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Named Scholarships

Most of the following scholarships are endowed funds. They will provide scholarship assistance, in perpetuity, “in honor of” or “in memory of” those in whose name they were established.

Scholarship Award Policy

Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee based on an individual review of a student’s law school application materials and financial aid report (FAFSA). Scholarships are administered within a flexible framework which seeks to implement the College of Law’s objectives of recruiting and retaining students of high academic achievement and promise.

Scholarship assistance, either as an initial grant or as an increase to an existing award, may be available for a student, in the second or third year of study, with demonstrated achievement at the College of Law.

Scholarships containing specific directions established by the donor or WVU for award or renewal are awarded by the Scholarship Committee in accordance with the requirements of the scholarship document.

Additionally, scholarship recipients are required to meet grade achievement requirements provided both in the scholarship and by WVU. If a scholarship recipient does not meet these requirements for continuation of such scholarship, the scholarship will be forfeited. However, extenuating circumstances, such as illness, will be considered by the Scholarship Committee if the student provides a written explanation of pertinent circumstances.

Scholarship Award Policy may be amended without notice at any time.

Ronald H. Adams Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Ronald H. Adams, a 1955 graduate of the College of Law, established this scholarship in his memory. It is awarded with first preference to students with financial need.

Allen Guthrie McHugh Thomas Merit Scholarship

This fund shall be used to provide a merit scholarship to pay the tuition and such other fees are available for a student or students enrolled in the WVU College of Law who demonstrate character, integrity and high academic promise.

John E. Amos Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of John Amos, a 1929 graduate of the College of Law, established this scholarship in his memory. It is awarded on the basis of financial need and high academic promise.

S. J. (Sam) Angotti Memorial Scholarship

Several West Virginia organizations, friends, and family of Sam Angotti, a 1952 graduate of the College of Law, established this scholarship in his memory. It is awarded to West Virginia residents, with first consideration given to students from Monongalia County, then to students from surrounding counties. The award is given based on financial need and academic promise.

Arch Coal, Inc., Law Scholarship

In October, 1998, Arch Coal, Inc., established an endowment to fund this scholarship which will be awarded for the first time in the fall of 1999. It will be awarded to West Virginia residents who are regularly enrolled, full-time students at the WVU College of Law, with first preference to second- or third-year law students with interest in natural resources law (oil/gas/coal).

Thurman Arnold Memorial Scholarship Funds

The Thurman Arnold Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established with contributions from the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold Porter and alumni of the College of Law as a memorial to the late Thurman Arnold, a founding partner of the firm and a former Dean of the College of Law.

The Thurman Arnold Annual Scholarship is awarded from an annual contribution given by the law firm of Arnold & Porter.

Scholarships from these funds are awarded to law students who are residents of West Virginia, in good academic standing, and with financial need.

Nikki L. Barone Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more female students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who represent West Virginia’s working families; have demonstrated a financial need; and have academic promise. First preference shall be given to residents of Hancock County: a second preference shall be given to residents of the Northern Panhandle counties; and a third preference shall be given to residents of West Virginia. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing she remain in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship more than three years.

Berger/Howell Memorial Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of textbooks for third year students enrolled in the College of Law. Recipients shall be participants in the Clinical Law Program at the College of Law, and each recipient will be eligible for only one year. Preference should be given to minority students who are residents of McDowell, Mercer or Wyoming Counties in West Virginia. If no recipients can be identified from those counties, preference should be given to minority students who are residents of WV.

Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff Love Law Scholarship / Assistantship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a second- or third-year law student who is a West Virginia resident with financial need and a proven academic record.

The firm also has established a research assistantship, which is awarded to a student who assists a faculty member in conducting legal research and writing.

Martin Brown Memorial Scholarship

Five percent (5%) of the fair market value of the fund assets shall be distributed as follows: One or more scholarships shall be awarded annually or more frequently to qualifying students enrolled in the WVU College of Law. The scholarships are to be awarded to one or more students who are and have been residents in the State of WV according to the in-state tuition rules of WVU, and who are selected on the basis of a combination of demonstrated scholastic achievement and financial need. If during a given academic year, no suitable candidate is found, the amount shall be added to the principal of the fund. Tenure of each scholarship is for one year and may be renewed.

G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide graduate scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents who are graduates of Catholic High Schools located in WV or, if there are no such candidates in any given year, then to one or more WV residents who are graduates of any high school located in WV, and who are students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. and recipients are known as the G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. Scholars.

Henry S. Cato Law Scholarship

The late Henry S. Cato, who practiced law for many years in Charleston, provided in his will for the creation of this scholarship. This scholarship fund provides for an annual award for up to two students.

F. Paul and Thomas N. Chambers Endowed Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends of the honorees. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance for regularly enrolled students at the WVU College of Law. To the extent allowable by the law, the recipients are selected in accordance with the following criteria: (a) U.S. citizen, (b) female, and© demonstrated community involvement. The award is given on a year-to-year basis. Previous recipients may receive the award in future years but do not receive preference.

Franklin D. Cleckley Law Scholarship

The income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise to provide one or more scholarships to regularly enrolled students at the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined by the Dean of the WVU College of Law or the Dean’s designee. Students shall be advised that income for scholarships was provided from an endowment established by the Dr. Tom and Jean Clark Family in honor of Franklin D. Cleckley.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayward E. Clovis Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Hayward E. Clovis, of Parkersburg, created this scholarship, which is given to a law student who has demonstrated financial need and academic ability.

James H. Coleman, Jr. Scholarship

This fund shall provide scholarships for Upshur County, WV residents who are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. If there are no recipients available from Upshur County, students from the State of West Virginia may receive the scholarships. Funds shall be awarded in the name of James H. Coleman, Jr.

College of Law Class of 1957 Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate both financial need and academic promise. If two students are identified and considered to demonstrate equal need, preference should be given to the student with the highest academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of the Law Class of 1957, and recipients of the scholarships shall be known as the Class of 1957 Scholars.

College of Law Class of 1969 Scholarship

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for regularly enrolled students in the College of Law. The recipients shall demonstrate a need for financial assistance and exhibit high academic promise as determined by the College of Law and appropriate officials of the Office of Student Financial Aid.

College of Law Class of 1971 Merit Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more students who are enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have demonstrated academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid, giving highest priority to academic promise. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Law Class of 1971 and recipients are know as the Law Class of 1971 Scholars.

College of Law Class of 1982 Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have academic promise and/or have a financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of College of Law Class of 1982 and recipients are known as the Law Class of 1982 Scholars.

College of Law Visiting Committee Scholarship

Spendable income, as determined by WVU Foundation policies, shall be used annually or otherwise for scholarship awards. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of the College of Law Visiting Committee, and the recipient shall be known as the Visiting Committee Scholar.

Henry D. Collins Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends and family of former Dean and Professor of Law , Henry D. Collins. The recipients must be West Virginia residents, have financial need, and show high academic promise.

F. Waldo Craig Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was created by F. Waldo Craig through a bequest in his will. It is awarded to regularly enrolled students at WVU College of Law who have an interest in working in public field of law in West Virginia and who have high academic promise.

C. William Cramer Memorial Scholarship

Thomas H. Morgan provided, in his will, for the creation of this scholarship fund honoring
C. William Cramer, who practiced law in Morgantown, for many years. The scholarships provided through this fund are awarded on the basis of need and academic ability.

Gladys G. Davis Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for three or more students who are WV residents; are enrolled in their first, second or third year at WVUCollege of Law; have demonstrated academic promise, and have proven financial need. Recipients for the first-year law scholarship will be selected from those who have proven financial need and are projected to have academic success in the College of Law based on their admission’s credentials. Davis Law Scholarship recipients who have completed their first year of law school in the top 50% of the first-year law school class are eligible to have the scholarship renewed and the monetary value of the scholarship increased provided they remain in good standing as students. Davis Law Scholarship recipients who have completed their second year in law school in the top 40% of their second-year law school class are eligible to have the scholarship renewed and the monetary value of the scholarship increased provided they remain in good standing as students. No recipient shall receive a Davis Law Scholarship for more than three years.

Judge Max DeBerry Memorial Law Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moats created this scholarship fund in memory of Judge Max DeBerry. The award is for WVU College of Law students who are from the counties in the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Preference is given first to applicants from Ritchie County; then to residents of Doddridge or Pleasants Counties; then to residents of Wirt or Calhoun Counties.

Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem Law Review Scholarship

This endowment shall provide a law scholarship for one student enrolled in her/his third year at the WVU College of Law who has been named the Senior Managing Editor of Law Review, or the equivalent position title of the student second in authority to the Editor-in-Chief of Law Review. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of Law Review and its faculty advisor, and the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid. Scholarships awarded in the name of Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem and recipients will be known as the Deem Law Review Scholars.

Robert T. Donley Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a second-year law student. The student retains the scholarship during his/her third year of law school, if academic standards set forth in the scholarship agreement, are maintained .

W.E.B. DuBois (Tuition and Fee Waiver) Scholarships

In 1961 four annual scholarships for each class in the College of Law were established. Each scholarship entitles the recipient to a waiver or remission of all tuition and fees, except those covering miscellaneous student activities and special services. The W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship provides a remission of tuition and mandatory fees and a living stipend of $10,000 for African-American (U.S. citizens) graduate and professional full-time students. The current deadline for application is March 2, but is subject to change.

Gilbert Frey Endsley Endowed Law Scholarship

The late Alexandra Endsley Brown provided, in her will, the funds to establish the Gilbert Frey Endsley Endowed Law Scholarship. The income generated by this endowed fund is used to provide scholarships for law students.

Frank Bliss Enslow Law Scholarship Award

The late Mrs. Frank Bliss Enslow,of Huntington, provided, in her will, for a trust fund that provides for the Frank Bliss Enslow Law Scholarship. The Enslow scholarships are awarded to WVU College of Law students who are residents of Cabell County, WV.

Ambassador Joseph S. Farland Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have a financial need. A student who is recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Ambassador Joseph S. Farland and recipients are known as the Ambassador Farland Scholars.

Anne McGuire Farrell Memorial Scholarship

Joseph, Michael, and Paul Farrell established this endowed scholarship fund in memory of their mother, Anne McGuire Farrell. The awards are for WVUCollege of Law students who are residents of either Cabell County, WV, or Lawrence County, OH. Recipients shall have demonstrated high academic promise and need for financial assistance.

Friends of the West Virginia Bar Scholarship

Three scholarships are provided, by the Auxiliary, to assist deserving West Virginia students with completing their legal studies.

Agnes Furman Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by family and friends of Agnes Marie Aitken Furman, who was employed at the College of Law from 1937 to 1982. It was established to provide scholarships, based on need and academic promise, to West Virginia residents who are enrolled as full-time students at the College of Law.

Mary Jane Smith Geary Memorial Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate scholarships for WV residents from Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Pendleton or Tucker Counties, who are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall demonstrate both financial need and academic promise. If two students are identified and considered to demonstrate equal need, preference should be given to the student with the highest academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. It is the donor’s express wish that scholarship applicants may be of either sex; however, if two scholarship recipients are identified and considered to be equal, both in need and merit, one female and one male, preference should be given to the female. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Mary Jane Smith Geary and recipients of the scholarship shall be known as the Geary Scholars.

Robert L. Griffin Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Irene G. Pearson, through a bequest in her will. Recipients are determined on the basis of their economic needs and scholastic attainment.

John S. Haight Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of John S. Haight, by his family, friends, and colleagues, this scholarship is awarded to WVU College of Law students who have an interest in litigation or trial practice.

C. Howard Hardesty Research Assistantship

C. Howard Hardesty, a 1949 graduate of the law school, established this endowment fund to provide for student research assistantships at the College of Law

David C. and Susan B. Hardesty Law Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes high academic performance and leadership potential among West Virginia residents and is awarded annually.

J. Adrian and Mabel Harner Endowed Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mabel Harner, to support West Virginia residents. Awards are based on the law student’s financial need and are awarded on a year-to-year basis.

Judge Robert M. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The Kanawha County Bar, the West Virginia Judicial Association, and the friends of Judge Harvey established this scholarship in his memory. It is awarded to West Virginia residents, with the first consideration to residents of Kanawha and Mercer Counties. Recipients must maintain a “B” average and demonstrate financial need.

Andrew L. Herz Scholarship

Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually for student scholarship aid for students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled, full-time students at WVU College of Law. Each recipient shall have exhibited academic promise as determined by the WVU College of Law and shall be eligible to retain the scholarships each year such recipient attends theWVU College of Law and remains a student in good academic standing. Each recipient of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the name of the donor, Andrew L. Herz.

Philip H. Hill Scholarship

The family of Philip H. Hill established this scholarship in his memory, to be awarded to students at WVU College of Law who are West Virginia residents, with first preference to students from Kanawha County, and with consideration to scholar athletes.

Raymond A. and Barbara J. Hinerman Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Raymond A. and Barbara J. Hinerman, to help support regularly enrolled law students who are selected based on financial need and merit. Awards are limited to West Virginia residents, with preference given to residents of Hancock, Brooke or Ohio Counties, with an additional preference given to married students and/or veterans.

The donors of this scholarship characterize it as a “seed money scholarship”, with the hope that recipients will create a scholarship to aid future students, if and when they become financially able to do so.

Grace Edgell Holmes Law Student Loan Fund

Mrs. Holmes created this fund through a bequest.

George D. Hott Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to a worthy student at the WVU College of Law.

Raymond R. Hyre Law Scholarship

Janice R. Hyre, widow of Raymond R. Hyre (law class of 1956), established this scholarship fund. It will be awarded based on the student’s demonstrated high academic promise and need for financial assistance. (This scholarship will be available for awarding at a future date.)

Jackson Kelly PLLC/ John L. McClaugherty Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the law firm, Jackson & Kelly, and John L. McClaugherty, in honor of law professor Forest Jackson “Jack” Bowman. It is awarded to a first-year student who must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale), and rank in the 75th percentile, or higher, on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Second- and third-year recipients must have at least a “B” average in law school to receive (or renew) the scholarship. Two letters of recommendation addressing leadership potential and moral character are required of first-year applicants.

William L. Jacobs Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the WVU College of Law who are residents of Wood County, WV, with preference given to students having financial need.

Jenkins Fenstermaker PLLC – John E. Jenkins, Jr. Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents that are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law in their second or third year, who have demonstrated academic promise and have a financial need. A student who is a recipient in his/her second year at the College of Law shall be eligible for consideration in the third year at the College of Law, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than two years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of the Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC – John E. Jenkins, Jr. Law Scholarships and recipients are known as the Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLCScholars.

Keeley Federal Judicial Clerkship Scholarship

This endowment provides law scholarships for one or more students enrolled in their sixth (6th) semester, in good standing, at the WVU College of Law who have accepted a federal judicial clerkship position in WV. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid, giving highest priority to financial need. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of J.P. Keeley, III and Irene M. Keeley and recipients are known as the Keeley Federal Judicial Clerkship Scholars.

Katherine Phillips Kenna Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded annually to West Virginia residents who exhibit high academic promise, with preference given to females.

Kesner, Kesner & Bramble PLLC Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used to provide law scholarships for students of the West Virginia University College of Law who are graduates of any WV High School. Recipients shall demonstrate high academic promise as determined by the appropriate officials of the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

Judge William M. Kidd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by the friends and family of Judge William M. Kidd upon his death as a tribute to his exemplary judicial service. It is awarded on the basis of need and preference is given to students from Braxton or Gilmer Counties in West Virginia.

Arthur Ritz Kingdon, Jr. Memorial Law Prize

This cash prize is awarded annually to the first-year law student who attains the highest scholastic average in that class. The prize was created by the family, classmates, and friends of Arthur Ritz Kingdon, Jr., and serves as a perpetual memorial.

William E. & Denny Kiger Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more students who are enrolled at the WVU College of Law and have a financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to receive this scholarship for more than one year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Book scholarships are awarded in the name of William E. and Denny Kiger.

Patrick Duffy Koontz Scholarship Awards

The late Patrick Duffy Koontz and Arthur Burke Koontz donated to the University securities, the income to be used to establish scholarship awards, at the College of Law, for worthy students from West Virginia. The value of each scholarship, awarded at commencement, is $500. These awards are to be made to second- or third-year students who show outstanding promise with respect to scholastic ability and attainment, moral force of character, and leadership.

Sidney J. and Edna D. Kwass Scholarship and Emergency Grant Fund

This fund was established to help support full-time worthy law students of the Jewish faith, or other recognized minority group, as allowed by law, who have academic promise and financial need.

G. W. Lavender III Law Scholarship in Memory of Agnes Furman

G. W. Lavender III established this scholarship in memory of Agnes Furman, who was employed at the College of Law from 1937 to 1982. It will provide scholarship support to WVU College of Law students, from West Virginia, who show financial need and academic promise.

Law Class of 1969 Scholarship

The Class of 1969 established this scholarship to help support a law student who shows financial need and academic promise.

Law Minority Endowed Scholarship

This fund, established by the faculty of the WVU College of Law, provides scholarships to assist in the recruitment and retention of minority students at the law school.

Law Minority Non-Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is provided with annual gifts from WVU College of Law alumni.

Law Women’s Centennial Scholarship

This scholarship was established with gifts from alumni and friends in honor of the Centennial anniversary of the first woman WVU law graduate. The scholarship provides aid for women law students who have demonstrated high academic promise and need for financial assistance. Special consideration is given to returning or non-traditional students, and to West Virginia residents.

The J. Franklin Long Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded for the first time in academic year 2000-01.

Charles M. Love, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Naomi Love, widow of Charles M. Love, Jr., family members, and friends established this scholarship in memory of the founding partner of Love, Wise & Woodrow. The scholarship honoring Mr. Love, a 1926 graduate of the College of Law, is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic record.

William H. Loy Memorial Scholarship

The friends of William Loy established this scholarship, in his memory. It is awarded to a worthy student who is a West Virginia resident.

Marlyn E. Lugar Memorial Scholarship

Mrs Carolyn Lugar established the Marlyn E. Lugar Memorial Scholarship honoring Professor Lugar, a 1937 graduate of the College of Law, whose career as a distinguished professor and then professor emeritus spanned the years 1939 to his death in 1989. This scholarship is awarded to a West Virginia resident.

The McCamic Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled full time students in good standing at the WVU College of Law. Recipients are eligible to receive the award for a maximum of three years of legal studies. The monetary value of each individual scholarship award shall not exceed the cost of tuition and fees of a West Virginia resident. The recipients shall have demonstrated need for financial assistance as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid and the College of Law: however, recipients shall be chosen first from applicants from Ohio, Brooke and Marshall counties, in West Virginia, second from applicants from other counties in West Virginia and third from all other applicants. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in recognition of the McCamic lawyers by being named McCamic Law Scholars.

Joyce E. McConnell Scholarship by W. Marston & Katharine B. Becker

This Demand Fund shall provide scholarships for student enrolled at West Virginia University in the College of Law. First preference for a female student as allowed by law and institutional policy. Annually, this fund will support one first-year student, one second-year student, and one third-year student. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and shall demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria outlined in the MOU. Recipients shall demonstrate high levels of leadership, industriousness, and academic achievement, as recognized by appropriate officials in the College. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Funds shall be awarded in the name of Joyce E. McConnell, in recognition of her transformational contributions to the College of Law. Students chosen to receive these scholarships shall be referred to as McConnell Scholars.

Harry E. Moats Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship, honoring Harry E. Moats, was established by his widow, Mrs. Irene Moats, and by his friends. Mr. Moats, a 1938 graduate of the College of Law, was a West Virginia legislator and Ritchie County practitioner. The Moats Scholarship is awarded to a West Virginia resident with financial need and academic merit.

Agnes Westbrook Morrison Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more female students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated a financial need and have academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, providing she remain in good standing; however, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Friends of the Women’s Law Caucus and recipients are known as the Agnes Westbrook Morrison Scholars. Agnes Westbrook Morrison was the first woman to graduate from the College of Law and a member of the Law Class of 1895.

The Pace Family Foundation Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more students who are enrolled at WVU College of Law and have demonstrated a financial need. First preference shall be given to students who are residents of Mercer County, WV; a second preference shall be given to students who are residents of McDowell, Summers and Monroe Counties, WV; and a third preference shall be given to students who are residents of WV. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to receive this scholarship for more than one year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Book scholarships are awarded in the name of The Pace Family Foundation, Inc. and the recipients will be known as the Pace Family Foundation Scholars.

John Patton College of Law Scholarship

Spendable income shall be used for West Virginia residents who are regularly enrolled law students at WVU and shall have demonstrated (a) need for financial assistance and (b) high academic promise, as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid and the College of Law.

Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law merit scholarships for one or more WV residents, and are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law in consultation with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid, giving highest priority to academic promise. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholarship and recipients are known as the Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholars.

Tim Philipps Scholarship Fund

Friends and former students of Professor Timothy Philipps, who, at his death, was a member of the law faculty at Washington and Lee University, established this memorial scholarship. It is awarded to a deserving WVU law student on the basis of need and merit. Professor Philipps was a member of the law faculty at WVU from 1966 through 1977.

Clinton Ritter Scholarship Fund

Endowment income is to be used to provide scholarships for needy and deserving students of good moral character, enrolled in the College of Law. The recipients shall be from Morgan or Hampshire County, West Virginia, or Frederick County, Virginia and will be selected by the College of Law Committee on Scholarships and Awards.

The Robinson & McElwee Scholarship

This full tuition and fees scholarship is given by the Charleston law firm, Robinson & McElwee. It is awarded to a West Virginia resident.

Clarence Roby Endowed Scholarship

The late Clarence C. Roby, a graduate of the WVU College of Law, provided, in his will, for the creation of this scholarship in memory of his father, Clarence Roby. The scholarship is given annually to deserving students enrolled at the College of Law.

Alma Davis and Claude Linwell Rowe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

The Rowe family established this scholarship, which is available to graduate students in law, public administration, or graduate engineering. Recipients should be financially needy, and should rank in the top one-third of their class or demonstrate some special academic performance. Preference is given to students who are graduates of Monroe County, West Virginia, high schools.

Henry S. Schrader Law Scholarship

The Wheeling, WV, firm of Schrader, Byrd, Byrum & Companion established this endowed scholarship fund in honor of its senior partner, Henry S. Schrader, upon his retirement. The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, deportment, and potential for civic leadership. Preference is given to students who are residents of Ohio County, WV. The scholarship fund provides an annual award of not less than $1,000 nor more than the amount of full tuition and fees.

Henry S. Schrader Merit Scholarship

This endowment shall provide graduate merit scholarships for WV residents who are students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law and who demonstrate high academic promise. A student who is a recipient for one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the College of Law. Spendable income as determined by the WVU Foundation, Inc. policies, shall be used annually, or otherwise for scholarship awards. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Henry S. Schrader and Judge Frederick P. and Joan C. Stamp, and recipients of this award will be known as the Schrader Merit Scholars.

The Segal and Davis Women’s Law Centennial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Scott S. Segal, in honor of Robin Jean Davis, his friend, colleague and wife, celebrating her “as one of the greatest woman advocates in the history of our state.”

The recipients must show financial need and academic promise and be residents of Boone, Lincoln, Wyoming, McDowell or Logan Counties, West Virginia.

Paul L. Selby, Jr. Scholarship

WVU College of Law faculty and administrators, and family and friends of Paul L. Selby, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Law, established this scholarship to honor him upon his retirement. The scholarship is awarded to a law student on the basis of need and should reflect former Dean Selby’s quiet generosity to a number of students during his career at the College of Law.

Shaffer & Shaffer Law Scholarship

This endowment shall provide law scholarships for one or more West Virginia residents that are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have demonstrated academic promise and/or have a financial need. Consideration should be given to any student who is a resident of Boone county. If no recipients can be identified from this county, preference should be given, after consultation with the donor, to any WV resident. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Shaffer and Shaffer Law Scholarship and recipients are known as the Shaffer and Shaffer Law Scholars.

Dennis Junior and Lyla Clare Sharps Scholarship

Lyla Clare Sharps established this scholarship fund through a bequest in her will. The awards are given to financially needy students who are bona fide residents of Hancock County, West Virginia.

Victor Shaw Endowed Law Scholarship

Funds shall be used for a scholarship in the College of Law.

Ned and June Shott Law Scholarship

June Oblinger Shott, widow of Ned Shott, established this scholarship, in his memory. The awards are given to two students who reside (or have public school roots) in the West Virginia counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, or Monroe; and the Virginia counties of Giles, Tazewell, or Bland. Highest priority of awarding is financial need. No recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years.

Robert L. Shuman Student Loan

This gift was contributed through the estate of Robert L. Shuman.

Duane C. Southern Memorial Book Fund

The Cheat Lake Rotary Club contributes this annual award, in memory of Club member and WVU College of Law alumnus, Duane C. Southern. The award is given to a first-year law student for textbook purchases.

Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a first-year student who is a resident of West Virginia, who expresses an interest in practicing law within the state, and who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship may be continued, if the student maintains a”B” average.

Lewis A. Staker Scholarship

The late Lewis A. Staker, a graduate of the College of Law who practiced law in Huntington for many years, provided, in his will, for the Lewis A. Staker Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to worthy students who are residents of Cabell County, West Virginia.

Steptoe & Johnson Law Scholarship

The Clarksburg law firm of Steptoe and Johnson contributes three annual scholarships for law students. One scholarship is given to a member of the second-year class, and one to a member of the third-year class. The third scholarship is awarded to the student who has the highest grade point average at the end of the second year.

Tax Institute Award

The West Virginia Tax Institute has established the Thomas N. Chambers Award in Taxation. The $500 award is made annually to the student in the College of Law who is judged to be the most proficient law student in the study of tax law.

Ben Toliver Minority Law Scholarship

This endowment provides law scholarships for one or more WV resident(s) who have experienced an economically disadvantaged background and are students enrolled at the WVU College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to receive the scholarship for more than one year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee in the College of Law in consultation with the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid, giving highest priority to financial need. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Ben Toliver Minority Scholarship and recipients are known as the Toliver Scholars.

United States Law Week Award

A prize of approximately $100 is given to the graduating student in law who, in the judgement of the faculty committee, has made the most satisfactory scholastic progress in the final year.

Ellen F. Warder Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and classmates of Ellen F. Warder established this fund in her memory. It will provide for annual awards to women enrolled at the WVUCollege of Law, as permitted by law. Preference will be given to those with undergraduate degrees in education or to those who have taught in the WV public school system. Recipients should be West Virginia residents who have demonstrated high academic promise and need for financial assistance.

Arthur “J.R.” Warren, Jr. Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more African American students who are enrolled in their third year at theWVU College of Law; have financial need; and, who express and demonstrate, by words and deeds, a commitment to social justice for all through the practice of law. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Arthur (J.R.) Warren, Jr. and recipients will be known as Warren Scholars.

Harvey E. Weiner Law Scholarship

Established by Harvey E. Weiner, 1947 graduate of the College of Law, and charter member of the West Virginia State Bar, to provide an annual award to worthy law students who demonstrate academic potential. Preference will be given to students from Logan County, West Virginia.

The Witcher and Betty McCullough / The West Virginia Bar Association Scholarship

These scholarships were established to recognize outstanding students who have been admitted to the College of Law. Selection is based on a combination of academic record, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, and leadership potential. Recipients selected each year are provided awards to assist with the purchase of their first-year required textbooks.

West Virginia Bar Association Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of textbooks for one or more students enrolled in the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Recipients should demonstrate both academic promise and financial need as determined by the appropriate officials of the College of Law, in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. Preference should be given to students enrolled in the College of Law who are residents of WV or graduates of West Virginia high schools.

The West Virginia Law School Association Awards

The West Virginia Law School Association established annual awards for a third-year member and second-year member of the West Virginia Law Review who, in the judgment of the faculty of the College of Law, have made outstanding contributions to the Review.

The West Virginia Law School Association—The Professor William E. Johnson Book Award

The West Virginia Law School Association established this annual award in honor of Professor William E. Johnson, upon his retirement. He served as treasurer of the Association, for many years. The $100 award, for textbook purchases, is given to the third-year law student who shows the greatest improvement in grade point average during his/her second year of law school.

West Virginia Law Review Association Award

A hand-spun pewter engraved plate is given to a second- and a third-year student whose articles in the current volume of the West Virginia Law Review are judged, by selected members of the Association, to be of the highest literary quality.

West Virginia State Bar Merit Scholarship

This scholarship, in the amount of one semester’s tuition and fees, is contributed by the West Virginia State Bar for an award to be presented to an outstanding first-year student.

West Virginia State Bar/ALPs Minority Law Scholarship

This endowment provides scholarships for one or more West Virginia minority resident(s) who have an economically disadvantaged background and who are students enrolled at WVU in the College of Law. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarship recipients shall be known as the West Virginia State Bar/ALPs Minority Law Scholars.

Wetzel-Tyler County Bar Association Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more students who are enrolled at the WVU College of Law, and have graduated from a high school in Wetzel County or Tyler County, WV. Students who are recipients one year are eligible to have the scholarship renewed provided that they remain in good standing, but no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. If there are no qualifying students in any academic year, the scholarship shall not be awarded and deferred until there is a qualifying student. Each award shall not exceed the purchase of law book(s) per recipient. Book scholarships are awarded in the name of Wetzel-Tyler County Bar Association.

Wilson Frame Benninger & Metheney Trial Advocacy Scholarship

First consideration for the application of these funds shall be for use in support of the WVU Scholars Program. Spendable income from this fund shall be used annually or otherwise for student scholarship aid in the WVU College of Law. The recipients shall be regularly enrolled full-time students at WVU College of Law. The recipients shall have demonstrated (a) need for financial assistance and (b) high academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of theWVU Office of Student Financial Aid and the College of Law. Recipients of these scholarships so provided shall be selected in accordance with the criteria stated above and awarded in the name of the donor, Wilson Frame Benninger & Metheney, P.L.L.C.

Louise Farrell Winterbottom Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established by James R. Winterbottom, family and friends of Louise Farrell Winterbottom, former dean’s secretary at the WVU College of Law. It is awarded to a regularly enrolled law student.

Arthur “J.R.” Warren, Jr. Book Scholarship

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of law textbooks for one or more African American students who are enrolled in their third year at theWVU College of Law; have financial need; and, who express and demonstrate, by words and deeds, a commitment to social justice for all through the practice of law. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Arthur (J.R.) Warren, Jr. and recipients will be known as Warren Scholars

Ernest E. Winters Scholarship

The late Ernest E. Winters, a graduate of the College of Law who served as a Cabell County judge for several years, established an endowment, the proceeds of which are to be awarded annually as $1,000 scholarships.

Charles C. Wise, Jr. Scholarship

The former Charleston firm of Love, Wise and Woodrow established this scholarship to honor the late Charles C. Wise, Jr., distinguished Charleston attorney and alumnus of the College of Law. This scholarship is awarded to a worthy law student on the basis of scholastic excellence, literary or forensic promise, and leadership potential.

Ronald E. Wolff, Jr. Scholarship for Industrial and Workplace Safety

This endowment shall provide a law scholarship for one or more students enrolled at the WVU College of Law who have an interest in using the legal system for improving workplace conditions and making industrial sites safe for workers; and have demonstrated academic promise and/or have proven financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible to have the scholarship renewed provided they remain in good standing, but, no recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships are awarded in the name of Ronald E. Wolff, Jr. and recipients will be known as the Wolff Scholars.

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