Rhode Island Bar Foundation Seeks Law School Scholarship Applicants

03/15/2018 - Are you a Rhode Island resident planning on attending law school?  The Rhode Island Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the non-profit Rhode Island Bar Association, is seeking applications for its Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The Bar Foundation intends to award two scholarships of $20,000 each to Rhode Island residents who enroll as first-year students in an American Bar Association accredited law school for the academic year beginning September 2018. The scholarship is for the first year of law school only and non-renewable. Each Scholarship award is made on the basis of demonstrated financial need, superior academic performance, community and public service, and demonstrated contacts with and commitment to the State of Rhode Island. The Scholarship Committee seeks applications from candidates without regard to race, color, religion, country of ancestral origin, handicap, age, sex, or sexual orientation.

Since 1984, this fund has awarded 60 scholarships to promising law students from Rhode Island. The scholarship program receives substantial funding from the Horace A. Kimball and S. Ella Kimball Foundation, and the Champlin Foundation in honor of the late Thomas F. Black, Jr. who was known for his impressive ability as a lawyer and banker, his deeply rooted legal scholarship, and his notable participation in civic and charitable causes.

While the Rhode Island Bar Foundation Scholarship application deadline is March 30, 2018, there is some flexibility in special circumstances. Please contact Bar Foundation Director Virginia Caldwell for more information.

For application forms, telephone: (401) 421-6541 or email: gcaldwell@ribar.com. Information and application forms are also available on the Rhode Island Bar Association website in the Rhode Island Bar Foundation section.