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Entering/First Year Student Scholarships

The Mitch F. Baumeister and Lynn F. Samuels Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming law student who has ascertained financial need and has demonstrated academic excellence as an undergraduate.  The scholarship will be awarded again in 2018. The scholarship is awarded once every three years and is renewable for up to three years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.  The scholarship is awarded by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee; no additional application is required.  

Columbian Scholarship
The Columbian Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1941 by business and professional men of Italian descent.  Two scholarships of $2,500 awarded annually.  Applications are available in the fall in the Office of Enrollment Services/Financial Aid.

God Bless America Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming JD student who has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, a veteran, and has graduated from Seton Hall University, Rutgers University or Colgate University.  Amount:  $13,000 annually, ($14,000 for the first year) renewable for the second and third year based on good academic standing.

The Matthew F. Hayes Memorial Scholarship
In memory of her husband, Theresa Hayes established the Matthew F. Hayes Memorial Scholarship.  Awarded annually to a full-time JD student with has demonstrated high academic achievement following their first semester of law school.  Amount:  $1,000.  Awarded in the spring semester.

The C. Kushner Companies Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming full-time student once every three years.  This merit scholarship is awarded based on the candidate's Admissions Application and is renewable for all three years of school, provided that he or she maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.  Will be awarded again in 2019.

The Daniel J. Moore Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Judge Daniel J. Moore, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming full-time JD student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to community involvement and volunteerism.  The scholarship is renewable based on attainment of a 2.5 cumulative GPA each year following the spring semester.  Candidates will be selected and notified by the Admissions Committee.  Amount:  @$6,000.

The Karol Corbin Walker LEO Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by LEO alum Karol Corbin Walker.  Students enrolled in the LEO program with demonstrated financial need are awarded a $10,000 grant annually, renewable based on maintaining a required GPA standard.  A portion of this LEO grant for the first year is made possible by the very generous contributions by Ms. Karol Corbin Walker.

Continuing Student Scholarships

American Board of Trial Advocates
Awarded to a third year JD student who has a strong interest in becoming a civil trial lawyer.  Applicants are chosen based on a personal interview, financial need, and academic achievement.  Amount:  $2,000 - $3,000.  Applications are available in the Fall annually.

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of NJ, The John J. Barry Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising 3L JD student, based on their cumulative GPA after the spring semester of their second year of law school, extracurricular activities,  community involvement, and financial need.  Applicants selected for consideration for this scholarship will be asked to submit their resume, transcript and a brief essay.

The Edward D. Benattar Trial Advocacy Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Edward D. Benattar, Esq., who was an associate at the firm of Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer.  The scholarship program combines a $5,000 scholarship with a paid internship during the spring semester of the recipient's second or third year of law school.   Students with a desire to pursue a career as a trial lawyer and who also possess financial need and demonstrated academic achievement are eligible to apply.  Applications are available in the fall annually.

The Andrew B. Crummy Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Andrew B. Crummy by the law firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger, and Vecchione.  Awarded annually to one or more second or third year students.  Amount:  $3,000 - $5,000.  Applications are available in the fall annually.

The Alfred F. Jablonski Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time JD student who has financial need as well as a personal and academic record of excellence.  Applicants must have strong ties to the Polish Community and submit an essay on the influence of Polish Culture in America.  Applications are available in the fall in the Office of Enrollment Services/Financial Aid.

The Michael J. Kosloski Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Michael J. Kosloski, a successful attorney who was a graduate of John Marshall Law School (now Seton Hall Law School).  Mr. Kosloski was committed to addressing the needs of the Polish community, and therefore, this scholarship is awarded to a student who also has strong ties to the Polish community as well as financial need, and academic success.  Amount: $5,000 - $7,000.  Applications are available in the spring annually.

The Joseph P. Lordi Memorial Scholarship
In honor of the late Joseph P. Lordi, The Miele Foundation awards this scholarship to one student for the second year of law school.  Rising second year students who achieve academic excellence and demonstrate commitment to Seton Hall Law through extracurricular activities and were not previously awarded a merit scholarship will be considered for this scholarship.  If selected to apply, students will be notified of application procedures.  The scholarship is renewable based on maintaining a certain GPA.  Amount:  $10,000 per year.

The Judge Lawrence A. and Virginia C. Whipple Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Judge Lawrence A. Whipple, the Lawrence A. and Virginia C. Whipple Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the fall annually to a second year student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and other leadership qualities during his or her first year of law school.  If selected to apply, students will be notified of application procedures.  The scholarship is renewable for the recipient's third year.  Past award amounts have been $6,000 per year.
 

First/Second Year Student Scholarship

The Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Awarded to first or second year student who has an interest in pursuing a career in Intellectual Property law.  Student must also demonstrate academic excellence as well as commitment, actions towards ethics, civility, professionalism, leadership qualities and community involvement.  The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5000 payable for the Fall semester of his or her second or third year of law school.