The Brehm Bell Scholarship
Sponsored by Brehm T. Bell, Attorney at Law
For the past eight years, local attorney Brehm Bell has helped 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 28.
An 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, who put himself through law school sans scholarship, worked as a deckhand on tugboats 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.
Application and criteria are below.
“The practice of law is a noble profession that allows you make a living helping people in their search for justice. It is my hope that these funds will assist a young person in their dream to make this world a better place."
- Brehm T. Bell
Brehm Bell Scholarship Criteria
The law office of Brehm T. Bell in Bay St. Louis, MS announces the annual $1000 scholarship offered to a 2023 graduating high school senior from Hancock County, MS planning to pursue a career in law or a related field.
Both public and private high school applicants who are seeking to pursue a career in any law related field are asked to submit applications no later than APRIL 28, 2023.
An independent committee will be selecting the recipient from the qualified applications on or before May 5th.
To be considered, please complete the below form including:
Current GPA and class rank (minimum GPA of 3.0 required)
Letter of recommendation from faculty member (please upload)
Brief 200-word essay based on the following question, "What was the most significant thing you learned in high school and how will you apply this to your life upon graduation?" (please upload)