Hayhurst Scholarship

At Hayhurst Law PLLC, we have spent more than a decade advocating for those clients who cannot fight for themselves. Attorney Eric Hayhurst has successfully represented many accident victims in West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania who suffered serious injuries due to the negligent and reckless acts of others.

Attorney Hayhurst ensures that victims of car and other types of vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and work injuries have a voice in seeking financial justice for the losses their injuries have caused them. He also fights for the families of victims who tragically do not survive their injuries, pursuing damages in wrongful death lawsuits.

In keeping with this dedication to helping accident victims, our law firm has created the Hayhurst Law Personal Injury Survivor & Friends Scholarship, for a student who has been a victim of a personal injury accident and did not let this stop them from pursuing their academic dreams; or for a friend or family member who stood by an accident victim in their time of need and was inspired to pursue their own academic goals.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED and who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.

The scholarship applicant must be able to demonstrate that their surviving a personal injury accident, or standing by the side of someone who did, has inspired and pushed them to make the most out of their life.

All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.


Answer the following prompts and questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

  • Briefly describe the accident you or the victim was in, the injuries and damage sustained in the accident, and what the recovery period was like.
  • How did your accident, or the person you took care of after an accident, inform your education goals?
  • What are your career goals? Did the accident change these, and if so, how?

Application Materials

  • Updated resume
  • Essay response, 1,000-word maximum. See prompts and questions above.
  • Current unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by December 31, 2022.

Award Announcement

The scholarship recipient will be announced January 31, 2023.

Scholarship Amount


Application Instructions

Submit applications by email only to:

Attorney Eric Hayhurst

[email protected]

Please email Attorney Hayhurst if you have questions.