.)

2018 Winners

Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 1st Place: Hope Goodman
Excellence in Ethic Scholarship – 2nd Place: Sarah Harris
Christian Studies Scholarship – 1st Place: Megan Enouen
Christian Studies Scholarship – 2nd Place: Olivia Thompson
Marketing Scholarship: Christoph Ruepprich
Marketing Scholarship – 2nd Place: Avalon Cassel

2017 Winners

Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 1st Place: Stephanie Javarauckas
Excellence in Ethics Scholarship – 2nd Place: Christina Drakeford
Christian Studies Scholarship – 1st Place: Frances Samson
Christian Studies Scholarship -2nd Place: Cristina Pierce.

We are proud to help further these outstanding student’s educations. See their scholarship submissions!


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.