WCL Restricted Scholarships

The Washington College of Law offers a limited number of scholarships established through the generosity of friends and alumni. Selection criteria for these scholarships may vary, but generally awards are based on need and academic achievement. These scholarships are awarded during the academic year. Application procedures, deadlines, and selection criteria are announced on MyWCL, and our Facebook page during the the fall semester.

The following scholarships were awarded in the 2014-2015 school year:

  • The Myers Law Scholarship provides one-year scholarships to full-time students who show promise and demonstrate need. These scholarships are funded up to 100 percent of tuition so that the student(s) selected for the award may undertake or complete full-time study of law. Applicants for this scholarship must file the Need Access Application by the financial aid deadline.
  • Anonymous AUWCL Endowed Scholarship
    Established by an anonymous donor, this scholarship supports a deserving student in academic good standing, financial need and a commitment to the AUWCL community.

  • Anonymous AUWCL Endowed Scholarship
    Established by an anonymous donor, this scholarship supports a student from a middle-income family who has demonstrated financial need.

  • Arbenz Family Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Erick Arbenz and Karin Rosenberg-Miskovsky in 2012, this scholarship supports a student studying international human rights law or who has demonstrated outstanding work in the field of human rights.

  • Mary C. Arends Endowed Scholarship
    Established by alumni, faculty, and staff to acknowledge the significant contribution of Mary Arends, AUWCL’s first Director of Development (1983-1991), this scholarship supports a first year female student entering law school after several years in the workplace, who is interested in public interest/public service, civil rights and/or domestic issues.

  • Kenneth and Patricia Auberger Endowed Scholarship
    Established by bequest of Kenneth Auberger ’59 and his wife Patricia in 2006, this scholarship supports law students with financial need.

  • AUWCL Dean's Merit Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2002, this scholarship supports a deserving student based on merit.

  • AUWCL Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established by AUWCL, this scholarship supports students who have shown merit and demonstrate a commitment to the law school community.

  • AUWCL International Students Endowed Scholarship
    Established by AUWCL, this scholarship supports students who have shown merit and demonstrate a commitment to the law school community.

  • AUWCL Law Review & Journal Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2002, this scholarship supports a member of the Law Review or other student-edited journal who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

  • Sandra W. Barron '79 and David A. Barron '77 Scholarship
    Established by Eric Bord in 2014 in honor of his parents, this scholarship supports a deserving student with preference given to a female student who demonstrates a commitment to public service and an expressed desire to pursue a public interest or public service career upon graduation.

  • Gerald Battist IP Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Gerald Battist ’66 and his wife Louise in 2005, this scholarship supports a student studying intellectual property law.

  • Joan Myers Bondareff Scholarship
    Established by Joan Myers Bondareff '75 in 2013, this scholarship supports a deserving student with preference given to a female student who demonstrates financial need.

  • Centennial Endowed Scholarship
    Established to celebrate AUWCL’s 100th anniversary, this scholarship supports a student with financial need and academic merit (top 10% of class standings).

  • James & Leona Cobb Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1999 by James ’80 and Sharon Effatt Howard ‘80 and members of the class of 1980, this scholarship supports a first or second year student based on scholastic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to African-American, West Indian, or Native American students.

  • Michael Cochran Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established in memory of Michael Cochran by his brothers Stephen Cochran ‘72 and H. Eugene Cochran, this scholarship supports a student in the clinical program interested in civil litigation.

  • Grace Markel Daish Endowed Scholarship
    Established by former students to honor Professor Grace Markel Daish, this scholarship supports a female student.

  • James C. Eastman Scholarship
    Established by former colleagues and partners from the firm of Jackson Campbell, after James C. Eastman ’66 died in a plane crash, this scholarship supports part-time students.

  • Phyllis Freeman Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1997 by Milton Freeman in honor of his wife Phyllis Freeman ’41, this scholarship supports a student on the basis of need.

  • Raymond I. Geraldson Endowed Student Award in International and Humanitarian Law
    Established in 2012, this scholarship supports a student committed to pursuing a career in international humanitarian law.

  • Emalee C. Godsey Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1987 to honor Emalee Godsey, a beloved AUWCL Registrar, this scholarship supports a second or third year student with financial need.

  • June L. Green Endowed Scholarship
    Established by John C. Green in 2002 in honor of his wife June L. Green ’41, one of the first women nominated to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Claudio Grossman International Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1998 through the generosity of ILSP’s alumni and friends in honor of Dean Claudio Grossman, former ILSP director, this scholarship supports one or more international legal studies program LLM students who have made considerable contributions using international law to promote public interest.

  • Sandra P. Grosso Memorial Scholarship
    Established in memory of Sandra P. Grosso AUWCL’83, and is awarded to a student, preferably a woman, based on need and a commitment to the improvement of AUWCL as demonstrated through service. Ms. Grosso was a former American University Assistant Counsel.

  • Ray Hazen Student Bar Association Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2014 by the AUWCL Student Bar Association in recognition of Ray Hazen’s many years of service as the law school’s first dean of students, this scholarship supports 3 students who demonstrate a commitment to public service and the AUWCL community.

  • Fred R. Joseph Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1999 in memory of Fred R. Joseph BA ’65 JD ’68, this scholarship supports a student with financial need interested in civil rights, public interest or criminal law as demonstrated through service to the community, work experience or participation in one of AUWCL’s clinical programs.

  • John & Tyna Karl Employee Rights Scholarship
    Established by John Karl ‘79 and Tyna Coles, this scholarship supports a student who, through academic and extracurricular commitments, demonstrates great promise for a career advocating on behalf of employees in the workplace.

  • Judge Seymour Korn Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Judge Korn, a good friend of the law school, this award is presented to a student with financial need.

  • Leadership Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2012, this fund provides support for up to two female law students: one pursuing JD, and the second pursuing an LLM; who are in good academic standing, have financial need, and demonstrate leadership skills in the AUWCL community.

  • Jackson Lewis Employment Law Scholarship
    Established by Jackson Lewis LLP in 2012, this scholarship supports a student with an interest in pursuing a career in labor law, employment law, benefits, or some other aspect of workplace law. Preference is given to students from populations that are underrepresented in the legal profession or the school.

  • Belva A. Lockwood Endowed Scholarship
    Established in honor of Belva Lockwood, a famous suffragist and the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. Although Belva Lockwood was not an alumna of AUWCL, she was closely associated with one of the founders, Miss Emma Gillett, who came to Washington to follow in Lockwood’s steps and to attend law school.

  • Arthur Mathews Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the law firm of Wilmer Hale in 1998 to honor the late Arthur Mathews, a distinguished partner of the firm and a longtime member of the AUWCL adjunct faculty, this scholarship supports a student whose record of commitment demonstrates that he or she will follow Mr. Mathews’ example. Mr. Mathews fervently believed in the importance of pro bono service, and enthusiastically provided the same high quality of legal work for his pro bono clients as he did for those who paid

  • Leonard and Miriam Melrod Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Melrod in recognition of the quality legal education that their son, Daniel Melrod ’85, received at AUWCL.

  • Elliott S. Milstein Endowed Scholarship
    Established by alumni, faculty, staff and friends in recognition of Elliott Milstein’s seven years of devoted service as Dean of AUWCL, this scholarship supports a third year student with financial need who intends to represent the poor in civil or criminal cases and who has demonstrated this commitment either before or during law school.

  • Sandra J. Oakman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established to honor Sandra Oakman, former Director of Admissions at AUWCL, this scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates a commitment to furthering the mission and goal of the Washington College of Law Office of Admissions.

  • Dora Palkin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1994 in memory of Dora Palkin ’16, the youngest woman ever admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, this scholarship supports a female student.

  • Marcy C. Panzer and Manny D. Pokotilow Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2002 by Marcy Panzer and Manny Pokotilow ‘64, this scholarship supports a student with financial need in the evening class division.

  • Nicholas Papian Family Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Nicholas Papain ’78, this scholarship supports promising students with a preference given to a student with financial need who best exemplifies the commitment and dedication to learning instilled in Mr. Papain by his parents, Nestor and Bessie Papain.

  • Colonel Kenneth W. Patrum, Esq. Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2005, this scholarship supports promising students, preferably incoming, who demonstrate financial need and a solid academic background.

  • Paul P. Purta Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Kent Brostom ’96 and Ilene Brostrom in 1996 in honor of Paul P. Purta, former Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement, this scholarship supports a student who has previously worked in a helping profession, such as social work, counseling or the ministry, is religiously active and has financial need.

  • Laura Reckman Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Alvina Reckman Myers in 1965 in memory of her sister, Laura Reckman, who was a nurse, this scholarship supports a student with a health care background.

  • Elizabeth F. Reed and Ernest E. Salisbury Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Elizabeth Scott Salisbury Denny ’35 and her husband, John Denny, to honor former AUWCL faculty member, and Mrs. Denny’s father, Ernest E. Salisbury ’33, this scholarship supports a student demonstrating scholastic achievement, involvement in the law school community, and financial need.

  • Peter S. Ridley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established by family and friends to honor Peter S. Ridley, Jr. ’70, a native of Washington, D.C. and a celebrated Vietnam War veteran, this scholarship supports a student who possesses distinct leadership qualities with preference given to a first or second year African American student.

  • Seymour J. Rubin Endowed Scholarship in International Studies
    Established in 1986 by friends and family of Professor Emeritus Seymour J. Rubin in recognition of his commitment to international legal education and his involvement in creating AUWCL’s Master of Law in International Legal Studies program, this scholarship supports a LLM student who is recognized for his or her contributions to the international law program.

  • Joy Schwan-Best Memorial Scholarship
    Established by Sean and Amber Barry in 1997 in memory of Joy Schwan-Best ’83, this scholarship supports a second or third year student on the basis of proven academic merit, financial need and service to the community.

  • Paul J. Sedgwick Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Sedgwick family in 1982 in honor of Paul J. Sedgwick ’24, an AUWCL adjunct professor (1930-1940), this scholarship supports deserving and financially needy students.

  • Southard Murphy Family Endowed Scholarship
    Established to honor Betty Southard Murphy ’58, this scholarship supports students with distinguished service to the law school community and who demonstrate a commitment to be active alumni.

  • Stephen & Beatrice Dodd Toth Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1993 by the Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley ’64 in honor of her parents, this scholarship supports student(s) who have shown promise, exhibit academic (top 20% of their class) and leadership ability and demonstrate financial need and a commitment to public service, with preference given to female students.

  • Ves Vorobyev Endowed Scholarship
    Established by Nina Vorobyeva and Aleksandr Livshits in 2007 in honor of their son Ves Vorobyev, this scholarship supports a student with financial need in good academic standing.

  • Edward J. Walker Endowed Clinical Scholarship
    Established by friends and family of Edward J. Walker ’85, this scholarship supports a student enrolled in the clinical program with a preference for a resident of Northern Virginia.

  • John Cobourn Webb Endowed Scholarship
    Established by D. Timothy Webb ‘76, son of John Cobourn Webb ’37 in 2012, this scholarship supports students who have shown promise, exhibited academic and leadership ability, and demonstrated financial need and academic qualification.

  • Mark K. Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established in honor of Mark K. Wilson ’81, a former editor-in-chief of the AUWCL Law Review, this scholarship supports a member of the Senior Editorial Board of the AUWCL Law Review.

  • Robert J. Woldow Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1999 by colleagues, family and friends of Robert J. Woldow ’70, this scholarship honors Robert Woldow’s career as the managing director and general counsel of National Securities Clearing Corporation, and his dedication to his work, family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year WCL student with demonstrated financial need who is interested in practicing in the corporate or securities law area.

  • Wilson & Amelia Young Memorial Scholarship
    Established in memory of Wilson and Amelia Young, the parents of Margaret Y. Jackson and the grandparents of Jacqueline L. Jackson ‘74, this scholarship supports a student with academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to an African American female.

 

Online application is available on the Financial Aid Forms Page.