Burg Simpson Scholarship

Denver Police Officers Foundation

Burg Simpson College Scholarship For Denver Police Officers Foundation

Our law firm, Burg Simpson, is pleased to partner with the Denver Police Officers Foundation to sponsor the Burg Simpson Law Firm Denver Police Officer Foundation Scholarship competition. We will award a $1,500 scholarship to a senior high school student who is the child of an active Denver Police Officer. We at Burg Simpson and the board members of the Denver Police Officers Foundation believe it is important to encourage our police officers’ children to pursue a college education. It is a privilege for our law firm and the foundation to represent the interests of our Denver Officers and their families.

-Nick Fogel

Scholarship Details


One college scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the winner of the competition, and can be used in any way by the winner to help pay the cost of college tuition, fees, books, meal plans, or housing.


This competition is open to high school students who:

  • Are currently in 12th grade; and
  • Has a parent that is an active member of the Denver Police Department

Children of current Board Members of the Denver Police Officers Foundation are not eligible.

Essay Details

Essay Topic

Entrants of the Burg Simpson Denver Police Officers Foundation Scholarship Competition must write an original essay of 1500 words or less that describes:

  • The duties of police officers and their importance to our communities;
  • The difficulties faced by police officers in serving and protecting our communities; and
  • The importance of police-community relations.

Essay Requirements

  • Essays must be original work. All sources used must be properly cited and included in the Bibliography/Works Cited.
  • Essays cannot be more than 1,500 words. Citations and Bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Entrees must include a properly formatted Bibliography/Works Cited and use in-text citations for references.

Selection Process

Selection Details

  • The winner of the competition will be notified on approximately Oct 1, 2018.
  • All essays submitted become the property of Burg Simpson.
  • The winner will be selected by an independent judging committee, made up of three retired Denver Police officers selected by the Denver Police Officers’ Foundation Board of Directors.
  • The decisions of the independent judging committee are final.
  • By entering the scholarship competition, winners agree to allow Burg Simpson and the Denver Police Officers Foundation the right to publish the entrant’s name, photograph images, all personal and other information (including general locations) for the purpose of Burg Simpson, the Denver Police Officers Foundation, and the competition’s publicity, promotion, and news (including use in broadcast media, printed publications, editorial and PR activities, and online).

Submission Details

Essay submissions for the 2018 scholarship contest will be accepted starting January 1, 2018.

The contest deadline was July 31, 2018 and Closed

  Thank you for you entries

You may submit your application and essay online OR by mail.

Option1: Electronic Submission

Electronic submissions using the entry form/email must be submitted by 11:59 PM MST on July 31, 2018.

Step 1: Have your essay written in one of the following formats: doc, docx, pdf


Step 2: Complete the electronic form and upload your essay

Submit Essay Form

Option 2: By U.S. Mail

Essays submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2018. Any submission postmarked after Saturday, July 31, 2018, will not be accepted.

Step 1: Have your essay written and printed on letter size paper


Step 2: Download and complete the entry form pdf below


Step 3: Mail your essay and your completed entry form pdf to:


Attn: Denver Police Officers Foundation Scholarship Entry

700 West 39th Ave

Denver, CO 80016

Download Entry Form