Rhode Island Bar Foundation’s Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
was established in 1989 to support and foster high legal practice standards by
assisting Rhode Island residents who show promise that they will become
outstanding lawyers and who need financial assistance to study law. The
Scholarship is in honor of the late Thomas F. Black, Jr., a person known for
his impressive ability as a lawyer and banker, his deeply rooted legal
scholarship and his notable participation in civic and charitable causes.
January of 2015, the Rhode Island Bar Foundation will be accepting applications
for the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship of the Rhode Island Bar
Foundation for academic year 2015-2016. The scholarship is a one year,
non-renewable award, for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents who
will be entering their first year of law school in September, 2015. For
academic year 2015-2016, the Foundation intends to award two scholarship awards
in the amount of $20,000 each.