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Law Scholarships Part 1

Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee based on an individual review of a student’s College of Law application materials and financial aid report (FAFSA). Scholarships are administered within a flexible framework which seeks to implement the College of Law’s objectives of recruiting and retaining students of high academic achievement and promise.

Scholarships containing specific directions established by the donor or WVU for award or renewal are awarded by the Scholarship Committee in accordance with the requirements of the scholarship document. The requirements will be explained in each of the scholarships listed below. If the requirements for renewal are not listed within the scholarship, then the scholarship can be renewed yearly at the discretion of the College of Law with continued qualifying academic performance. College of Law grades recorded for the fall semester will be used to renew scholarships unless prohibited by the donor. Since the earnings on endowed scholarships may fluctuate from year to year with changes in the stock market, scholarship amounts for those endowments may also vary.

Additionally, scholarship recipients are required to meet grade achievement requirements provided both in the scholarship and by WVU. If a scholarship recipient does not meet these requirements for continuation of such scholarship, the scholarship will be forfeited. However, extenuating circumstances, such as illness, will be considered by the Scholarship Committee if the student provides a written explanation of pertinent circumstances

The Scholarship Award Policy may be amended without notice at any time.


Joyce E. McConnell Scholarship by W. Marston & Katharine B. Becker

This fund shall provide scholarships for students enrolled at West Virginia University in the College of Law. First preference for a female student as allowed by law and institutional policy. Annually, this fund will support one first-year student, one second-year student, and one third-year student. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and shall demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients shall demonstrate high levels of leadership, industriousness, and academic achievement, as recognized by appropriate officials in the College. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.  Funds shall be awarded in the name of Joyce E. McConnell, in recognition of her transformational contributions to the College of Law. Students chosen to receive these scholarships shall be referred to as McConnell Scholars.

Ronald H. Adams Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide one or more annual scholarships to worthy and deserving full-time students enrolled in the College of Law. The scholarships are renewable each year that the recipient continues as a full-time student in the College, provided the student maintains a C average and meets other criteria for continued eligibility as established by the College. In the event a student does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient shall be selected by the College of Law. If the fund income is sufficient to provide three or more scholarships, the College of Law will select new recipients from among those entering the first year class. Continuation criteria is the same as discussed above; however, in the event, a student does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient shall be selected by the College from the recipient’s respective class. All recipients are selected by the College of Law with first preference given to financial need.

Allen et al Merit Scholarship (AKA Allen, Guthrie McHugh & Thomas Merit Scholarship)

This fund shall be used to provide a merit scholarship to pay the tuition and other fees is available for a student or students enrolled in the WVU College of Law who demonstrate character, integrity, and high academic promise.

John E. Amos Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for regularly enrolled students in the College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and/or exhibit high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law.

S.J. (Sam) Angotti Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. Each recipient must be a West Virginia resident. In considering and selecting recipients the WVU College of Law shall give preference: 1) to qualified residents of Monongalia County and 2) to qualified residents of the counties adjoining Monongalia County, and 3) to qualified residents of the other counties of this state. In general such selection shall be made on the basis of financial need.

Arch Coal, Inc. Law Scholarship

The income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid in WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students. First preference shall be given to second or third-year students with an interest in natural resources, oil/gas/coal law. The scholarship shall be awarded annually on an academic year basis. A recipient is eligible for consideration for more than one year. The recipients shall be residents of West Virginia. The recipients shall have demonstrated high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law.

Thurman W. Arnold Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. It is desirable that the recipients are West Virginia residents, in good academic standing, and with a clear need of financial assistance. Selection of the recipients will be made with the advice of the College of Law Scholarship Committee.

Thurman Arnold Annual Law Scholarship

Non-endowed fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Berger and Howell Scholarship College of Law

This endowment shall provide scholarships for third-year students enrolled in the College of Law. Recipients shall be participants in the Clinical Law Program at the College of Law.  Each recipient will be eligible for only one year. Preference should be given to minority students who are residents of McDowell, Mercer, or Wyoming Counties in West Virginia. If no recipients can be identified from those counties, preference should be given to minority students who are residents of West Virginia.

W. Gerald & Carolyn Blaney Law Scholarship

This scholarship shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at WVU College of Law who have demonstrated financial need and have academic promise. First preference shall be given to students who are Fayette County, Pennsylvania residents, and second preference shall be given to students who are graduates of the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remains in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services, giving highest priority to financial need and academic promise. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Mr. W. Gerald Blaney and Mrs. Carolyn Eberly Blaney and the recipients shall be known as the Blaney Scholars.

Bowles, Rice & et al. Law Scholarship (AKA Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff & Love Law Scholarship)

Non-endowed fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. One scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded annually to a second or third year student and a second scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded annually to a second or third year student as a research assistantship assigned to assist the Director of Legal Research and Writing. The College of Law in cooperation with Student Financial Support and Services will select the recipients of the scholarships which will be continued, funds permitting, for each year until graduation, provided the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains at least a “C” average. If the student does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient shall be selected from the College of Law recipient’s respective class. For all scholarships, preference shall be given to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and/or financial need.

Martin Brown Memorial Scholarship

Five percent (5%) of the fair market value of the fund assets shall be distributed as follows: One or more scholarships shall be awarded annually or more frequently to qualifying students enrolled in the WVU College of Law. The scholarships are to be awarded to one or more students who are and have been residents in West Virginia according to the in-state tuition rules of WVU, and who are selected on the basis of a combination of demonstrated scholastic achievement and financial need. If during a given academic year, no suitable candidate is found, the amount shall be added to the principal of the fund. Tenure of each scholarship is for one year and may be renewed.

G. Nicholas Casey Jr. Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide graduate scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents who are graduates of Catholic High Schools located in West Virginia.  If there are no such candidates in any given year, then to one or more West Virginia residents who are graduates of any high school located in West Virginia, and who are students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. and recipients are known as the G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. Scholars.

F. Paul & Thomas N. Chambers Endowed Law Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships awarded in the names of F. Paul Chambers and Thomas N. Chambers for regularly enrolled students in the College of Law. To the extent allowable by law, the recipients shall meet the following selection requirements: a) U.S. citizens, b) female, and c) demonstrated community involvement. The recipients shall be selected by the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.  Scholarships shall be awarded for one academic year. Student recipients one year are eligible for equal consideration in any other year; however, previous recipients are not to receive preference.

Franklin D. Cleckley Law Scholarship

The income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise to provide one or more scholarships to regularly enrolled students at the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined by the Dean of the WVU College of Law or the Dean’s designee. Students shall be advised that income for this scholarship is provided from an endowment established by the Dr. Tom and Jean Clark Family in honor of Franklin D. Cleckley.

Mr. & Mrs. Hayward E. Clovis Law Student Financial Aid Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide financial aid for students enrolled in the College of Law at the discretion and direction of the College Dean. Examples (not limitations) of the use of income are scholarships, outright grants-in-aid, matching loan funds or any other use to provide financial aid for students allowing them to complete their legal education at the College of Law. In selecting the recipients, the Dean may devise any criteria deemed reasonable and proper for the beneficiaries, having due regard for their probable success in completing their legal education and probable contribution in the practice of law and administration of justice. The Dean may use any committee of the faculty of the College of Law to determine the criteria and select the recipients.

James H. Coleman Jr. Law Scholarship

This fund shall provide scholarships for Upshur County, WV residents who are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. If there are no recipients available from Upshur County, students from West Virginia may receive the scholarships. Funds shall be awarded in the name of James H. Coleman, Jr.

College of Law Class of 1982 Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have academic promise and/or have a financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of College of Law Class of 1982 and recipients are known as the Law Class of 1982 Scholars.

College of Law Minority Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for deserving minority students enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients will be selected on the basis of need and academic achievement.

College of Law Visiting Committee Scholarship

Spendable income, as determined by WVU Foundation policies, shall be used annually or otherwise for scholarship awards. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of the College of Law Visiting Committee, and the recipient shall be known as the Visiting Committee Scholar.

Henry D. Collins Law Scholarship Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships awarded in the name of Henry D. Collins for regularly enrolled WV resident students in the College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated a) need for financial assistance and b) high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law.

Stanley R. Cox Scholarship

For the benefit of WVU College of Law students from Monongalia County, West Virginia, who are seeking a degree in law and are in need of financial assistance. The College of Law shall name any scholarships or aid given in honor of Stanley R. Cox, a graduate of the College of Law.

F. Waldo Craig Endowment Fund

Endowment income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarships in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled students at WVU in the College of Law. The recipients shall be one or more students each year who have demonstrated (a) an interest in working in a public field of law in the state of West Virginia and (b) high academic promise as determined by the appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. Recipients of these scholarships shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the name of the donor, F. Waldo Craig.

C. William Cramer Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Alma Davis & C. Linwell Rowe Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Income shall be used to support a scholarship to be awarded on an annual basis at the beginning of each Spring semester. The amount of the award will be determined based on the earnings of the endowment. It is restricted to graduate students pursuing a J.D., M.P.A., or Engineering degree and rank in the top one-third of their classes or demonstrates some special academic performance. Preference should be given to students who graduated from high schools in Monroe County, WV.

Gladys G. Davis Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for three or more students who are West Virginia residents; are enrolled in their first, second, or third year in the WVU College of Law; have demonstrated academic promise, and have proven financial need. Recipients of the first-year law scholarship will be selected from those who have proven financial need and are projected to have academic success in the College of Law based on their admissions credentials. Davis Law Scholarship recipients who have completed their first year in the WVU College of Law in the top 50% of the first-year class are eligible to have the scholarship renewed and the monetary value of the scholarship increased provided they remain in good standing as students. Davis Law Scholarship recipients who have completed their second year in the top 40% of their second-year class are eligible to have the scholarship renewed and the monetary value of the scholarship increased provided they remain in good standing as students. No recipient shall receive a Davis Law Scholarship for more than three years.

Judge Max Deberry Memorial Law Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used annually or otherwise for student aid in the College of Law. The recipients shall be residents of Ritchie County, selected by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. If there are no qualifying applicants from Ritchie County, then recipients shall be residents of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Counties of Doddridge or Pleasants; and, if there are no qualifying applicants from there, then the surrounding counties of Wirt and Calhoun. Amended Agreement: This endowment shall provide scholarships for Ritchie County residents who are students enrolled at WVU College of Law. If no recipients from Ritchie County are available, no scholarship shall be awarded, and spendable income will be accumulated to increase the award made in the following year. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise achieving a GPA of 2.0 and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem Law Review Scholarship

This endowment shall provide a law scholarship for one student enrolled in her/his third year at the WVU College of Law who has been named the Senior Managing Editor of Law Review, or the equivalent position title of the student second in authority to the Editor-in-Chief of Law Review. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of Law Review, its faculty advisor, and Student Financial Support and Services, awarded in the name of Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem and recipients will be known as the Deem Law Review Scholars.

Robert T. Donley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is managed by the WVU Alumni Association. The Robert T. Donley Memorial scholarship is for $1,000 and it is renewable. It goes to a second-year student. This scholarship will not appear on your Financial Aid Award. You will be able to view it on the Financial Aid Resources account until you receive your scholarship.

Russell C. Dunbar Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide a law scholarship for a student enrolled at the WVU College of Law who is a resident of West Virginia; has financial need; and has proven academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remain in good standing in the WVU College of Law; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. The recipient shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services.  The scholarship will be awarded in the name of Russell C. Dunbar. The College of Law will provide to the Family each year the name of the scholarship recipient.

Gilbert Frey Endsley Endowed Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Frank Bliss Enslow Legal Scholarship

Funds shall be awarded annually to a student selected to aid, support and maintain such student in pursuing his/her studies and equipping and preparing themselves at the WVU College of Law for the practice of law. The selection shall be made from residents of West Virginia, preferably from Cabell County, and the selection shall be based upon the ability, character, and qualifications of scholarship of the respective applicant. The athletic ability of any applicant shall not be taken into consideration, and that preference shall be given to those applicants financially unable to pursue their education without the aid of such scholarship. Each award shall be for one year, but in making the award for subsequent years the trustees shall give preference to the beneficiary of the previous years if he be pursuing his/her studies in a manner satisfactory to the trustees. The trustees may establish additional scholarships for the use of students in West Virginia preparing themselves for the practice of law or entering the ministry in order to enable said students to study at the above institution

Ambassador Joseph S. Farland Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have a financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Ambassador Joseph S. Farland and recipients are known as the Ambassador Farland Scholars.

Sue Siebert Farnsworth Scholarship

This endowment shall provide scholarships for West Virginia residents who are second-year students in the top 40 percent of their class in the College of Law at WVU. Recipients shall demonstrate some evidence of financial need. The donor asks that preference is shown to those students exemplifying a history of leadership abilities, moral character, and good citizenship. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law, in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Sue Seibert Farnsworth.

Anne McGuire Farrell Memorial Scholarship

The net income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid in West Virginia College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be residents of either Cabell County, WV, or Lawrence County, OH, and shall have demonstrated (a) need for financial assistance, and (b) high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. The scholarship shall be awarded annually on an academic-year basis. A recipient is eligible for consideration for more than one year.

Agnes Furman Memorial Law Scholarship

Income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid for one or more students in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated the need for financial assistance and high academic promise, as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. The recipients shall be residents of West Virginia and awarded in the name of Agnes Furman.

Mary Jane Smith Geary Memorial Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate scholarships for West Virginia residents from Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Pendleton, or Tucker Counties who are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate both financial need and academic promise. If two students are identified and considered to demonstrate equal need, preference should be given to the student with the highest academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. It is the donor’s express wish that scholarship applicants may be of either sex; however, if two scholarship recipients are identified and considered to be equal, both in need and merit, one female and one male, preference should be given to the female. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Mary Jane Smith Geary and recipients of the scholarship shall be known as the Geary Scholars.

Robert L. Griffin Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarship assistance for students enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients shall be selected by the College Dean or the appointed Committee, based on their economic needs and scholastic attainment.

John Haight Law Scholarship Fund

Endowment income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have an interest in litigation or trial practice. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of John S. Haight.

W. Hale Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for West Virginia resident students enrolled at West Virginia University as majors in the College of Law. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and shall demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria outlined in this Agreement. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services. Funds shall be awarded in memory of W. Hale Watkins.

David C. & Susan B. Hardesty Law Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled at WVU as students in the College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated (a) leadership potential and (b) high academic promise as determined by the Dean of the College of Law in consultation with appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the names of the donors, David C. and Susan B. Hardesty.

J. & Mabel Harner Endow Law Scholarship (AKA J. Adrian & Mabel Harner Endowed Law Scholarship Fund)

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients will be selected based on financial need and must be residents of West Virginia. The scholarships will be awarded on a year-to-year basis. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. The scholarships are to be administered by the WVU Foundation with the advice of the College of Law and Student Financial Support and Services.

Judge Robert M. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide one or more annual scholarships to worthy and deserving first-year, full-time students enrolled in the College of Law. The scholarships are renewable each year that the recipient continues as a full-time student in the College, provided the student maintains a “B” average.

Andrew L. Herz Law Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid for students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law. Each recipient shall have exhibited academic promise as determined by the WVU College of Law and shall be eligible to retain the scholarships each year such recipient attends the WVU College of Law and remains a student in good academic standing. Each recipient of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the name of the donor, Andrew L. Herz.

Philip H. Hill Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Raymond A. and Barbara J. Hinerman Law Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for regularly enrolled students in the College of Law. Selection of the recipients shall be determined by the College of Law in cooperation with Student Financial Support and Services and will be based on need and merit. The scholarships are limited to West Virginia residents with preference given to residents of Hancock, Brooke, or Ohio Counties. Further, as between students otherwise eligible,  preference will be given to married students and/or students who are veterans. Recipients will be selected from the first-year class. The scholarship will be continued, income permitting, for each ensuing year until the recipient’s graduation, provided the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains at least a B+ average. If the recipient does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient will be selected by the College of Law. The recipients should be informed of the history and source of the scholarship funds and that the scholarship is a seed money scholarship with the hope that they will wish to create a scholarship when financially able to do so.

Hott Law Scholarship

Non-endowed fund to provide a scholarship to a deserving student enrolled in the College of Law. The College faculty will advise the WVU Foundation of three deserving student candidates; however, the Foundation shall have the final decision on awarding the scholarship.

William L. Jacobs Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the WVU College of Law who are residents of Wood County, WV, with preference given to students having financial need.

Jenkins Fenstemaker PLLC Scholarship (AKA – Jenkins Fenstemaker PLLC Scholarship – John E. Jenkins Jr. Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents that are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law in their second or third year, who have demonstrated academic promise and have a financial need. A student who is a recipient in his/her second year at the College of Law shall be eligible for consideration in the third year at the College of Law, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than two years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of the Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC – John E. Jenkins, Jr. Law Scholarships and recipients are known as the Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC Scholars.

Kay, Casto, Chaney PLLC Law Scholarship

Non-endowed fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

John T. Kay, Jr. Memorial Law Scholarship

This law scholarship endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated academic promise and are second or third-year law students. Demonstrated financial need and West Virginia residency may be taken into consideration regarding this award. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remains in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials at the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services giving highest priority to financial need and academic promise. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of John T. Kay, Jr. and the recipients shall be known at the John T. Kay, Jr. Scholars.

Keeley Federal Judicial Clerkship Scholarship

This endowment provides law scholarships for one or more students enrolled in their sixth (6th) semester, in good standing, at the WVU College of Law who has accepted a federal judicial clerkship position in West Virginia. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services, giving highest priority to financial need. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of J.P. Keeley, III and Irene M. Keeley and recipients are known as the Keeley Federal Judicial Clerkship Scholars.

Kelly and McClaugherty Law Scholarship (AKA Jackson Kelly & John McClaugherty Law Scholarship in honor of Forest J Bowman)

The net income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise to provide scholarship aid to students enrolled in the WVU College of Law. Scholarship awards are renewable; however, previous recipients must reapply. Once fully funded, three scholarships will be awarded – one each to a first, second, and third-year student. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students in the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall be West Virginia residents who have expressed an intention to remain in the state, are of good moral character, and have demonstrated leadership potential. First-year students must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 and rank in the 75th percentile or higher on the Law School Admission Test. Second and third-year recipients need not meet the requirements of a first-year recipient but must have a B average to receive (or renew) the scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded without regard to need. Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who have known the applicant for at least five years and who can comment on leadership potential/moral character.

Robert G. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is managed by the WVU Alumni Association. The scholarships are provided by an endowment funded by the West Virginia law firm of Jackson and Kelly as a memorial to their late senior partner Robert G. Kelly. The fund annually provides three $1,000 scholarships. One each for a 1st and 2nd-year student. The 3rd award goes to the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. This Scholarship will not appear on your Financial Aid Award. You will be able to view it on the Financial Aid Resources account until you receive your scholarship.

Katherine Phillips Kenna Law Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually for scholarship aid for students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law with preference given to female students who are residents of West Virginia. The recipients shall exhibit academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU College of Law. The Katherine Phillips Kenna Law Scholarship recipient is eligible for consideration for the scholarship award for each year the recipient attends the WVU College of Law and remains a student in good academic standing.

Kesner, Kesner & Bramble PLLC Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide law scholarships for students of the WVU College of Law who are graduates of any West Virginia high school. Recipients shall demonstrate high academic promise as determined by the appropriate officials of the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

Judge William M. Kidd Memorial Law Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid for students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law with preference given to residents of Braxton County, followed by Gilmer County. If no students can be identified from either of the above-stated counties, then a resident of  West Virginia will be selected. The recipients shall have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, and exhibit academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. The scholarship recipient is eligible for consideration for the scholarship award for each year the recipient attends the WVU College of Law and remains a student in good academic standing.

William E. & Denny Kiger Scholarship

This endowment shall provide scholarships for one or more students who are enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have a financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to receive this scholarship for more than one year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of William E. and Denny Kiger.

Arthur Ritz Kingdon, Jr. Memorial Law Prize

Endowment income is to be used to provide an annual prize to the first year law student who completes the first year with the highest grade point average. The College of Law will annually publicize this award. This is not a renewable scholarship.

Patrick Duffy Koontz Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students in their second or third year at the College of Law. The recipients will exhibit promise with respect to scholastic ability and attainments and demonstrate moral force of character and leadership. The selection will be by Student Financial Support and Services upon the recommendation of the faculty of the College of Law. No single scholarship shall exceed $250 in any year without the prior approval of the WVU Foundation.

Sidney J. & Edna D. Kwass Scholarship and Emergency Grant Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships and emergency grants awarded in the names of Sidney J. and Edna D. Kwass for regularly enrolled, full-time students in the College of Law who are also worthy law students of the Jewish faith or other recognized minority group as allowed by law and as determined by the College and Student Financial Support and Services. The recipients shall have demonstrated a) academic promise and b) need for financial assistance as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. Designation of endowment income to grants and scholarships shall be determined by the Dean of the College from available funds when emergency grant requests and scholarship applications are received and recommended by the College of Law Scholarship Committee. The scholarships and grants shall be approved and awarded by Student Financial Support and Services based on recommendations of the College of Law.

G.W. Lavender III Law Scholarship in memory of Agnes Furman

Income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid for one or more students in the WVU College of Law as provided by this agreement and as permitted by law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and high academic promise, as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. The recipients shall be residents of West Virginia. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in memory of Agnes Furman.

Law Class of ‘57 Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate both financial need and academic promise. If two students are identified and considered to demonstrate equal need, preference should be given to the student with the highest academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of the Law Class of 1957, and recipients of the scholarships shall be known as the Class of 1957 Scholars.

Law Class of 1971 Merit Scholarship

This endowment shall provide scholarships for one or more students who are enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have demonstrated academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services, giving highest priority to academic promise. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Law Class of 1971 and recipients are known as the Law Class of 1971 Scholars.

Law Classified Staff Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for children of currently employed full-time classified staff of the College of Law. Scholarships will be based on financial need or length of parent’s service when applicants are equally needy. Assistance will be awarded to one full-time student per year for a one-year term and is contingent upon the student’s enrollment at an accredited college or university of their choice.

Law General Scholarship Fund

Non-endowed fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Law Non-Endowed Minority Scholarship

Non-endowed fund to provide scholarships for minority students enrolled in the College of Law.

Law School Class of ‘69 Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for regularly enrolled students in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall demonstrate a need for financial assistance and exhibit high academic promise as determined by the WVU College of Law and appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services.

J. Franklin Long Scholarship

Income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid for West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia, African American students at WVU College of Law as provided by this agreement and as permitted by law. Preference will be given to African American students from the counties of Mercer and McDowell in West Virginia and the county of Tazewell in Virginia.

William H. Loy Memorial Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Marlyn E. Lugar Memorial Scholarship Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for regularly enrolled students in the College of Law. Recipients shall be selected from among the first-year class. The scholarships will be continued, income permitting, for each ensuing year until the recipient’s graduation, provided the recipient maintains at least a C average. In the event a recipient does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient shall be selected by the College of Law from the former recipient’s class. The recipients will be selected by the College of Law in cooperation with appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and must be residents of West Virginia.

James A. Mauro Family Memorial Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid. The recipients shall be graduates of a Marion County high school and enrolled in the WVU School of Pharmacy. If there are no eligible recipients within the School of Pharmacy then second preference will be given students enrolled in the WVU College of Law and third preference to the WVU College of Business and Economics. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled students at WVU as undergraduate or graduate students and will be eligible to receive the scholarship in any year of studies with the exception of their freshman year at WVU. The recipients shall be demonstrated (a) need for financial assistance and (b) high academic promise (3.0 GPA or better) as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services in consultation with the appropriate WVU College or School. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the name of the James A. Mauro Family.

McCamic Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled full-time students in good standing at the WVU College of Law. Recipients are eligible to receive the award for a maximum of three years of legal studies. The monetary value of each individual scholarship award shall not exceed the cost of tuition and fees of a West Virginia resident. The recipients shall have demonstrated need for financial assistance as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law; however, recipients shall be chosen first from applicants from Ohio, Brooke, and Marshall counties, in West Virginia, second from applicants from other counties in West Virginia, and third from all other applicants. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in recognition of the McCamic lawyers by being named McCamic Law Scholars.

Judge Daniel McCarthy Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated academic promise and financial need. Preference shall be given to students who are Harrison County, WV residents. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remains in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be selected by the College of Law, in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Judge Daniel L. McCarthy and the recipients shall be known as the Judge Daniel L. McCarthy Law Scholars.

Thomas B. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for West Virginia resident students enrolled at the West Virginia University College of Law. First preference shall be for residents of Ohio, Marshall, Brooke or Hancock Counties. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria outlined in this agreement.

Harry E. Moats Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

Is to be used to provide scholarships for qualified students who are residents of West Virginia and enrolled in the College of Law. It is not necessary that financial need be demonstrated by the recipients or their families; however, in cases where all other factors are equal, preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. The recipients will be selected by the appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the College of Law to qualify for renewal of the scholarship. Amended agreement: Endowment shall provide scholarships for West Virginia residents who are students enrolled at WVU College of Law. First preference shall be given to residents of Ritchie County. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise by achieving a GPA of 2.5, and financial need will be considered only if all other factors are equal. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Awarded in the name of Harry E. Moats.

William J. Moore & Henrietta T. Moore Scholarship

Provides funds for scholarships and textbook purchases for students enrolled at West Virginia University in the College of Law, School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

Agnes Westbrook Morrison Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more female students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated a financial need and have academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing she remain in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Friends of the Women’s Law Caucus and recipients are known as the Agnes Westbrook Morrison Scholars. Agnes Westbrook Morrison was the first woman to graduate from the College of Law and a member of the Law Class of 1895.

Roy Oman Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide scholarships for students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remains in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Roy Oman.

Pace Family Foundation Scholarship in the honor of CW Pace & WW Pace Jr.

This endowment shall provide scholarships for one or more students who are enrolled at WVU College of Law and have demonstrated a financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are residents of Mercer County, WV; a second preference shall be given to students who are residents of McDowell, Summers, and Monroe counties, WV; and a third preference shall be given to students who are residents of West Virginia. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to receive this scholarship for more than one year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of The Pace Family Foundation, Inc. and the recipients will be known as the Pace Family Foundation Scholars.

John Patton College of Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used for West Virginia residents who are enrolled law students at WVU and shall have demonstrated (a) need for financial assistance and (b) high academic promise, as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law.

August William & William G. Petroplus Law Scholarship

This law scholarship endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who has demonstrated financial need, have academic promise and are West Virginia residents. First preference shall be given to students of Greek descent provided that the College of Law can identify with reasonable effort a student to fit this selection criterion. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing he/she remains in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services, giving highest priority to financial need and academic promise. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of August William Petroplus and William G. Petroplus and the recipients shall be known as the Petroplus Scholars.

Tom & Anne Peyton Merit Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law merit scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents, who are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with Student Financial Support and Services, giving highest priority to academic promise. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholarship and recipients are known as the Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholars.

Tim Philipps Scholarship Fund

Endowment income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. Recipients of these scholarships shall be awarded in the name of the honoree, Tim Philipps.

Ragland-Bowers Scholarship Fund

Scholarship managed by the Beckley Area Foundation. The recipient is to be selected by WVU. Selection criteria are outlined as such: Shall be awarded based on need and academic ability. Shall be made to residents of the state of West Virginia with preference being given to residents of Raleigh, Fayette, and/or Wyoming counties. A recommendation by the WVU College of Law Scholarship committee is sent to Beckley Area Foundation. This scholarship will not appear on your financial aid award. You will be able to view it on the Financial Aid Resources account until you receive the scholarship.

Clinton Ritter Scholarship Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for needy and deserving students of good moral character, enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients shall be from Morgan or Hampshire County, West Virginia, or Frederick County, Virginia and will be selected by the College of Law Committee on Scholarships and Awards.

Robinson & McElwee Annual Scholarship

Non-endowed fund to provide full tuition and fees scholarships for full-time students enrolled in the College of Law. Recipients will be selected by the College of Law in cooperation with Student Financial Support and Services. Assistance will continue for each ensuing year until graduation, provided the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains at least a “C” average.

Clarence Roby Endowed Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients will be selected by the College of Law Committee on Scholarships and Awards.

John & Elaine Saladini Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide scholarships for West Virginia residents who are students enrolled at WVU as an undergraduate of the graduate as pre-majors or majors in biology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences or a student in the College of Law. The scholarships will alternate each year between the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Law. Recipients shall have demonstrated academic promise and financial need. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of John and Elaine Saladini.

Henry S. Schrader Law Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law.

Henry S. Schrader Merit Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate merit scholarships for West Virginia residents who are students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law and who demonstrate high academic promise. A student who is a recipient for one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law. Spendable income as determined by the WVU Foundation, Inc. policies shall be used annually or otherwise for scholarship awards. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Henry S. Schrader and Judge Frederick P. and Joan C. Stamp, and recipients of this award will be known as the Schrader Merit Scholars.

Segal & Davis Women’s Law Centennial Scholarship

Endowment income shall be used for scholarships based on financial need and academic promise and will be available to full-time students enrolled in the WVU College of Law, who are residents of Boone, Lincoln, Wyoming, McDowell, or Logan counties in West Virginia. The scholarships will be awarded on a year to year basis. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, provided the student maintains a “C” average and otherwise meets such criteria for continued eligibility as may be established from time to time by the College of Law. In the event a student does not retain the scholarship, a new recipient shall be selected by the College of Law and Student Financial Support and Services. The scholarships are to be administered by the WVU Foundation with the advice of the College of Law and Student Financial Support and Services.

Paul L. Selby Jr. Law Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Law. The scholarships will be awarded to financially needy students who demonstrate strong potential for the study and practice of Law.

Shaffer & Shaffer Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents that are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated academic promise and/or have a financial need. Consideration should be given to any student who is a resident of Boone County. If no recipients can be identified from this county, preference should be given, after consultation with the donor, to any West Virginia resident. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Shaffer and Shaffer Law Scholarship and recipients are known as the Shaffer and Shaffer Law Scholars.

Dennis Junior and Lyla Clare Sharps Law Scholarship

Income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid for one or more students in the WVU College of Law as provided by this agreement. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated a need for financial assistance as determined by appropriate officials of t Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. The recipients shall be bona fide residents of Hancock County, WV.

Victor Shaw Endowed Law Scholarship

Funds shall be used for a scholarship in the College of Law.

Ned & June Shott Law Scholarship Fund

Endowment income shall be used annually or otherwise for two annual scholarships to students of the College of Law. The recipients shall: (a) reside or have public school roots in the West Virginia counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Monroe, and Virginia counties of Giles, Tazewell, and Bland; (b) must show a financial need. The recipients shall receive the scholarship for no more than three years and shall be selected by Student Financial Support and Services and the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be awarded in the name of Ned and June Shott.

Duane C. Southern Memorial Fund

Non-endowed fund to be used for a scholarship in the College of Law. The award will be funded by a $300 contribution made annually during the month of May of each calendar year in which the award is to be made. The recipient of the award shall be a regularly enrolled first-year law student at the WVU College of Law. The recipient shall be determined by appropriate officials of Student Financial Support and Services and the College of Law. The award shall be used to assist the recipient with the purchase of books. The recipient shall be selected with the following order of preferences: first, a graduate of University High School, or second, a resident of Monongalia County, or third, be from northern West Virginia. The award will be made for the fall term each year.

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