Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scholarships, April 1-15, 2009, $10,000 (4) and $5,000 (1-5), Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 450-word essay, plus application materials

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit accepts scholarship applications between April 1 and April 15, 2009. Four $10,000 scholarships and one to five $5,000 scholarships are outlined in the scholarship web site information that appears here (pdf).

One application renders the applicant eligible for consideration for all scholarships. The scholarships include:

Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) (to applicant who shows academic promise, economic need, and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit’s legal community, as well as commitment to public service.

Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) which focuses on (a) encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, (b) recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general, (c) highlighting academic excellence, (d) addressing need, and (e) advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property.

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship ($10,000) should show financial need, reflect academic excellence, and consistently demonstrate a dedication to the law, the rule of law, and our court system.

The Founders Scholarships Douglas B. Henderson Leadership Scholarship ($10,000) to encourage law students showing financial need and demonstrating both academic excellence and outstanding leadership.

William S. Bullinger Scholarship ($5,000): encouragement of professionalism, civility in practice, and dialogue between the Bench and Bar; economic need, academic promise and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit’s legal community.

Need-Based Scholarships: Depending on available funds and other factors, the Association may also consider awarding additional scholarships based primarily on need. Last year, the Association was able to award four of these scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each, and hopes to be able to be as generous this year.

More details appear at the scholarship flyer (pdf)