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. Scholarship decisions are made starting in December and are completed in April. Recipients are notified by letter on a rolling basis.

Merit Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

To qualify for merit need-based scholarships, an applicant must show high achievement and have the electronic FAFSA results on file with the Levin College of Law by December 15 for fall entrants.

Second and Third Year Student Scholarships

The following scholarships are now being offered for second and third year students. The specific eligibility requirements for the awards are listed below. Applications can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

NOTE: Deadline for filing all applications is Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The Faculty Financial Aid Committee will make the awards by the end of the Fall 2018 semester. Please note that eligibility standards require completion of two (2) full semesters of law school (summers count as ½ semester) therefore, FALL 2018 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.

BENJAMIN H. AYRES SCHOLARSHIP

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

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two(2) semesters in the Levin College of Law.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended a Marion County, Florida High School or plans to practice law in Marion County, Florida.

Basis of Award: Academic Merit.

A.H. BURNETT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
One (1) award for $1,300

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

CLIFFORD W. CRANDALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $2,200 per year (excluding summer) for two years.

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2, but not more than 3 semesters in law school.
B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

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

CYPEN and CYPEN SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:
Two (2) awards of $1,700

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

Basis of Award: Academic merit

ATWOOD DUNWODY SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $750

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2, but not more than 3 1/2 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative average of 3.2 to apply.

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

JEFFREY ALLAN HIRSCH SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $2,400

Eligibility:

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

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

C) Student must have either attended high school in Broward County or plans to practice in Broward County.

Basis of Award: Academic merit.

McNATT SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Six (6) awards of $3,000

Eligibility:

A) Applicants must have graduated from a college in the Southeastern United States and completed at least two semesters of study in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.00 is required to apply.

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

WALTER “Bud” ROBISON, III SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) awards of $2,500

Eligibility:

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

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

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

I. C. SPOTO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,350

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 2 semesters, but not more than 3 semesters in law school.

B) Cumulative law school average of at least 3.2 is required to apply.

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

 

The following scholarships have a separate application: 

LEWIS “LUKIE” ANSBACHER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Four (4) awards of $2,500

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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

LTC JAMES T. ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,200

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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) award of $2,000

This scholarship includes a mentoring component so the recipient will have access to the Donors for professional advice and consultation, if they so wish.

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) which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

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

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,300

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 services, 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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

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

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,600

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 which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

HARRY F. GOODMARK SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $2,000

Eligibility:

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

B) Demonstrated interest in representing injured workers in worker’s compensation proceedings, or domestic violence issues or children’s rights issues or labor or 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) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

SCOTT and LISA HAWKINS CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Three (3) awards of $2,400

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 they exemplify 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 which can be obtained from the Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

McLIN BURNSED SCHOLARSHIP FUND in Honor of Walter S. McLin, III and R. Dewey Burnsed

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $2,200

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must be a Florida resident with the greatest need.

B) Applicant must be a currently enrolled second or third year law student.

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

Note:  This award uses a separate application form (along with the general application form) which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

THE HONORABLE GEORGE L. AND GLORIA F. PROCTOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

Two (2) awards of $1,350

Eligibility:

A) Applicant must have completed at least 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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

TAMPA BAY WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,400

Eligibility:

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 so the recipients will have access to the Donors for professional advice and consultation, if they so wish.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

JUDGE JAMES BRYAN WHITFIELD CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $1,000

Eligibility:
Demonstrated high proficiency and interest in 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 UF Law Review, for Seminars, or for an Independent Study course will be considered. Available to December 2017, May 2018, August 2018 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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, Room 164 Holland Hall.

GERALD A. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $3,200

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 which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.

CHIEF JUDGE ANNE C. CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP

Stipend:

One (1) award of $800

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.

Basis of Award: Financial Need, academic merit and Essay.

Note:  This award uses a separate application form which can be obtained from Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall.