Hofstra Law

Rhode Island Bar Association


Deadline Date: Mar 31st, 2017
Posted Date: Jan 5th, 2017


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.

The scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents entering their first year of law school in September 2017.  

For the academic year 2017 - 2018, the Foundation intends to grant two scholarships in the amount of $20,000.00 each.  The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee seeks applications from candidates without regard to race, color, religion, country of ancestral origin, handicap, age, sex, or sexual orientation.  The Committee will endeavor to make awards to assure that, over time, the recipients reflect the diversity of the Rhode Island population.

The objective of the Bar Foundation’s Scholarship Program is to support high legal practice standards in Rhode Island by providing financial assistance to Rhode Island residents who show promise that they are likely to become outstanding lawyers, hopefully in Rhode Island, who will adhere to such standards and who will need such assistance in order to study law at quality law schools.

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:

Award Amount: $20,000

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Contact Information
Ginny Caldwell
Program Director
Rhode Island Bar Foundation
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston,  RI  02903
Phone: 401-421-6541

Please see the attached PDF for more information.