Clinton Brink I Memorial Scholarship


Thank you to all who applied! The 2018 Winner is Jared Snyder–We will post a link to his creative video presentation presently.

We will still be offering the same scholarship for the 2019 school year as well, but with a different prompt. We will be working on a new prompt in the upcoming months. We should have the 2019 prompt posted before the new year, so check back around December.

At the Brink Law Firm, we strongly believe in the value of higher education. After all, we couldn’t do what we do without seven years of it.

But, these days, paying for that seven extra years of education really adds up. Attorney Terry Brink remembers his law school tuition being about $8,000 per year in the 1980s. Thirty-five years later, Attorney Clinton Brink’s tuition was at least six times that amount. With the price of education ballooning to ludicrous levels, it is becoming harder and harder to justify the expense of school.

That’s where scholarships come in. Clinton was granted numerous merit scholarships that brought the exorbitant price of education down to a reasonable level. Now he and Terry want to pay it forward by offering a small scholarship of their own in memoriam of Clinton’s namesake and great grandfather, Clinton Brink I.


The Brink Law Firm Scholarship is $1,000.00. We prefer to pay that amount to our chosen winner’s school. However, if that is not possible, we’re happy to pay the winner directly.

Eligibility Requirements

It does not matter who you are, where you’re from, or what degree you’re pursuing. The Brink Law Firm wants to help.

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must either be currently enrolled in an accredited college or law school in the US or be planning to matriculate in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school.
  • If an applicant is under 18, he or she must have permission from a parent or guardian to apply.

Work Required

Beyond meeting the above eligibility requirements, an applicant must film a short video essay. The video essay may be any format; from merely reciting the relevant content on camera, to filming a powerpoint, to dramatic reenactment. Feel free to get creative.

2018 Topic: Is the doctrine of adverse possession (aka squatter’s rights) fair?

The only video essay requirements are as follows:

  • Length: No less than 45 seconds, and no longer than 4 minutes.
  • Due date: Submission of the video essay by August 1, 2018 at 12am PST.
  • Submission details: Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and then send us a link at: [email protected].

Questions? If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

When is the winner chosen?

Terry and Clinton will choose the winner on September 3, 2018.

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