Deadline: May 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, a top-rated Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm, is proud to support students of all ages and background(s) in their pursuit of higher education.
We offer this privately funded scholarship to help create opportunity for the next generation of Americans and because we know every little bit helps!
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
Should Uber, Lyft drivers and other Gig economy workers be reclassified from independent contractors to employees with benefits?
(in light of recent California measure that failed to pass)
- You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is currently enrolled in classes with a valid student ID at a U.S College or University.
- Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
- Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
- All entries must be submitted in English.
How to apply for our scholarship
by the deadline noted above.
Scholarship selection process
Our judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. A winner will be selected up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries may also be published on the Gerber & Holder website. Check will be sent directly to the winner’s college.
Guidelines and tips from the judges
The judges, who read thousands of essays, have provided some key tips that will help you write a high quality essay.
- Answer the question. Submissions that don’t answer the question will be disqualified.
- Plan your essay and think through your point of view. The judges know if you just wing it.
- Reference resources in your essay and include citations.
- Use language that is simple to understand. Think 7th grade reading level.
- Use paragraphs and white space to separate your ideas.
- Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check your work. Free versions are often available.
- Read your essay out loud. If it sounds good to you, it will sound good to the judges.
- Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
Ownership of entries
All scholarship entries submitted to Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of GerberHolderLaw.com. By submitting an entry and the signed application form, you acknowledge that Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys will own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph) and prize information.
*The information collected from applicants will not be used to solicit them for business or sold to third-party solicitors.*
Past scholarship winners
Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys scholarship winner: Should PTSD-only claims be allowed under workers’ comp?
Get to know attorney Ben Gerber
In addition to representing my clients to the best of my abilities, I’m passionate about helping students succeed in their pursuit of higher education, regardless of age or background. By privately funding this scholarship program, I hope to remove some of the stress and financial burdens students face these days. Whether you’re a tired law school student or just starting your undergrad studies, I wish you the best and urge you to keep focusing on your academic success. It’ll pay off in the end!
Benjamin Gerber is a widely respected Atlanta attorney, specializing in workers’ compensation litigation for Georgia workers who suffer back and neck injuries, catastrophic injuries, car accidents and other common workplace accidents. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School. During law school, he first began helping individuals stand up to major corporations by working at the Consumer Affairs Clinic. He also had legal internships at the Department of Justice and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Read bio