Undergrad Scholarship


The 2021 Scholarship contest is over and we are no longer accepting applications. The winner will be announced soon!

Empowering Citizens in Our Community

What makes an upright outstanding citizen in our society today? Citizens come in all different shapes and sizes. Everyone has their own way of giving back to their society, some choose to run for office and others choose to volunteer at local organizations.

So we want to know what makes a good citizen within your community. We encourage you to give examples and make this essay personal. Our Denver personal injury attorneys are looking for emotion, creativity and specific examples from current events.

The best written and most compelling essay will be chosen by our team at Denver Trial Lawyers ® and the winner will receive $1,000 to put towards their college education. The winner of the essay contest will also have their essay posted on our blog!

Scholarship Overview

We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words about what makes a good, no GREAT, citizen within their community.

We want to encourage students to find examples and current events from citizens that are serving their community. We are looking for emotion, creativity and compelling writing. Then, we want students to look at how they give back to their community or what they are currently doing to give back to their community.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2022) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2022 semester.
  • Applicants must submit the essay and other required information by Monday, November 1, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the deadline for submission?

    Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 1, 2022.

  • When will the winner be selected and notified?

    A winner will be selected and notified by no later than Monday, December 20, 2022.


Hundred of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million

    $70 million arbitration award, the largest known medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history. David S Woodruff handled this birth injury case involving an HMO labor/delivery unit that misused Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor.

  • Settlement for Individuals Injured by a Defective Product $23 Million

    Settlement for group of individuals injured by a defective product. Dan was a member of a national team of lawyers who helped secure this settlement. The largest single settlement in the country was paid to Dan’s individual client.

  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million

    $22.3 million medical malpractice settlement. In 2016 David Woodruff obtained the largest known medical malpractice settlement in Colorado.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million

    A jury handed down a $15 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed from the chest down just hours after a doctor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs discharged him. It’s the largest sum ever awarded in a medical malpractice suit in Colorado.

  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million

    Rollover collision – Steve Wahlberg represented the driver of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The Court entered judgment of $4,455,000 including 1.5 million in physical impairment, $4,455,000 in punitive damages.

  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting in Catastrophic Injury $8 Million

    An attorney from our firm served as lead counsel in a contested liability accident involving a commercial vehicle. Our client was catastrophically injured and he successfully negotiated a $8,000,000 settlement on her behalf.

  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million

    $7 million medical malpractice jury verdict. David Woodruff handled this birth injury case, which culminated in a 2-week jury trial in Colorado Springs. The case involved a physician who misplaced a “vacuum extraction device” while delivering the infant.

  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Colorado in 2016 $6 Million

    Steve Wahlberg received the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2016. They represented a pedestrian who was run over by a bus. The jury awarded the fourth largest verdict in Colorado History for permanent physical impairment.

  • Truck Accident Settlement for Client Struck by Falling Cargo $5 Million

    Mr. Nimmo settled a case on behalf of his client who was severely injured when he was struck by falling cargo that fell from a trailer.

  • Settlement for Woman Injured by Defective Cream Whipper $5 Million

    $5 million defective product settlement. David Woodruff represented a young woman severely injured by a “cream whipper” that exploded in her face, fracturing her skull in 7 places, causing extensive brain injury and permanent damage to her vestibular system.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Parker Stinar is astonishingly patient, thorough, and has the ability to communicate in laymen’s terms, putting things in terms I could understand. He always maintained a positive attitude, even in times I felt discouraged and lost.”

    - Brian M.
  • “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

    - Julie D.
  • “David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement. They were able to get more than I expected. I would highly recommend them.”

    - Heather N.
  • “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement b”

    - Patty M.
  • “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • “Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyer was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process. He made the case easier for me to understand. I recommend him highly! Very trustworthy!”

    - Esther G.