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Judge Jerri Lee Mills Law Student Scholarship 2023

Judge Jerri Lee Mills served the citizens of Brazoria County as judge for 24 years before retiring at the end of 2018.  She embodied a jurist that had a strong work ethic, high moral standards, and fairness who was extremely dedicated to the citizens of Brazoria County.  The Brazoria County Bar Association originally sponsored this scholarship in her name and is now presented by the Brazoria County Bar Foundation.  You may find more information about her at: and at:

*Students enrolled at an A.B.A-accredited law school for Fall 2023 for their 1L, 2L, or 3L law school year must provide proof of said enrollment.  Furthermore, the applicant must have graduated high school from a public or private high school in Brazoria County, Texas and/or currently reside in Brazoria County, Texas.

*The essay must be written in response to the following prompt:  Usually at some point in your life, you will be, or you have already been asked, “Why do you want to be a lawyer?”  Please describe your answer to this question, and how a law degree will assist you to serve your community.  Describe examples of your work ethic and your character that embody similarities to those of Judge Mills that will aid you in your pursuit of a law degree and meaningful practice.  Lastly, reflect on a time you questioned or challenged a belief or idea because you believed it was the right thing to do—what prompted your thinking, what did you do, and what was the outcome?

*All expenses involved in preparing and submitting an entry are the entrant’s responsibility.

*Entrants must allow the Brazoria County Bar Foundation and/or the Brazoria County Bar Association to reproduce entries in any medium without restriction in perpetuity.

*The essay must be submitted online, be no more than three pages, typewritten and be double-spaced.

*The submitted work must be the applicant’s own original work.

*The applicant agrees that by submitting an application, they are declaring they meet all the stated requirements of eligibility contained herein.

*Only one entry per applicant.

*Submission of application does not guarantee applicant will be awarded a scholarship. *

The essay must be submitted by March 31, 2023 by 5:00PM.

Entries must be submitted online HERE:

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