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Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen Scholarship Essay Contest

Enter Our Annual Scholarship for a Chance to Win Up to $500 Toward Your Tuition

Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen is proud to offer our annual scholarship essay contest for graduating seniors with an interest in law or a related field of study. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors within the Clark County School District (Nevada), as well as private and charter school seniors, who plan on attending a college or university full time. One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded.

Our scholarship is now open for students entering college/university for the Fall 2021 semester! Students may apply until the deadline of January 31, 2021.

To Apply Visit: https://thepef.academicworks.com/opportunities/9252


  • Please upload your resume.
  • Please upload your most current transcript (unofficial).
  • Verification of college enrollment (class schedule) will be required during the summer before the scholarship check is mailed to the college. Scholarship funds must be applied toward tuition, fees, and other appropriate educational expenses. These funds will be disbursed in equal payments over two semesters.

Our Current Winner

Scholarship winner Jenna DeMaioJenna DeMaio - Our Most Recent Winner (2021)

Advanced Technologies Academy

Jenna DeMaio, who graduated from Advanced Technologies Academy, is our most recent winner! Jenna was President of the National Honor Society, Co-President of Board Game Club, and Vice President of Robotics and Future Business Leaders of America. She will be attending the University of Delaware and majoring in Public Policy this fall. On winning the scholarship, DeMaio stated, “By being fortunate enough to receive this scholarship it has relieved some of the financial burden of college allowing me to pursue more of my interests.”

Our Past Winners

We are pleased to highlight the past winners of our Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship essay contest!

Scholarship winner Jefrin Jojan Jefrin Jojan - 2020 Winner

Advanced Technologies Academy

Jefrin Jojan graduated from Advanced Technologies Academy. Jefrin is a debate team captain, an Academic World Quest Team state champion and he is excited to pursue a career in law or business at the University of Nevada Reno. On winning the scholarship, Jefrin commented, “The quarantine has turned everything on its head. Right now, especially with the corona-virus crisis, times are tough and its is difficult to work, so any aid is much appreciated.”




Dain Bagley with family members Dain Bagley - 2019 Winner

College of Southern Nevada High School

Dain Bagley graduated from the College of Southern Nevada High School. Dain will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno this fall as a business major. Outside of school and work, Dain spends his free time attending creative writing clubs, reading, and rock climbing. On winning the scholarship, Dain commented “This award will change pretty much everything for me. It’ll mean not putting in 50 hour work weeks every summer, independence from my reliance on family and friends, and peace of mind. This award completely flipped my college experience from a potentially grueling and exhausting struggle to a burden I can manage and even enjoy.”

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Scholarship winner Musie Girmay Musie Girmay - 2018 Winner

Edward W. Clark High School

Musie is a past winner of the Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship essay contest. He attended Edward W. Clark High School.

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Scholarship winner Phalguni Vetrichelvan Phalguni Vetrichelvan - 2017 Winner

Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service

Phalguni received the Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship while attending Georgetown University, where she studied at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service as an International Politics/Korean major. During her time at Georgetown, Phalguni served on the mock trial team, was a writer for the international affairs newspaper, and was a student advocate. She also tutored at Alexandria Prison in GED.




Scholarship winner Crawford Gates Crawford Gates - 2016 Winner

Brigham Young University

Crawford was awarded the Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship as a junior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah as a Finance major. While in school, Crawford also worked as a data scientist and an associate at a student-run venture capital fund. Says Crawford, “this award allowed me to think critically. When I received the scholarship essay prompt from BBC&S four years ago, I made instant conclusions that turned out to be completely wrong. It was only after hours of research, discussions with professionals and personal reflection that I was able to craft an informed and correct thesis.”



Scholarship winner Lindsay McGuire Lindsay McGuire - 2015 Winner

George Washington University

During her second year at university, Lindsay received the Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship. Lindsay attended the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During her time in school, she was an intern at Congresswoman Jacky Rosen’s office and majored in International Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East. Lindsay was also involved as Secretary of the Bipartisan Women’s Supper Club and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, where she served on the Philanthropy Committee. On winning the scholarship, Lindsay said, “This award allowed me to: better afford my college tuition and adjust to my first year living far from my family without having to worry about immediately finding a job as a freshman.”

Scholarship winner Maggie DiFederico Maggie DiFederico - 2014 Winner

University of Southern California

Maggie earned the Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen scholarship while attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with the hope of attending law school and becoming a medical malpractice attorney. At USC, she majored in Law, History, and Culture and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the university’s pre-law fraternity, and was on the Executive Board for her sorority. She was also a member of the Colleges Against Cancer and Best Buddies programs and interned at Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles, a public interest law clinic. According to Maggie, “This award has allowed me to: study law at my dream school, and has given me confidence in my abilities as a student.”


Congratulations to all of our past winners; we know that you will continue to do great things!

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