Student Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship Fund:

Your gift to the Dean's Scholarship Fund will provide monies to be awarded to current law students at the discretion of the Law School Dean.


Albert A. Carretta Scholarship Fund:



Your gift will build the endowment for this scholarship, which provides an annual scholarship for a first-year evening student. Recipients are chosen for high academic achievement and financial need.


Arthur John Keeffe Memorial Scholarship Endowment:

Your gift will build the endowment for the scholarship in memory of long-time CUA Law professor, Arthur John Keeffe. Awards are made annually to a student focusing his or her law studies in the area of financial services.


Charles and Louise O'Brien Endowed Scholarship Fund:



This scholarship is awarded, on a competitive basis, to one or more incoming students who, through an essay, articulate their commitment to apply and adhere to a particular religious perspective through legal studies and a legal career. The essay is intended to support the applicant's commitment and adherence through reflections on participation in religious activities, service to others - particularly those most in need, and other relevant engagements. Religious perspectives from all faith traditions are welcome.  


Class of 1978 Scholarship Fund:




Your gift will help build an endowed scholarship in honor of the Class of 1978 to commemorate it's 30th reunion. This fund will provide annual scholarships to selected law students.


David J. Martin Endowed Scholarship:

Your gift will help build the endowment for this scholarship named for David J. Martin '62, which provides scholarships for selected CUA Law students.


Dean Veryl V. Miles Scholarship Fund:

The Dean Veryl V. Miles Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by several past and present members of the Law School Board of Visitors to recognize Dean Miles’ service as dean of the law school.  This endowed fund may be used to support students in the law school, on the basis of need or merit, as determined by the administration of the School.


Diversity Scholarship Fund:

The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America has a long and admirable tradition of including a student body, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.  In consideration of our rich history, it now falls upon us as the stewards of this great institution of legal education to continue the tradition of excellence set by our predecessors.

To increase our ability to recruit, retain and graduate the best and brightest students of diverse backgrounds, we must increase the level of scholarship support that we can offer to prospective and current students.

Please help by contributing to current-use diversity fund that could help someone - today.  Our tradition of leadership as a law school where all qualified applicants are welcome did not come about by accident.  Our success in this area by design, a design that must be continued by us.


Eric D. Weissman '94 Memorial Scholarship Fund:


Your gift will build the endowment for this scholarship, named in memory of Eric Weissman '94, which provides summer stipends for students working in public interest positions.


Harvey L. Zuckman Scholarship Fund:


Your gift will help build an endowed scholarship in honor of retired professor Harvey Zuckman, founder and long-time director of the Institute for Communications Law Studies. Awards will be made annually to students interested in communications law.


John Fanning Fund for Labor Studies:

Your gift will support this fund, named for John Fanning, which provides financial aid to outstanding 2nd and 3rd year labor law students.


Michael "Scott" Billingsley '97 Memorial Scholarship Fund:



Your gift will help build an endowed scholarship in memory of Scott Billingsley '97 that will provide financial assistance to CUA Law students.


Patrick J. and Mary A. Donohue Scholarship Fund:


The Patrick J. and Mary A. Donohue Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 in memory of Patrick Joseph and Mary Ackerman Donohue, by their grandchildren, to assist deserving young law students. The scholarship is limited to the children of parents who have lost their lives or been injured in military service to the United States or in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer.


Ralph J. Rohner Scholarship Fund:

Your gift will build the endowment for this scholarship named for former dean and current professor, Ralph J. Rohner, which provides scholarships for CUA Law students.


Securities Program Scholarship:

This scholarship is designed to encourage the participation in and the attainment of excellence in our nationally recognized Securities Law Program. An annual grant will be made to the student who demonstrates the best prospect for excellent performance in the Securities Law Program.


Stephen M. Goldman Memorial Scholarship Fund



Your gift will help build a scholarship fund in memory of Distinguished Lecturer Stephen M. Goldman that will provide financial assistance to CUA Law students.

Steven P. Frankino Scholarship Fund:


Your gift will help build an endowed scholarship in memory of former dean and professor Steven Frankino, which will provide scholarships to selected Latino students.


Students In Public Interest Law Fund (SPIL):



Your gift to SPIL will fund stipends granted to selected students who choose to spend their summer working in an unpaid public interest internship.


The Nell Hennessy Employee Benefits Scholar:


The purpose of this Award is established to recognize an outstanding Catholic University Law School student who has demonstrated interest, involvement, and excellence in the area of employee benefits.  The Nell Hennessy Award provides a $1,500 scholarship.


Urban A. Lester Scholarship Fund:

Your gift will help build an endowed scholarship in memory of Urban A. Lester, a long-time CUA Law professor, which will provide financial assistance to selected CUA Law students.


Vernon
X. Miller Scholarship Fund: 


Your gift will build the endowment for the scholarship in memory of Vernon X. Miller, long-time CUA Law dean and professor. Scholarship recipients are chosen for high academic achievement after their first or second years.

1897 Society

1897 Society

Acknowledging the year the Law School was founded, the 1897 Society recognizes individuals who are committed to a special level of generosity to the Columbus School of Law. Leadership gifts totaling $5,000 or more grant you membership in our oldest and most respected giving society.

Below are the various membership levels for the 1897 Society.

Benefactor
$50,000 or more

Patron
$25,000 – $49,999

Advocate
$10,000 – $24,999

Fellow
$5,000 – $9,999

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