Hofstra Law

Rhode Island Bar Association


Deadline Date: Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted Date: Oct 3rd, 2011

The 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.

In 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.

Scholarship awards shall be exclusively for tuition and related expenses for persons who enroll as full-time students in programs leading to the award of the L.L.B. or J.D. degree offered by law schools located in one of the United States or in the District of Columbia and which are accredited by the American Bar Association.  Each Scholarship award will be made on the basis of:
1.     Demonstrated financial need, based upon your personal and family financial circumstances, as well as the extent in which you have helped to finance your undergraduate career by past and present part-time and/or fulltime work efforts; 
2.     Superior academic performance;
3.     Community and public service, and
4.     Details as to the reasonable likelihood that you will in the future provide and contribute highly professional legal services to the citizens of Rhode Island.

Award Amount: $20,000

Deadline: March 23, 2015

Contact Information
Ginny Caldwell
Program Director
Rhode Island Bar Foundation
115 Cedar Street
Providence,  RI  02903
Phone: 401-421-6541

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