Hofstra Law

Honorable Frank A. Gulotta Endowed Scholarship of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County


Deadline Date: Oct 1st, 2014
Posted Date: Jan 20th, 2012

The Columbian Lawyers' Association of Nassau County, Inc. is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian legal and professional organization whose purpose, goals and objectives in the enhancement and awareness of the Italian American culture as it applies to the development of law and the furtherance of justice and equality. Founded in 1977, the Columbian Lawyers' Association of Nassau County, Inc. today lists more than 400 attorneys and jurists as members. The Association joined the Confederation of Columbian Lawyer Associations in 1994, providing a link to an umbrella organization of more than 1,500 attorneys who work and reside in Long Island and New York Metropolitan area. For further information on the organization, visit their web site at http://www.columbianlawyers.org/naincludes/nassau.php.

Purpose: The Hon. Frank A. Gulotta Endowed Scholarship was established at Hofstra University School of Law in 1999 to provide financial assistance to deserving law students of Italian descent who demonstrate academic excellence in law school and a commitment to the mission of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County. The scholarship is named for Frank A. Gulotta (1907-1989), who was a former New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division judge, and a former Nassau County district attorney.

Awards will be made for one academic year

Eligibility: Candidates must
1) Be a legal resident of Nassau County and a student in good standing at Hofstra Law School
2)Be a second or third year student
3)Have one or both parents be of Italian ancestry
4)Demonstrate financial need

To apply for the scholarship, please submit:
1)A signed and completed application
2)A copy of your resume
3)A personal statement (see application for additional information)
4)A copy of your most recent law school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)