Levin College of Law

Merit-Based Scholarships

Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. No additional application is required. Applicants are typically notified of scholarship awards at the same time they receive the offer of admission.

Second and Third-Year Student Scholarships

The following scholarships are now available to second and third-year law students.  Eligibility requirements for each award are listed below.  Applications may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

NOTE: The deadline for filing applications for any award is Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Faculty Financial Aid Committee will select recipients by the end of the Fall 2019 semester.  Please note that eligibility standards require completion of two (2) full semesters of law school (summers count as ½ semester) therefore, Fall 2019 Entrants cannot apply for these awards.  Transfer students are eligible if they have completed at least one full semester at the Levin College of Law.  Current scholarship recipients are not eligible.

The Following Scholarships Have A Separate Application

LEWIS “LUKIE” ANSBACHER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award of $1,490

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least three (3) semesters and accumulated at least 40 credit hours.

B) Completed a minimum of two courses in real property or in a related subject area.

C) Show evidence of an interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and demonstrated interest in practicing in the field of real property law.

Note: This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

LTC JAMES T. ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award of $2,100

Eligibility:

A) Served honorably in the United States military.

B) Demonstrated selfless service and valor in that capacity, with preference to students who have combat or foreign service.

C) The recipient must have been honorably discharged from active duty service.

D) Applicant must provide a DD Form 214 or an equivalent certificate of release or discharge from active duty. (Proof of Service)

Note: This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $2,937.50

This scholarship includes a mentoring component, and each recipient will have access to the donors for professional advice and consultation.

Eligibility:

A) Student member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

B) Must be from or have family from one of the following Florida counties: Marion, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee, or Highlands.

Basis of Award: Financial need and essay (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA).

Note: This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) that may be obtained from Student Affairs, 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

JUSTICE JORGE LABARGA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP funded by the Cuban American Bar Foundation

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,360

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third-year student.

B) A Cuban American law student who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service-oriented activities OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community service, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban American community.

Basis of Award:  Academic merit and essay.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

GOLDSTEIN LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP in Honor of Assistant Dean of Admissions Michael Patrick

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,877

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed four semesters in law school.

B) Third-year law student, LSAT score of 159 or higher, has financial need and completes a 100-word essay on why he/she is deserving of the scholarship.

C) Rank in the top one-half of the class at the end of his or her fourth semester.

D) Applicant must have successfully completed at the Levin College of Law at least 29 credit hours of graded coursework.

Basis of Award: Financial need, academic merit and essay. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note:  This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

HARRY F. GOODMARK SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $3,648

Eligibility:

A) Second or third-year law student with demonstrated need according to FAFSA.

B) Demonstrated interest in representing injured workers in worker’s compensation proceedings, domestic violence issues, children’s rights issues, or labor and employment law on behalf of low-income workers.

C) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note:  This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) that may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

SCOTT and LISA HAWKINS CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $3,358

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a third-year law student.

B) Applicant must be in the top 25% of the class.

C) Applicant must demonstrate that he/she exemplifies leadership, integrity, character and professionalism through active participation in student organizations, community activities, and/or the legal community.

Basis of Award: Academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

THE HONORABLE GEORGE AND GLORIA PROCTOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $3,681

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at last 2 semesters in law school.

B) Applicant must demonstrate an interest in practicing bankruptcy law in the Jacksonville area either by statement of intent or demonstration of prior residence in the area.

Basis of Award:  Financial need and academic merit. (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Note:  This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

TAMPA BAY WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,715

Eligibility:

A) A student member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers or the Law Association for Women.

B) Student must be from Tampa Bay, as defined by the counties of Hillsborough and Pinellas.

Basis of Award: Financial need (Demonstrated need according to FAFSA)

Each student shall also submit an essay demonstrating his or her contribution to the community and future leadership potential.

This scholarship includes a mentoring component, and the recipient will have access to the donors for professional advice and consultation.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton Geer Hall.

JUDGE JAMES BRYAN WHITFIELD CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,000

Eligibility:

Outstanding research or writing within the field of Constitutional Law. This includes recipients of the highest grade in the following: Constitutional Law I and II, Florida Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law Seminar and Political Civil Rights.  Also, authors of articles or papers dealing with Constitutional Law prepared for the Florida Law Review, for Seminars, or for an Independent Study course will be considered. Available to December 2019, May 2020, August 2020 graduates only.

Basis of Award:  Consideration is to be given not only to grades, but also to those qualities that will lead to an outstanding career in the field of Constitutional Law.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

GERALD A. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $4,387

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second or third-year student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

B) Applicant must be an active member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) or the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA).

Basis of Award:  Academic merit and essay.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.

CHIEF JUDGE ANNE C. CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,375

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a second-year law student.

B) Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential, with preference to students who have engaged in public service through volunteer efforts, internships, externships or through work with organizations such as the Center for Governmental Responsibility or similar organizations at the college.

Basic of Award: Financial need, academic merit and essay.

Note: This award uses a separate application form that may be obtained from Student Affairs, 205 Bruton-Geer Hall.