Named Scholarships

Professor Abraham Abramovsky Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by a lead gift from the Biedermann family in memory of Abe Abramovsky, a gifted and passionate teacher at Fordham Law, a dedicated mentor, and a tireless advocate for the rights of the accused. Professor Abramovsky joined Fordham Law in 1979. In addition to his fine teaching skills, he was an internationally recognized criminal defense attorney and an expert on Jewish Law. 

Eligibility: Day or evening student with financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has expressed an interest in Criminal Law.

Walter T. Absolon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Juliet Absolon to honor the memory of her husband, Walter T. Absolon, Law 1927.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

Kaethe F. and James M. Barry Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 through funds from the estate of Kaethe and James Barry.  The Hon. James M. Barry graduated from Fordham Law in 1940. 

Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

Bevilacqua Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Louis J. Bevilacqua, Law 1977, to honor his 30th Reunion and the Centennial of Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic merit (3.0 GPA average or above).

Seema and Herman Blum Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 through a bequest made by Seema Blum in honor of her husband, Herman Blum, Law 1928, who died in 1981. Although he was very proud of his law degree from Fordham, Herman Blum never practiced law.  He and his brothers followed their father into the dairy business, running the Cooperdale Dairy on Long Island.  

Eligibility:  Full-time student with financial need. 

Paul R. Brenner Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Elizabeth C. Dudley and the family of James C. Dudley to honor the life of Fordham Law School's distinguished alumnus, Paul Robert Brenner, Law 1967.  This award is made in conjunction with the Francis J. Mulderig National Scholars Program to provide scholarships to students with the highest academic credentials.  

Eligibility:  Demonstration of academic merit and enrollment in the day or evening program. 

George A. Brooks Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of George A. Brooks, FCO 1924, Law 1927, former Corporate Secretary of General Motors Corp., and a distinguished member of the Fordham Law School faculty for more than fifty years. It was established through a bequest under the will of his sister, Dorothy A. Brooks.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

Calamari-Perillo Contracts Prize

This prize honors two distinguished Professors who had long careers at Fordham Law:  Joseph M. Perillo, Professor Emeritus, and the late John D. Calamari, who taught at Fordham Law School from 1952 to 1991. It was established by the directors of the Grand Street Boys’ Foundation in recognition of the many contributions both professors made in the field of Contracts Law.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need who has achieved a superior grade in the Contracts course.

Marilyn Gail Caplan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Caplan family and friends to honor the memory of Marilyn Gail Caplan, mother of Gordon Caplan, Law 1981, and Randy Perskin, Law 1988.

Eligibility:  Female student with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

A. Thomas Caruso Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dorothy Carewe to honor the memory of her brother, A. Thomas Caruso.

Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated financial need, who ranks among the top 10% of the class. Those eligible will be residents of the City of New York or the Counties of Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk, with preference given to students of Italian descent.

Joseph T. Caruso, M.D., Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dorothy Carewe to honor the memory of her brother, Joseph T. Caruso.

Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated financial need, who ranks among the top 10% of the class. Those eligible will be residents of the City of New York or the Counties of Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk, with preference given to students of Italian descent.

Leo William Caruso Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dorothy Carewe to honor the memory of her brother, Leo William Caruso.

Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated financial need, who ranks among the top 10% of the class. Those eligible will be residents of the City of New York or the Counties of Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk, with preference given to students of Italian descent.

William F. and Joseph M. Cassin Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Joseph M.Cassin, Law 1967, as a tribute to the memory of his father, William F. Cassin, Law 1929, and to commemorate his 40th Reunion and the Centennial of Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Second-year full-time student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.

Law School Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by of the members of the Class of 1967 to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of their graduation from Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic excellence.

Al and Julie Collard Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Al Collard, Law 1968, a retired partner at the intellectual property firm of Collard and Roe, and by his children, Bill Collard and Liz Collard Richter, current partners at the firm.  Al Collard made this gift on the occasion of his 40th Reunion to further the advancement of IP Law.

Eligibility:  Evening Division student who has an interest in Intellectual Property Law. 

Marcia and Michael V. Corrgian Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was esablished by Michael V. Corrigan, Law 1969, and his wife, Marcia D. Corrigan, to help students with financial need attain a Fordham Law School education and to commemorate his 40th Reunion.  Mike is grateful for the financial assistance he received as a student which helped buy books and cover other necessary expenses.  He has made a bequest provision in his estate plans to fund this endowed scholarship. 

Eligibility:  Full-time student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need. 

Patton R. and Lauren Corrigan Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Patton R. Corrigan, Law 1970, as a current-use scholarship to provide financial aid to deserving students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit (3.0 GPA or above).

Eligibility:  Preference will given to an Evening Division student. 

John R. and Barbara Costantino Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of John R. Costantino, CBA 1967, Law 1970. 

Eligibility:  Graduate of Fordham University’s College of Business Administration who continues his/her education at Fordham Law School.

Day Pitney Foundation Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Day Pitney Foundation to provide financial support to full-time minority students who come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession. 

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic merit.

Albert E. DelVecchio Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Catherine E. del Vecchio in memory of her late husband, Albert E. del Vecchio, FCO 1932, Law 1935, to honor his deep devotion to Fordham University and its Law School.

Eligibility:  First-year student who has financial need and demonstrates a sincere commitment to community service. Renewable for subsequent years of enrollment provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Francis J. Devlin Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created during the Fordham Law Centennial by Francis J. Devlin, Law 1967, to honor Fordham Law School and to help provide for its future.

Eligibility:  Students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. 

Mary Anne Dickey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Mary Anne Dickey, Law 1988, to honor her memory.

Eligibility:  Female student with financial need, preferably a resident of New Jersey, who is a first year, traditional student.

John C. Dillon Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of John C. Dillon, Law 1948, to honor his memory and to recognize the central role Fordham Law played in the life of the Dillon family.  Two of John's children are also Fordham Law graduates.  They are Martha Dillon Stothers, Law 1975 (deceased) and Paul L. Dillon, Law 1979, who practices law in Juneau, Alaska.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need who is enrolled in the Evening Division.

Disadvantaged Law Students Scholarship/James W. O'Brien Foundation

This scholarship was established in the early 1980's by the Consortium of Metropolitan Law Schools to provide assistance to minority students.  Over the years, John H. Dessauer, James W. O'Brien, Richard E. Arden, Law 1938, and James A. Garvey, III, as well as Union Carbide, have supported this scholarship.  It is currently being supported by James McInnis and the James W. O'Brien Foundation. 

Eligibility:  Student with financial need

The Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, Law 1958.

Eligibility:  Third year student with demonstrated financial need who has given back to the Law School through participation with the Moot Court Board. In a particular year, if a third year student does not qualify, preference will be given to a student with a physical disability.

The Eccola Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Gerald E. Rupp, Law 1968, to honor the Fordham Law Centennial and to provide financial support to deserving students who might otherwise not be able to attend Fordham Law School.   Mr. Rupp benefitted from financial support when he was a student at Fordham Law and is pleased to be able to assist today's students.  The name of the scholarship comes from the Italian word meaning "Here it is".

Eligibility:  Students who demonstrate academic merit and have financial need.

The Honorable Frederick W. Eggert Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the children of the late Hon. Frederick W. Eggert, Law 1946, as a way to commemorate his love of Fordham University and its Law School.

Eligibility:  Bronx resident (someone who has either resided in the Bronx for a significant portion of his or her life or someone who graduated from a public high school located in the Bronx or in the NYC area).  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated interest in public service.

David M. Einhorn Law 1976 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by David M. Einhorn, Law 1976.  Mr. Einhorn's scholarships provide assistance both through endowment and the Annual Fund.

Eligibility:  Students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Mary and John Feerick Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Feerick family to honor Mary and John Feerick,who were born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States in the 1920's. By establishing this scholarship, their children and grandchildren acknowledge their debt of gratitude to their parents and grandparents.

Eligibility:  Student must be a graduate of one of the city high schools within the Archdiocese of New York, or of another similar high school, and possess high moral, ethical and human values, and have financial need.

Nicholas and Andrea Ferrara Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Nicholas C. Ferrara, Law 1986, and his wife, Andrea, to provide financial support to deserving Fordham Law students.

Eligibility:  Evening student who is working at a full-time job.

Robert A. Ferris '66 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Robert A. Ferris, Law 1966, as part of the Frances J. Mulderig National Scholars Program.

Eligibility:  Offered by the Fordham Law Admissions Office on the basis of merit.

Geoghan Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Joseph E. Geoghan, Law 1964, and his wife, Kathleen M. Geoghan, to help deserving students receive a Fordham Law education.  Three of the Geoghan children are graduates of Fordham Law School:  Johanna, 1989; Joseph Jr., 1995; and Daniel, 1999.

Eligibility:  Students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Wilson J. Gibney Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Wilson J. Gibney, FCO 1938, Law 1941, to serve as a continual reminder of his devotion to Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need; preference will be given to Fordham College graduates.

Simon and Evelyn Gluckman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Simon Gluckman, Law 1935, and his wife, Evelyn.

Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated financial need and academic ability. Preference will be given to Jewish students.

Grand Street Boys' Foundation Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1980 by the trustees of the Grand Street Boys’ Foundation.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need and academic ability. Those eligible for consideration will be residents of the five counties of New York City, residents of the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland in New York State, and residents of Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Alumni of high schools or colleges in these counties also are eligible.

Richard G. Haddad Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Richard G. Haddad, Law 1988, as a way to commemorate the Centennial at Fordham Law School and to help provide for the School's future.

Eligibility:  Student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit. 

John G. and Mary A. Hagan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by James G. Hagan, CBA 1953, in memory of his mother and father.  This scholarship began in 1971 and is one of Fordham's oldest scholarships. 

Eligibility:  First year student with financial need.

Joseph W. Halliday '63 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a bequest by Joseph W. and Vivian T. Halliday to support the $100 Million Capital Campaign at Fordham Law. 

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic merit.  Preference will be given to a student who does not qualify for traditional financial aid. 

Frederick and Clara Helbig Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Frederick and Clara Helbig, loyal friends of Fordham University and Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Second year day student of high scholastic promise who has financial need.

Edmund P. Hennelly Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Edmund P. Hennelly, Law 1950.

Eligibility:  Student who has shown great promise, academically and otherwise, and who requires some financial assistance to complete his/her final year at the Law School.

Margaret (Peggy) Hill Scholarship

This scholarship was established during the 1993 anniversary of 75 Years of Women at Fordham Law School through a grant from the Rosenkrantz Foundation in honor of Fordham Law alumna, Margaret (Peggy) Hill, Law 1964.

Eligibility:  Female student with financial need.

Patricia M. Hynes Scholarship for Women

This scholarship was established by Patricia M. Hynes, Law 1966, during the celebration commemorating the 1993 anniversary of 75 Years of Women at Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Female student with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Corrado Inzucchi Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family, friends and classmates of Corrado Inzucchi, Law 1997, to honor his memory.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need and academic ability.

ITT/DeRoy C. Thomas Scholarship

This scholarship was created by ITT Corporation and ITT Hartford Insurance Group to honor the contributions made to the legal and business communities by DeRoy C. Thomas, Law 1952. 

Eligibility:  Student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need. 

The Honorable Irving R. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a grant from the Walter Annenburg Foundation.to honor the accomplishments of the Hon. Irving R. Kaufman, FCO 1928 and Law 1931, for his years of exemplary service on the federal bench, for his contributions to legal scholarship, and for his outstanding record of extrajudicial service.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

John J. and Mary L. Keeley Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Doris B. Keeley, Law 1959, through a bequest made in her estate plans, to honor the memory of her parents, John and Mary Keeley.  Doris celebrated her 50th anniversary of her graduation from Fordham Law School in 2009 and has chosen to mark the anniversary by providing these scholarships to help deserving women become Fordham lawyers.
Eligibility:  Female students who are enrolled in the day or evening division and who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. 

Karen and Kevin Kennedy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established during the Fordham Law Centennial by Karen and Kevin Kennedy, the parents of students at Fordham University and Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Students who have financial need.  Preference will be given to graduates of Hamilton College.

Mark W. Kenny Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Mark W. Kenny, Law 1985, and the Transamerica Foundation to honor Mark’s memory and in recognition of his high ideals and spirit.

Eligibility:  Second or third-year student with financial need who serves on the staff of the Fordham International Law Journal.

Ronald L. Kuehn, Jr., Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 by Ronald L. Kuehn, Jr., Law 1964, as a way of showing his loyalty to and love for Fordham.
Eligibility:  Student with demonstrated academic merit and financial need.  Preference will be given to sons or daughters of New York City Police Officers or of other law enforcement agencies.

Law Alumni Scholarship

The Fordham Law Alumni Association, through the generosity of its members, makes available one or more scholarships annually.

Eligibility: Financial need. 

Judge David F. Lee and St. Francis Xavier Scholarship

This scholarship wa established by the late John H. Dessauer through the Stella Matutina Foundation.  Dr. Dessauer was research chief of the Rochester-based manufacturing company that became Xerox.  Judge David F. Lee was the father of Margaret Lee Dessauer, John's wife.  

Eligibility:  Student who has financial need and scholastic promise.  The intention of this scholarship is to promote the interest of diversity in the profession.  Preference will be given to a student of Hispanic origin. 

Louis J. Lefkowitz Scholarship

As an expression of gratitude for his outstanding dedication and service to the people of the State of New York and to celebrate the occasion of his 80th birthday, the friends, colleagues, and family of the Honorable Louis J. Lefkowitz, Law 1925, established this scholarship in his name.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need.

George Link, Jr., Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the George Link, Jr., Foundation Inc. in honor of the distinguished jurist, George Link, Jr.

Eligibility:  Evening student to defray, in part, the burden of supporting others while working and attending law school. 

Shari E. Lubell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1982 by the friends and family of Shari E. Lubell in her memory and in recognition of her high ideals and values.

Eligibility:  Preferably, a first-year student, with financial need.

Joseph B. Lynch Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The directors of the Joseph B. Lynch Foundation created this scholarship in memory of Joseph B. Lynch.

Eligibility:  Student who shows academic promise and financial need.

Sheila A. Mahony Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Sheila A. Mahony, Law 1967.

Eligibility:  Preference will be given to a female student with financial need.

William E. Marames Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2007 by the friends and co-workers of the late William Marames, Law 1980, to continue his legacy and to honor his dedication and commitment to Fordham Law and his work in intellectual property law.

Eligibility:  Student who demonstrates academic merit and who displays an interest in intellectual property law. 

Harry J. McCallion Endowed Scholarship

As an expression of his devotion to and love for Fordham Law School, the family and friends of Harry J. McCallion, Law 1941, and a former President of the Fordham Law Alumni Association, established this scholarship in his memory.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need.

John J. McHugh Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a generous gift from Clara, the wife of John J. McHugh, Law 1958, to honor his memory.

Eligilbility:  Third-year law student who is in need of financial assistance and has demonstrated outstanding academic merit.  Preference will be given to a member of the Fordham Law Review. 

Denis McInerney Endowed Scholarship for Public Service

To encourage participation in public service, the family of the late Denis McInerney, FCO 1948, Law 1951, funded this scholarship.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need who is committed to public service.

James J. McIntosh, Jr., L'43 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of James J. McIntosh, Law 1943, by his friend, Karin E. Anderson.

Eligibility:  Student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit (preferred grade point average of 3.0 or above).

Lawrence J. McKay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The directors of the Grace Foundation have established this scholarship in memory of Lawrence J. McKay, Law 1940, a long-time director of W.R. Grace & Co.

Eligibility:  Student in need of financial assistance who shows academic promise.

Rev. George J. McMahon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of James R. Fogarty, FCO 1964, Law 1967, in honor of Rev. George J. McMahon, S.J., who had a long and dedicated association with Fordham University. He was Father Fordham to generations of college students, faculty and staff for 29 years. After serving as Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill from 1962 to 1974, he served as Vice President for the Lincoln Center campus from 1975 to 1993. From the mid-1980's until his death in November, 2005, Father McMahon proudly served as Moderator of the Fordham University Band, and from 1993 on he served as the University Chaplain. He was pleased to have the residence hall at Lincoln Center named McMahon Hall in his honor.

Eligibility:  Fordham College graduate who has financial need.

Noreen E. McNamara Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a generous grant from the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation made in memory of Noreen E. McNamara, Law 1951.

Eligibility:  Student who demonstrates above average potential for success in the pursuit of studies at the Law School, a commitment to the service aspects of the legal profession, and financial need. Preference will be given to students who are residents of the State of Connecticut.

George Messner Scholarship

This scholarship was stablished as a current use fund in 2010 from the estate of the late George Messner.  One full tution award and several partial awards each year for two years.  The purpose of the awards is to provide financial support to students who might not otherwise be able to attend Forham Law.

Eligibility:  Third year student with demonstrated academic merit who has contributed to the life of the Law School.  Preference will be given to a Christian or Jewish student of Ukranian or Eastern European descent. Selection will be made by the Dean of the Law School and the Office of Financial Aid. Partial tuition scholarships will be based on financial need and academic merit (3.0 GPA or higher) with preference for students of Christian or Jewish faiths.

S. Leslie Misrock Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the former law firm of Pennie & Edmonds, LLP, in memory of S. Leslie Misrock, Law 1959, a senior partner at the firm.

Eligibility:  A second or third-year student who plans to pursue a career in Intellectual Property Law. The award is based on a combination of academic merit, involvement in the life of the Law School, and overall good citizenship, as well as financial need.

Dean William J. Moore Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the children of William J. Moore to help students with demononstrated financial need.  Dean Moore was a valuable member of Fordham Law School's administration for thirty years.  As head of the Admissions Office, Dean Moore had a remarkable ability to see the best in everyone and gave many of our alumni their opportunity to study law.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

John M. Moran '94 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends of John M. Moran, Law 1994, who died in the attack on the World Trade Center.  While John was studying at Fordham Law, he was also a firefighter and, upon his graduation, he continued rising through the ranks of the FDNY and ultimately became the youngest Battalion Chief in the Department, the position he held at his untimely death on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Eligibility:  Evening student with demonstrated academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to a NYC firefighter or NYC police officer, or to his or her spouse or children.

The Francis J. Mulderig National Scholars Program

Through the generosity of a number of donors, this full-tuition scholarship was established to enhance our national presence and to reward students with strong academic credentials and moral standards.  It was named for Francis J. Mulderig, a 1948 graduate of the University and a 1952 graduate of the Law School, who became a leader in the insurance industry.   

Eligibility:  Offered by the Fordham Law Admissions Office on the basis of merit.

William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Fordham Law Alumni Association in honor of Fordham Law's former Dean, the late William Hughes Mulligan, Law ‘42, for his outstanding leadership of Fordham Law School (1956-1971) and for his decade of distinguished service on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Eligibility:  Financial need. Preference will be given to a Fordham College graduate.

Larry Noyer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by the family of Larry Noyer, Law 1983, to honor his memory.  Larry was a former federal prosecutor who clerked for the Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin before becoming general counsel of Barclays Bank.  While in law school, he was on the editorial board of the Fordham Law Review.

Eligibility:  Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit to a student in his/her final year who has contributed to the life of the Law School community, demonstrated a commitment to public interest and expressed an interest in prosecutorial law in the public sector.

NY Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association to provide an annual award to a Fordham Law student interested in pursuing a career in Intellectual Property Law. 

Eligibility:  Day or evening program student who demonstrates academic merit (3.0 grade point average or above) and financial need.  Preference will be given to a student who represents a group that has been traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and who has an interest in pursuing a career in Intellectual Property Law.

O'Hare Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Kathleen McInerney O'Hare and Bernard F. O'Hare, both Law 1980, as a way to honor their family and commemorate the Fordham Law School Centennial.

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic merit. 

Ernest and Mimi Anton Ohmer Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 by Lilli Anton Ohmer, Law 1959, to honor her parents.

Eligibility:  Academic merit and financial need.

Paul J. Ostling Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Paul J. Ostling, Law 1973, to benefit outstanding Fordham Law students and to celebrate his 35th reunion.  Paul also has a scholarship under the umbrella of the Francis J. Mulderig National Scholars Program. 

Eligibility:  Full or part-time student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit. 

Perotta-Gordon Law School Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Patricia A. Perotta-Gordon, FC 1978 and Law 1981, and her husband Peter J. Gordon to benefit outstanding Fordham Law students.

Eligibility:  Full or part-time student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Louis L. Pettit Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 through a charitable trust made by the late Louis L. Pettit, Law 1940.  Louis Pettit worked for Singer Corporation for 43 years, retiring from the position of Secretary of the Corporation in 1974. 

Eligibility:  Evening student who is working full-time.

The Honorable Lawrence W. Pierce Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by a gift from Fordham Law's distinguished alumnus, the Honorable Lawrence W. Pierce, Law 1951, a former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the second Circuit. 

Eligibility:  Preference will be given to a diligent and conscientious student, with financial need, whose experience and aspirations best reflect those of Judge Pierce, and who would likely be committed to the advancement of the interests of minority students in the profession.

Judge Loretta A. Preska Award

This award was established in October, 2001, by the Milton and Moselle Pollack Foundation, Inc., to commemorate the sense of community as exemplified by Judge Preska, Law 1973, in gathering the Judges of the Southern District and their colleagues in a spirit of solidarity after the events of September 11, 2001, and in recognition of the great services rendered by firefighters and police officers during and after the attack on the World Trade Center.

Eligibility:  Awarded to a son or daughter of a New York firefighter or police officer.

Philip D. Reed Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This full tuition scholarship was established by the Philip D. Reed Foundation in memory of Philip D. Reed, Law 1924, the former chairman of General Electric, to honor his outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law, business, finance and government service.

Eligibility:  Preference will be given to minority students with financial need.  The scholarship is renewable annually based on satisfactory academic performance by the recipient.

Amy Reiss Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Amy Reiss, Law 1989, while she was a law student, to enhance the ability of physically disabled students to obtain a J.D. degree from Fordham Law School.  Fordham students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the Law School's Financial Aid Office at 212.636.6815.

Eligibility:  Student must show financial need and must be physically disabled (vision, hearing, mobility impaired, etc.).  Preference will be given to blind or partially blind students.

Edward P. and Diane Deveines Ryan Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Edward P. Ryan, Law 1977, and his wife, Diane Deveines Ryan, to support Fordham Law's $100 Million Campaign.

Eligibility:  Fordham Law student who demosntrates financial need.  Preference will be given to a graduate of Siena College.

David M. Sadkin Memorial Scholarship For Students With Disabilities

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of David M. Sadkin, Law 1975, to honor his memory.

Eligibility:  Student who has visual disabilities and is in need of financial assistance.

Henry H. Salzberg Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Henry H. Salzberg , Law 1927, to honor his memory and his devotion to the practice of law.

Eligibility:  A second or third-year student who has established an interest in real estate law and/or trusts and estates. Recipient for this scholarship will be in the top 10% of his/her class and will be a contributing member to the life of the Law School community.

Bertram B. and Floreine R. Saymon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the widow of Bertram B. Saymon, Law 1937, to honor his memory.

Eligibility:  Financial need. 

Daniel T. Scannell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the children of Daniel T. Scannell, Fordham Prep 1931, FCO 1935, Law 1940, to honor his memory and to reflect their deep feelings of appreciation and loyalty to Fordham Law School.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

Schaffhauser Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Robert J. Schaffhauser, FCO 1960, and his daughter, Lori, Law 2000.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

John E. Schmeltzer, IV, Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by John E. Schmeltzer, III, Law 1974, to honor the memory of his beloved son, John E. Schmeltzer, IV, who died in a car accident at the age of 16.

Eligibility:  Preference will be given to an evening student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Bernard M. Shanley Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created through a bequest by Bernard M. Shanley, Law 1928.

Eligibility:  Student with great academic promise and financial need.

Jean A. Sheridan Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by classmates, law firm colleagues and friends of Jean A. Sheridan, Law 1993, to honor her memory.

Eligibility:  A second, third or fourth-year student in the evening division, who has financial need and who supports himself or herself by either full time or part-time employment.

The Honorable George Bundy Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 to honor the Honorable George Bundy Smith, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.  Judge Smith has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School for the past 25 years.

Eligibility:  Financial need, with preference given to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.

Irene and Paul Soden Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Paul A. Soden, FCO 1965, Law 1968, a former member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Eligibility:  Recipient should be a day student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need, a resident of the New York metropolitan area, and a graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill.   Preference will be given to a student who attended a Catholic high school.

Anthony R. Sorge Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Anthony R. Sorge, FCO 1962, Law 1965.

Eligibility:  Awarded to a first-year student.  Preference will be given to a graduate of Fordham University who has a strong academic record and financial need. The scholarship will be renewed for second and third-year provided the recipient maintains a strong academic record at the Law School.

Eugene P. Souther '59 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the law firm of Seward & Kissel, LLP, in honor of Eugene P. Souther, a partner at the firm.

Eligibility:  Financial need, good academic standing and, preferably, a student in the evening division.

M. James Spitzer, Sr. '32 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by M. James Spitzer's sons, M. James Spitzer, Jr. and Thomas N. Spitzer to fulfill the estate wishes of their late father. 

Eligibility:  Awarded to a second or third year student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit and who is committed to the enhancement of the Fordham Law community and to promoting high ethical standards in the practice of the law.

Michael K. Stanton, Sr., Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 through gifts from the law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges, individual members of that firm and Mike's wife, Barbara J. Stanton, to honor the memory of Michael K. Stanton, Sr., Fordham Prep 1950, FCO 1954 and Law 1959.  Mr. Stanton spent his entire distinguished career at Weil Gotshal & Manges.  He was a member of the Fordham Law Alumni Association from 1975 until his death in 2009.  He was a past president of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and received the Dean's Medal of Recogition in 1997, the Alumni Achievement Award in 1999, and the Leonard F. Manning Achievement Award in 2003. 

Eligibility:  Awarded to either a day or evening student with financial need and academic merit.

C. V. Starr Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, which honors the memory of the Starr Foundation's founder, C. V. Starr, is supported by the foundation and by the late Ernest E. Stempel, Law 1946, through the Ernest E. Stempel Foundation. 

Eligibility:  Student who has academic merit and financial need.

Joseph T. P. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1987 through the generosity of Joseph T. P. Sullivan, Law 1924. 

Eligibility:  Student in financial need, and preferably of Irish descent.

William M. Tendy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the colleagues, former assistants, friends, and fellow Fordham alumni to honor William Tendy, Law 1949, for his outstanding accomplishments throughout his thirty years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Eligibility:  Recipient will be a resident of New York City who is in need of financial assistance and who has demonstrated both academic promise and an interest in public service.

Jonathan Thier and Virginia Ryan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jonathan D. Thier, Law 1983, and Virginia Ryan, Law 1989 in honor of Fordham Law's Centennial and to provide financial support to Fordham Law students in the next century.  Jonathan Thier and Virginia Ryan also provided for a scholarship under the umbrella of the Francis J. Mulderig Naitonal Scholars Program. 

Eligibility:  High academic merit, interest in the larger community, and strong leadership potential.

Justice Robert J. Trainor Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the directors of The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation in memory of the Honorable Robert J. Trainor, a devoted graduate of Fordham Law School, Class of 1931.

Eligibility:  Financial need.

John (Jack) R. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 by members of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and the friends and family of Jack Vaughan, Law 1964, to honor his memory.   Jack was a long time loyal and active member of the Fordham Law community.  He served as a Director of the Fordham Law Alumni Association from 1969 to 2009, its President  from 1978 to 1982, and as President of the Fordham Law Review Association from 1974 to 1976.

Eligibility:  Student with financial need and academic merit (3.0 grade point average or above) who is enrolled in the day or evening program at Fordham Law.

Bohn C. Vergari Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by the family and friends of Bohn C. Vergari, Law 1974, in his memory.

Eligibility:  First-year student from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut with demonstrated need and academic merit. Preference will be given to someone of Italian-American descent who has a history of community service.

Voldstad Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Conrad P. Voldstad, Law 1982, and his wife, Monica.

Eligibility:  Awarded to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit and financial need and it can be renewed provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Abraham and Ruth B. Walters Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 by Ruth B. Walters in honor of her husband, Abraham, a friend of Fordham Law School. 

Eligibility:  A student who has demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. 

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Centennial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarshipwas established in 2006 by the firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges to mark the Fordham Law Centennial and to provide financial support to students.

Eligibility:  Financial need and academic merit.

Philip Jay and Midge Wilker Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Philip Jay Wilker, Law 1969, and his late wife, Midge.  While at Fordham Law, Jay was on the editorial board of the Fordham Law Review.  After graduation, he served as a member of the JAG Corps in the U.S. Marines.  Jay was a partner at Marks, Murase, Townley & Updike and Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly before founding his own firm, Wilker & Lenci.  Today he is in his second career as Counsel to Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer, also from the Class of 1969.   

Eligibility:  A first-year student with financial need and scholastic merit.

Edward J. Yorio Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family, colleagues and students of Edward Yorio, a distinguished Professor at Fordham Law School in the field of Contracts Law and Tax Policy from 1973-1992 to honor his teaching excellence and his outstanding devotion to his students. 

Eligibility:  A student in need of financial assistance who is a graduate of a Jesuit university, college or high school.