Announcing Scholarship Opportunity for HS Senior Interested in Pursuing Law-Related Education
For the past six years, local attorney Brehm Bell has hoped to encourage high school graduates to enter the field of law by offering a personally-funded scholarship to a senior from Hancock County, MS.
The Brehm Bell Scholarship is a $1000 one-time award to a high school senior who is planning on pursuing a degree in any law related field. Both public and private high school applicants are asked to submit applications no later than April 10, 2021.
A practicing attorney in downtown Bay St. Louis since 1995, Bell focuses his practice on personal injury cases and helping people who are overwhelmed or frustrated with the legal process. “Our legal system and insurance processes are hard for people to navigate sometimes.” said Bell. “We need bright, compassionate minds to enter the field of law to continue helping people have a voice.”
Bell, a graduate from Bay High School in 1980, put himself through law school sans scholarship, worked as a deckhand on tugboats in order to pay for his education at University of Mississippi Law School. He graduated in 1989 and began work as an attorney in Meridian. After five years, he decided to move his family back home to Hancock County and build his personal injury practice here.
“The practice of law is a noble profession that allows you make a living helping people in their search for justice,” said Bell. “It is my hope that these funds will assist a young person in their dream to make this world a better place."
To be considered, seniors should obtain an application from their school counselor – the form has been provided to Bay High, Hancock High, St. Stanislaus and Our Lady Academy for distribution. Or applicants may pick up a form at Bell's office, located at 544 Main Street in Bay St. Louis. A minimum GPA of 3.0, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a brief 200-word essay are required.
Please submit application in full by the April 10, 2021 deadline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing to:
544 Main Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Please call 228-467-0006 or email email@example.com with any questions. The scholarship winner will be announced no later than May 10, 2021.