This scholarship is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied. Please check our blog and Facebook page for announcements. For inspiration, have a look at our previous winners.


From the wild outdoors of Alaska to the coast of Southern California to the City of Boulder, J. Todd Tenge pursued a goal: to open his own law office. Now, our boutique personal injury firm wants to assist another set of students in reaching their goals through secondary education.

We know the potential each student has inside. Don’t let anything stop you; find a way to climb higher. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 in scholarship money to one deserving student from anywhere in the United States — from Todd’s hometown of Anchorage and beyond. It doesn’t matter where you need to go on your journey — we want to help you reach that goal. Please read on to see if you’re eligible to apply, and we wish everyone the best of luck.

To see our previous winners, click here.



APRIL 28, 2020 

JUNE 17, 2020

Short Essay: 500-1,000 Words

Getting exceptional results requires exceptional efforts. In his childhood in Alaska, J. Todd Tenge learned that you have to push yourself just to keep going – and sometimes, that’s enough. Other times, you need to work harder to achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself. Tell us about a time you pushed yourself because you wanted something. Did you succeed? What did you learn from the experience?


  • You must be a high school senior on track to graduate or a college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion.
  • You have earned, or will earn your high school diploma this calendar year.
  • You have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status. DACA recipients are welcome to apply.
  • You must complete all entry fields on the application for the scholarship. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Entries that do not meet the word count requirement will not be considered.


  • School Transcripts – We may require an official or unofficial transcript from your current educational institution. If we decide your application puts you in contention as a finalist and potential winner of the scholarship, you will be contacted by our firm and given instructions on how to send an electronic version of your official transcript. This will help us to verify that all information provided to us is accurate, and that you meet all of the eligibility requirements. Do not send any transcripts until explicitly requested by the firm.
  • Current Proof of Enrollment – You will be required to submit upon request an enrollment verification letter, letter of acceptance from a college, or course registration for the coming semester.
  • Photo ID – We will require a copy of your U.S. driver’s license, U.S. state ID card, DACA ID, and/or passport. These are the only acceptable forms of identification to submit to us upon request.

Note: By submitting your application for this scholarship, you agree to use any potential scholarship award for educational purposes only, such as tuition or related expenses such as school supplies, books, course materials, school living expenses, etc. If you win the scholarship or are a finalist, we may share your essay and photo on our website and may use them for marketing purposes.