Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship
The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux is pleased to announce our Spring Scholarship. Our team is not only passionate about representing injured individuals in Louisiana but also playing an active role in our community.
That is why our firm decided to create the Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship. Our hope is that by offering educational assistance to students, we can help support future world-changers who, in return, will build a stronger community. Education is an essential tool for creating influential people who can ultimately create change.
Our firm highly values education and believes every individual should have the incredible opportunity to receive an education and reach the goals set for his or her future. We want to help support the next generation of lawyers, government officials, doctors, teachers, among other professions to ensure we build a society grounded on knowledge.
At the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, we understand that finances often limit students who desire to pursue higher education. Our team wants to support one student reach his or her educational goals by offering a scholarship opportunity.
- One individual will be offered $1000 to assist with his or her education.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit the following:
- A paragraph (250 words or less) on the importance of education.
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA
- Must be involved in at least one extracurricular activity
- Must be enrolled or pursuing enrollment at a 2-year or 4-year accredited college
- Must be a Louisiana student
- Clients and firm employees are not eligible to apply
Please submit your transcript, a brief bio, a list of your extracurricular activities, and a paragraph of 250 words or less on the importance of education using the form below or by submitting to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Year’s Topic
Why do you believe ongoing education is so important?
The team at The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux believes ongoing education is what builds a stronger future.
As a personal injury law firm, we have helped countless people recover compensation for injuries, which has helped us build a solid relationship with our community. We hope that by offering this scholarship we can support the pursuit of ongoing education. We want our community to know that we are here to serve them by providing quality legal representation after an injury, but we’re also here to help our citizens grow and prosper so they can also provide support to those who need it most.
- Extra points will be rewarded for those who show a high level of creativity and provide real-life examples within their submission.
- Your essay should not exceed 250 words for consideration
- All scholarship submissions must be submitted by May 30th, 2022 for consideration.
- Our team will select one student to receive our Spring scholarship on July 6th, 2022.
Our Most Recent Scholarship Recipient
Josh Listi – 2021
Joshua Listi took a few minutes away from his busy schedule of serving the needy with Abbeville’s Christian Service Center and helping facilitate community service projects to speak with us about his future plans.
The Vermilion Catholic High School graduate will be pursuing a pre-med / biology degree at Louisiana State University. He’ll use his scholarship money to pay for textbooks and other educational expenses as he works towards his dream of becoming a doctor.
He says, “I plan on using my higher education to serve my local community by returning to the Acadiana area as a Physician, as well as volunteering as a doctor on future medical mission trips to heal the sick and serve the poor.”
The tireless volunteer has been helping the poor and needy since a young age, when he began accompanying his dad on missions to faraway places like Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. When the 2020 lockdown prevented much travel, he focused on serving his local community, helping facilitate community service projects and volunteering at a soup kitchen.
Joshua is also an avid member of Boy Scouts of America, reaching the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, which requires years of dedication and community service. He’s proud of this accomplishment, saying, “Only 6% of Boy Scouts in the US make it to Eagle Scout, so I hold it as a very high honor that I stuck through it and made it to Eagle.”
We spoke with him a mere month before he leaves for LSU, and while he’s excited to start this next chapter of his life, the change hasn’t quite sunk in yet. He says, “It keeps hitting me – I’m thinking, oh, I can’t wait, but then it’s so close.”
The team at The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux wishes Joshua all the best with his educational and professional endeavors and look forward to seeing what this amazing young man accomplishes.
Miah Walton – 2020
Miah Walton was at home during the state lockdown when her mother called out that she had great news. “I was so excited to hear that I had won. I’ve never won anything at all before and this is a great prize; it’s the best feeling ever and I’m so appreciative.”
Miah heard about the Blaine Barrilleaux scholarship through her Guidance Counselor. Despite her mom’s reassurances, Miah submitted her essay with little hope of success. “The prize money is a huge weight off our shoulders”, said Miah. “I’m going to put it towards my work-study, books, maybe gas for my car. I’d also really like to use some to help a couple of small businesses in my local community that are hurting because of the pandemic.”
Miah has been accepted at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. She’s excited about her new classes, the people she will meet, and what she will learn. “From an academic perspective, it’s all about math and science for me. On the other side, I want to get my first job and manage my own finances. I want to feel how it is to be a real adult.”
Asked what she liked most and least about the state of Louisiana, Miah answered with an impish grin. “The food is absolutely delicious. Red beans and rice, fried chicken, crawfish…it’s the best food I’ve ever tasted. The worst part? It has to be all the bugs. It gets so hot here in the summer that the big bugs want to come out and play – they’re huge. I’m so over the bugs. Oh, and the alligators. I really don’t like alligators at all. But overall Louisiana is a great state: hot, fun, delicious, and a little crazy.”
Blaine wishes Miah well for the next part of her life’s journey. “I’m a real community person; I grew up in Lafayette and only ever wanted to practice law in Louisiana so that I can help those most in need. We assist all kinds of people, whether it’s those that need an auto accident lawyer to access the compensation that they deserve or people who are injured on the water and need an experienced maritime lawyer. If my scholarship helps Miah even a tiny bit in her academic ambitions, then I’m a happy man.
Grace Payton – 2019
Congratulations to Grace Payton, the winner of the Blaine Barrilleaux Fall 2019 Scholarship. Grace is attending Lafayette’s own University of Louisiana at Lafayette for her undergraduate degree. She plans to put the scholarship money towards her tuition this year and is excited to get started in this chapter of her life. Blaine also attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for his undergraduate degree.
We are dedicated to continuing the growth and progress of the great city of Lafayette, LA. We believe that strong community support helps everyone grow and achieve more. “Being a part of the Lafayette community means that we need to help the community grow just like it has helped us,” Blaine said. Helping those in need is a big part of what we do at the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux. We are a personal injury law firm that dedicates itself to helping local Lafayette residents get the medical treatment and compensation they deserve after an accident. If you’re in pain, call Blaine at (337) 989-1212.