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Seven Kansas Law Students Selected for KBF Scholarships

Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ryan Purcell
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During a special reception on April 9th at the Robert L. Gernon Law Center in Topeka, seven law students will be awarded Kansas Bar Foundation scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on donor established guidelines and selected by the Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee. The Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees confirmed the selections at their February 7 board meeting.

“KBF Scholarships enhance our profession, by making law school more accessible to a diverse group of students, and by motivating and rewarding the achievements of the scholarship recipients. We all benefit from the legacy created by the Kansas lawyers who generously donate to these scholarships and the future success of these law students,” explained Amy Fellows Cline, KBF Past President and Scholarship Committee Chair.

2020 Scholarship Recipients:

Hon. Richard D. and Cindy Rogers Scholarship • $1,000
The scholarship will be used to promote the practice of law in the state of Kansas by annually awarding funds to a student attending Washburn University School of Law to assist with the costs of tuition. The student must have an expressed interest in practicing law in a rural community in Kansas. 

The 2020 recipient is Darby VanHoutan, Washburn University School of Law.

Case, Moses, & Zimmerman P.A. Law Student Scholarship • $1,000
This scholarship is intended to go to a second-year law student at a Kansas law school, Creighton University School of Law or Oklahoma City University School of Law. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year law student who has demonstrated a bona fide intention of practicing in the state of Kansas.

The 2020 recipient is Emily Brandt, Washburn University School of Law.

Hinkle Law Firm Student Scholarship • $3,000
This scholarship is intended for 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.

The 2020 recipient is Emily Reed, University of Kansas School of Law.

Lathrop & Gage Student Scholarship • $2,000
This scholarship is awarded 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.

The 2020 recipient is Jake Schmidt, University of Kansas School of Law.

Frank C. and Jeanne M. Norton Scholarship • $2,000
This scholarship is available exclusively to Washburn University School of Law students in their second or third year of study who are not receiving any other scholarship support.

The 2020 recipient is Carissa Leffler, Washburn University School of Law.

The Frank M. Rice Scholarship • $5,000
The scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas by awarding tuition assistance to a student attending the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. The donor of this scholarship described the purpose of the scholarship as one that is intended to help law students become lawyers in the mold of Frank M. Rice who was “among the finest…in the Bar. He was at the top of his class…and always applied the highest level of legal scholarship to any legal matter in which he was involved.” The recipient must have been admitted to law school and must be a Kansas resident.

The 2020 recipient is Suzie Locke, Washburn University School of Law.

The Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship Award • $1,000
The scholarship is intended for a law student attending the University of Kansas Law School or Washburn University Law School who is committed to practicing law in Kansas.

The 2020 recipient is Paige Hungate, Washburn University School of Law.

Contact

Anne Woods, Director of Public Services/IOLTA Director
Kansas Bar Association/Kansas Bar Foundation
Email: awoods@ksbar.org 
Direct: (785) 861-8838
Main: (785) 234-5696

About the Kansas Bar Foundation
For over 60 years, the Kansas Bar Foundation has funded opportunities for the citizens of Kansas for charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality and uniformity, and by enhancing the public opinion of the role of lawyers in our society. Since 1984, with funding from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them and for law related educational programs. www.ksbar.org/kbf