Attorney Dirk Derrick began the “Get Seen, Get Paid” scholarship program this year to allow kids who have the talent and work ethic to compete on the collegiate level, to attend football camps in hopes of receiving a football scholarship.
Scholarships provided free educations to all of the males in Dirk’s immediate family. His father, Julius Derrick, attended USC on a football scholarship in the 1950s. Dirk attended Wofford College on a football scholarship from 1978-1982. Both of Dirk’s sons have attended college on football scholarships, and both received scholarship offers from schools at which they camped. In today’s world, Dirk believes it is very important for kids to be able to go to camps to be seen and compete in person and earn a free college education.
The Derrick Law Firm has offered a scholarship to 38 schools in Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkley counties. With one day camps now being available, the scholarship should provide the ability for an athlete to be seen by three or four schools.
Coaches have been asked to assist The Derrick Law Firm in choosing an athlete that is a good kid, with a great attitude, who is under the radar, but who can play.