Future Leaders Scholarship

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Future Leaders Scholarship

Brett Law Future Leaders Scholarship Application Information

The Brett Law $2,000 Future Leaders Scholarship 2016 is available to undergraduate Political Science students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working toward their degree.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited university with a focus in Political Science.
  • Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited university. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into college, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.

The award recipient shall provide the following documentation to obtain the scholarship:

  • An official, sealed transcript reflecting the student’s current standing with a 3.5 GPA.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment in an accredited university.
  • The Brett Law Future Leaders Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $2,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university or college to cover these expenses.

Application Materials

All applicants must complete the provided Future Leaders Application and submit a 5 minute video on how personal injury law positively affects social change. All applicants must also include an official, sealed transcript reflecting his or her current standing with a 3.5 GPA and proof of acceptance and enrollment.


The Brett Law Future Leaders Scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 15, 2016.


Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2016. Applications should be mailed to:

Brett Law – Washington’s Injury Lawyers
Attn: Ari Purdy
200 W Chestnut St
Bellingham, WA 98229

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions regarding the Future Leaders Scholarship. Before contacting us, please read through the frequently asked questions below to see if your question has already been answered. If not, feel free to email questions to apurdy@brettlaw.com, and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I send my unofficial transcript as proof of my 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA?

Unfortunately, no. In this digital age it is too easy to alter unofficial, unsealed transcripts, therefore we require that transcripts be the official, sealed records obtained from your school through the registrar. Often the registrar’s office will send the official transcripts directly to Brett Law if requested. Be sure to give them enough time to send the sealed transcripts to meet the deadline.

Do I need to provide proof of acceptance to and proof of enrollment in college/university?

You will need to provide one or the other where it is appropriate. For example, if you are an advancing high school senior, then proof of acceptance would be appropriate to prove where your enrollment for the fall semester 2016.  Please note: for matriculating seniors, we may request proof of enrollment in your college or university prior to disbursing scholarship funds. For all other applicants, proof of enrollment demonstrating that you’ll be a full-time student for the fall 2016 semester is required. Failing to provide the necessary materials will disqualify your application.

What counts as proof of enrollment?

By contacting your school’s registrar, you will be able to obtain documentation that proves enrollment. This official document needs to be from your school. We cannot accept copies of your class schedule as proof of enrollment.

Do I need to be a Political Science student to apply?

The Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in Political Science with an interest in personal injury law. If you are unsure if your degree or programs of study is applicable, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Brett Law retained the exclusive and unlimited right to publish the Future Leaders Scholarship videos wholly or in part throughout any of its websites and other media site.

Download the application here.

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Matt Conner

Matt Conner, a distinguished attorney at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, brings a unique blend of financial and legal expertise to his practice. Graduating with a double major in mathematics and economics from Willamette University, he initially honed his analytical skills as an economist for the State of Oregon. Specializing in personal injury law, Matt is adept at handling a wide array of cases, including multiparty litigation against large entities, and claims involving gun violence, sexual and police misconduct, car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2014, he is known for his tenacious advocacy and deep compassion for clients facing life-altering challenges. His approach is not just about legal representation; it’s about restoring lives.