Kansas Bar Foundation
Scholarship Recipients


2016-17 School Year

Frank C. and Jeanne M. Norton Scholarship Award - $1,250

Abigail L. Hoelting
Washburn University School of Law

Hoelting is a second-year student at Washburn University School of Law and a current intern at the Kansas Bankers Association. She grew up in Shawnee, Kansas, and intends to live and practice law in Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in May 2015 with a degree in Political Science and minors in Business and German. Prior to law school, Hoelting spent a summer as an intern in the International Relations Department at the Municipality of Erfurt, Germany.

"I would like to thank the Kansas Bar Foundation and the generous donors for the scholarship opportunities offered this year. I am especially honored to receive the Frank C. and Jeanne M. Norton Scholarship, and I hope to practice estate planning and business law, similar to Mr. Norton. This scholarship serves as a reminder to serve my community and continue paying it forward any chance I can."

Case Moses & Zimmerman P.A. Law Student Scholarship - $1,000

Mackenzie Maki
Washburn University School of Law

A Wichita native, Maki received her Bachelors of Science in biology in 2014 from Wichita State prior to attending Washburn School of Law. She is currently a legal extern for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and will intern at Hite, Fanning, and Honeyman LLC and the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office this year. As a single mother, Maki values the legal system and public safety, and plans to practice in Kansas in the near future.

"I sincerely thank the Kansas Bar Foundation for choosing me as the recipient of Case, Moses & Zimmerman, P.A. Law Student Scholarship. This financial aid helps me prioritize my legal studies and gain experience and understanding in a variety of law-related positions. The Kansas Bar Foundation's generosity and commitment to the education of legal scholars in the state empowers me and students similarly situated to excel and serve the community, proudly.”- Mackenzie Maki

Maxine S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship - $850

Lisa Martin
Washburn University School of Law

A Wichita native, Maki received her Bachelors of Science in biology in 2014 from Wichita State prior to attending Washburn School of Law. She is currently a legal extern for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and will intern at Hite, Fanning, and Honeyman LLC and the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office this year. As a single mother, Maki values the legal system and public safety, and plans to practice in Kansas in the near future.

"I sincerely thank the Kansas Bar Foundation for choosing me as the recipient of Case, Moses & Zimmerman, P.A. Law Student Scholarship. This financial aid helps me prioritize my legal studies and gain experience and understanding in a variety of law-related positions. The Kansas Bar Foundation's generosity and commitment to the education of legal scholars in the state empowers me and students similarly situated to excel and serve the community, proudly.”- Mackenzie Maki

Hinkle Law Firm Student Scholarship - $2,000

Erica McCabe
University of Kansas School of Law

Growing up in the Flint Hills, McCabe developed a deep-rooted love for her home state. Before attending law school, she earned undergraduate degrees in political science and global studies and a Master of Education in special education. McCabe also served as a Teach for America Corp member in Kansas City where she taught middle and high school Special Education. After law school, McCabe plans to become an active member of the Kansas bar.

"I am beyond grateful to be this year's recipient of the Hinkle Law Firm's Student Scholarship. I am also continually impressed by all of the support the Kansas Bar Foundation provides to local law students. I look forward to discovering all the ways I can use my law degree to continue serving my community."

The Frank M. Rice Scholarship - $3,500

Maxwell C. McGraw
University of Kansas School of Law

A native of Shawnee, McGraw attended the University of Kansas and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. As a certified Engineer-in-Training, he was an assistant traffic engineer at Olsson Associates in Overland Park before returning to KU for law school. McGraw is currently the managing editor of the Kansas Law Review, and plans to use his engineering background in pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.

"I am humbled and honored to be selected as the recipient of the Frank M. Rice Scholarship, and would like to thank the Kansas Bar Foundation for providing such a generous award. This scholarship is indicative of the support the Kansas Bar Foundation gives to Kansas law students, and I look forward to giving back in the same manner as a member of the Kansas legal community."

The John E. Shamberg Memorial Law Student Scholarship - $1,250

Jennifer Salva
Washburn University School of Law

Originally from Sugar Creek, Missouri, Salva and her family moved to Olathe, Kansas, in 1999 so her sister who has profound disabilities and deafness could have better educational resources and attend Kansas School for the Deaf. Salva became an advocate for her sister’s social, educational and employment needs, and plans to share those skills of advocacy with those of all ability levels in her career as an attorney. Salva is a graduate of the University of Kansas, a 1L at Washburn University School of Law, and former editor of the Kansas Bar Association Journal.

"John Shamberg led a life of service to the disadvantaged, to our Bar Association, to our State and to our Country in the armed forces during World War II,” Salva said. “Selection for this scholarship has given me a special opportunity to reflect on those values that make an admirable Kansan and lawyer, and focus on building my own legal career deeply rooted in service."

The Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship Award - $850

Francis M. Schneider
Washburn University School of Law

As a Wichita native, Schneider attended Wichita State University and earned a B.A. in Accounting, Economics, and Finance. Prior to law school, he was a financial analyst and corporate accountant at Walmart Home Office and Koch Industries Inc. Schneider is currently a teaching assistant to Professor Emily Grant for the Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing II program and a staff editor with the Washburn Law Journal. This summer, Schneider will return to Wichita as a summer associate with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

"I am tremendously grateful for the Kansas Bar Foundation. Words cannot convey my appreciation for the honor to receive the Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship. As a life-long Kansan, I look forward to practicing law in the Kansas legal community and to actively participating in the Kansas Bar Association. I hope to embody the same dedication and principles held by Justice Alex M. Frommes in his practice of law in Kansas."

Lathrop & Gage Scholarship Award - $1,750

Luis M. Solorio
Washburn University School of Law

Solorio graduated from Emporia High school and earned his B.S. in economics from Emporia State University. He moved to Kansas in 1994 from California. He worked for the Kansas Corporation Commission for over three years as a research economist helping advise the commission in the utility rates process. Solorio served in the U.S Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. His greatest accomplishment is raising his three children as a single parent while pursuing his educational goals. Solorio believes that kindness is one of the most important human qualities and that giving back to your community is an effective way to show kindness. He would like to help the Spanish-English bilingual communities in Kansas.

"I intend to practice law in Emporia or in southwestern Kansas. This scholarship will help me reach my goal of becoming an attorney and to serve the people of Kansas. I am eternally grateful for the kindness of the Kansas Bar Foundation. Thank you."