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2013-14 KBF Scholarship recipients following the presentation of awards at the February 13 Court Appreciation Dinner.

Recipients (l-r): Kate Marples, Kayla Roehler, Kurtis Wiard , Katherine Kirk, KBF President, Chris Rohr, Thomas Hiatt, Rick Smith, and Aaron Othmer (not pictured).

The Kansas Bar Foundation proudly offers seven scholarship opportunities to law students and recent law school graduates. The following scholarships will be awarded:



Read the article about the 2013 recipients from the Feb. 2014 Journal article "A Gift That Can Never Be Taken Away."

 

Details and Requirements

Awards vary from $1,000 to $2,000. In addition to the scholarship application, most scholarships require two letters of recommendation. Some also require a transcript, letter of interest, or other supporting documentation. To view specific requirements, please read the scholarship descriptions below.

 

2015 Application and Instructions

Download the 2015 KBF Law Student Scholarship Application (doc)

This application must be completed, signed, and dated. Please read the scholarship application requirements CAREFULLY before submitting your materials for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Deadline

Applications for 2015 scholarships are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014.

 

Selection Process

Recipients will be announced in December. They will be invited to the KBF Court Appreciation Dinner and, when possible, have the opportunity to meet the donor or donor’s family.

 

Scholarship Descriptions

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Case Moses & Zimmerman, P.A.

This law student scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas by awarding a law student attending the University of Kansas School of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Creighton University Law School or Oklahoma City University School of Law an annual scholarship of $1,000.00. The scholarship is awarded to a second year law student who has demonstrated a bona fide intention of practicing in the state of Kansas. Applicants must exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives as demonstrated in application materials. Applicants must submit this application, a letter of intention, and two letters of recommendation; these may include a letter from a professor. An award will be based on student participation in law school, community activities, financial need and academic achievement. Students of culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

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The Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship Award

This law student scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas. The award shall be provided to a law student attending the University of Kansas Law School or Washburn Law School who is committed to practicing law in the state. Applicants must submit this application, a letter of intention, and letters of recommendation from two KBA members; these may include a letter from a professor if a member of the KBA. An award will be based on merit and recommendations rather than financial need.

 

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The Hinkle Student Scholarship

This scholarship shall be given to a law student at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. Applicants should demonstrate a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas. Because community service is extremely important to the Hinkle law firm, applicants must also demonstrate a history of community involvement to be considered. Applicants also should exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives as demonstrated in application materials and letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit this application and letters of recommendation from two KBA members; these may include a letter from a professor if a member of the KBA. An award will be based in large part upon the student’s merit or recommendation rather than financial need. Students of culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

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The Lathrop & Gage Student Scholarship

This scholarship shall be given to a law student at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. Applicants should demonstrate a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas. Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement to be considered. Applicants also should exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives as demonstrated in application materials and letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit this application, a letter of intention, and letters of recommendation from two KBA members; these may include a letter from a professor if a member of the KBA. An award will be based in large part upon the student’s merit and recommendations rather than financial need. Students of culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

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The John E. Shamberg Memorial Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to any law student attending the Washburn University School of Law. Preferred candidates will have an interest in plaintiff’s work as well as a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas, exhibit professionalism and high character in their academic and personal lives and demonstrate participation in school and community activities. Applicants must submit this application, a letter of intention, and two letters of recommendation. An award will be based in large part upon a student’s financial need. Students of culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

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The Maxine S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award

This scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas by awarding a law student, originally from Kansas and attending the University of Kansas Law School or Washburn Law School an annual scholarship. The award recipient must have completed no less than 60 hours towards a law degree and must plan to practice in a rural Kansas area, preferably western Kansas. Applicants must submit this application, a letter of intention and letters of recommendation from two KBA members; these may include a letter from a professor if a member of the KBA. An award will be based on merit and professor recommendation rather than financial need. In addition, an award recipient’s spouse, if any, shall remain gainfully employed during the award recipient’s pursuit of a law degree.

 

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The Frank Norton Scholarship

This scholarship is available exclusively to Washburn law students in their second or third year of study who are NOT receiving any other scholarship support. Applicants must submit this application and letters of recommendation from two KBA members; these may include a letter from a professor if a member of the KBA. An award will be based on financial need and merit.

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