Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund

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Amount
Awarded

$15,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 12

Friday
Awarded By:

Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually. The number of awards varies based upon the amount of funds available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of the greater metropolitan area of Washington D.C., which includes the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, and Howard and the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William and the city of Alexandria.
  3. Must be a full-time student.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Must be graduating from college and have been admitted to and will be attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with intent to pursue a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree. For a list of eligible schools, please visit www.abanet.org/home.cfm.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund was created to aid law students in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The applicant must be a full-time student with a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Application requirements for the Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • LSAT score
Additional Information: Grantees for both scholarships will be chosen on the basis of financial need, demonstrated community service, prior scholastic ability, recommendations from instructors, and conclusions the board of directors might draw from a personal interview as to the individual's motivation, character, ability, and potential. Grantees will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. Student selection will be made from those applications submitted which meet the criteria. No persons related by blood or marriage to any member or former member of the board of directors or to a disqualified person (within the meaning of section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code) with respect to the taxpayer will be eligible for an award. Grantees will be required to make reports each grading period concerning their grades and academic standing during the one-year scholarship period. Follow-up procedures will be used when a grantee is not performing satisfactorily and payments will be withheld in such a case. If a grantee ceases study prior to the completion of the undertaking, the grantee will be required to refund a prorated amount of the grant for the portion of study that was not completed.

Award Amount: $10,000 to $20,000 annually, non-renewable. This scholarship is to be used to help defer law school expenses (such as tuition, room and board, and books). Students may reapply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, April 12

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, April 12

Applications are available on the Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund website. Interested students may also request an application by emailing the scholarship provider at the email address provided. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must submit: three letters of reference, transcripts from college and law school (where applicable), and LSAT scores. The application also requires the applicant to address the essay topic (in 500 words or less) listed on the application. All completed applications must be received electronically on or before the deadline, to be considered. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted or considered. Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] and a copy mailed and postmarked no later than the deadline to the address provided.
Contact: Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP
Address: 1801 K Street, NW Suite 411-L Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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