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Branch Out Scholarship

Bisnar Chase Branch Out Scholarship

The Bisnar Chase Branch Out Scholarship: Commitment to excellence in education and communities

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Lawyers, LLP, is hosting a bi-yearly scholarship giving $1,500.00 to a student who demonstrates through their personal statements that they are committed to expanding their education and using their education to improve their communities.

Bisnar Chase will choose one winner each June and December. Upon announcing the winner on our social media, Bisnar Chase will give $500.00 to the 501c3 charitable organization of the winner’s choice in their name and honor and $1,000.00 to the student directly.*


Your essay should be personal, demonstrating your passion for education. Above all, we want a sense of your motivations and personality. There is no right or wrong answers, but you could touch on the points below:

  • Why are you committed to education?
  • Your community, personal experiences, and inspirations
  • How do you plan to use your education to better the world around you?
  • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
There is no essay text limit or required length. Just tell your story!


Awarded to a charity:

  • Chosen by the scholarship winner and awarded in their name
  • Must be a registered 501c3 Charitable Organization

The following requirements must be met in order for a student to be considered to win this scholarship.

  • Applicants must submit a personal essay via email.
  • Applicant must be a student enrolled in a United States university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or must be a senior in high school.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and the winner must provide proof of GPA.

Tips on creating a good essay

Bisnar Chase will choose a winner who best demonstrates their personality, inspiration, and drive for education and personal growth. We want to empower future leaders by rewarding those with the dedication and determination to make a difference, big or small.

Therefore, we have a few tips to help students submit the best application they can:

  • Stay on Topic: This scholarship is not awarded to the person who completes the most hours of volunteer work. Mention your accomplishments or personal anecdotes only when relevant.

  • Keep it Readable and Brief: Make sure your thoughts are easy to read and understand. Don’t use ostentatious verbiage unless necessary. Keep your answers as short as possible without sacrificing detail.

  • Be Specific: Don’t get lost in generalities. We want to know exactly why you deserve this scholarship and how you plan to make a difference.

  • Show Your Personality: The best essays use personal experiences and inspirations to make their points. Show us who you are, and why you deserve to win.

A winner will be chosen twice a year

Our December 2023 winner has been chosen. Congrats, Ella!

The deadline for the upcoming scholarship is:

December 15, 2024 at 11:59pm PST

The scholarship winner will be picked in the days following the deadline, typically within 10 days, depending on the number of entries received. Winners will be informed via email only.

Dec. 2023 Winner, Ella

2023 Branch Out Scholarship Winner

Ella will be graduating in 2026. She faced adversity in her young life with medical struggles, but she is a strong and determined young woman with many goals.

Besides her education, Ella is helping raise eye-seeing dogs for the visually impaired. She is committed to giving back to her community in any way possible.

Submit Your Application (via Email)

Submit your application by email in the essay form! Email your essay (preferably in a Word document or PDF) to [email protected] with the subject line: “Scholarship Submission from: [Your Name]

Be sure to include your phone number and a VALID email address, since the winner will be notified via email. Non-winners are notified by email.  

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Terms and Conditions:

Bisnar Chase represents California plaintiffs injured in car accidents and other serious injuries. For over 45 years we have helped people in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside. If you need a California personal injury attorney please call for a free consultation.

Eligibility: Any student in the United States may apply.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys ultimately retains the right to determine what organization they will donate to but will honor the scholarship winner’s request unless the character of the organization can be called into question or the donation will adversely affect the firm’s public image.

Bisnar Chase reserves the right to determine the winner of the scholarship based on the information provided to them. No employees or immediate family members of Bisnar Chase employees may win this scholarship award, and previous scholarship winners are not eligible to win. 

Applicants who have entered their personal statement and who are not chosen to win are eligible to submit another application before the next scholarship deadline but must apply with a new submission.

By submitting an application for this scholarship award, the applicant agrees to allow Bisnar Chase to contact them regarding this scholarship program and to use their application answers in Bisnar Chase’s marketing publications and content. Applicants may be added to Bisnar Chase’s digital mailing list. Please be aware that you can opt out at any time.

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