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Scholarships for Continuing Students

Southwestern has significantly increased the amount of scholarship aid being offered to continuing students over the past several years in an effort to recognize and reward more students for outstanding academic performance in law school. (Note: Entering students should refer to Special Scholarships.)

The total annual amount of funds designated for these scholarships is typically more than $6 million awarded to over 200 students.

Dean's Academic Leadership Award

The Dean's Academic Leadership Award was established by the Board of Trustees to provide full tuition scholarships to the highest-ranking upper division students (typically the top 1% of the class).

Dean's Merit Award

The Dean's Merit Award was established by the Board of Trustees to provide partial tuition scholarships to upper division students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are in the top 30% of their class. Award amounts are commensurate with class rank.



The following scholarships established by individual donors or foundations are available to continuing students based on eligibility. Current Students can find information regarding the application process on MySouthwestern (log-in required).

Gerry Abbenhuys Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Bianca E. Putters '97 in memory of her son, Gerry Abbenhuys. This special fund will provide assistance to minority students with financial need.

Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

Funded with proceeds from the Annual Alumni Recognition event and other donations, this scholarship was established by the Southwestern Alumni Association to assist students with financial need.

Alumni Memorial Scholarship Endowment Funds

Formerly the Mary Joscelyn, Homer Garrott and Roy Ferkich Memorial Scholarship Funds:

  • Daniel Aragon
    Established by Daniel Aragon '97 to support continuing students with financial need who are active members of the Gay and Lesbian Association at Southwestern.
  • Homer L. Garrott
    Established in memory of Judge Homer L. Garrott '57, a long-time member of the Southwestern Board of Trustees and the Los Angeles Municipal Court bench, this fund provides scholarships for deserving Southwestern students who have financial need.
  • Mary K. Joscelyn
    Established in memory of Ms. Mary K. Joscelyn '89, by her classmates, friends and family, this fund provides scholarships for deserving students with financial need.

Russell and Dorothy Balisok Elder Advocacy Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Russell Balisok '75 and his wife Dorothy to benefit continuing students in the top 75% of their class who have demonstrated their commitment to elders through educational achievement in the field of gerontology, training programs advocating the needs of elders, or volunteer work for social service programs concerned with the needs of elders.

Carl D. Barnes Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. Carl D. Barnes '68 established this scholarship fund to assist continuing evening students who have demonstrated financial need.

Margaret A. Barreto-Morehouse Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mrs. Margaret A. Barreto-Morehouse '80 to provide financial assistance to a continuing female student with the career goal of becoming a prosecutor.

Professor Debra Lyn Bassett Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Professor Debra Lyn Bassett to provide financial assistance to students who graduated from a high school or college in the State of Vermont or students who received a grade of A- or higher in Civil Procedure.

Lloyd Arthur Bergman and Meier Schneider Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Gregory Bergman '75 and his wife, Leah Bergman '75, in memory of their fathers. The fund provides financial assistance to continuing students who have served in the military and/or have a background in the hard sciences.

Vincent & Kylo Blanco Book Scholarship Fund

Established by Meghan Blanco '05 in honor of her parents to assist Native American law students with financial need.

Irwin N. Bloom Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mr. Irwin N. Bloom '59 to provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated a genuine interest and commitment to public service and government work.

BLSA Scholarship Fund

Boroda Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Leon and Debbi Boroda Endowed Scholarship provides assistance to a student with the highest grade in a family law course and who has participated or has had an externship with the county courts.

Professor Dean C. Boyack Scholarship Endowment Fund

Professor Dean C. Boyack '56, who served as the first director of the SCALEĀ® Program, established this endowment fund to provide an annual scholarship for a needy SCALE student.

Hon. Tom Bradley Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established through extensive fund raising by alumni, friends, parents, and other members of the Southwestern community. The fund was named in honor of one of Southwestern's most distinguished alumni, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley '56. The purpose of the scholarship is to extend financial assistance to needy and deserving students at the law school.

Ethel M. and Irwin R. Buchalter Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Irwin R. Buchalter '33, a long-time trustee and benefactor of Southwestern, to provide scholarships to students with financial need.

Bernard Burch Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Bernard Burch '51 by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Burch. Awards from this fund are granted to minority evening students who are also working parents with demonstrated financial need.

Eileen Camillo Cochran/California Women Lawyers Association Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the family and friends of Mrs. Eileen Camillo Cochran '74, former president of California Women Lawyers, to provide scholarship assistance to deserving women law students of Italian-American descent.

Dennis P.R. Codon Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. Dennis P.R. Codon '77, the Chair of the Southwestern Board of Trustees, established this scholarship fund to assist evening students who work full-time while attending law school.

Philip Cohen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in memory of Mr. Philip Cohen '65 by family and friends, this fund provides scholarships for students with financial need.

Gary and Pearl Cooperman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mr. Gary Cooperman '66 by his family and friends. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated an interest in the area of family law.

Dean's Merit Award

This fund was established by the Board of Trustees at Southwestern to provide scholarships to continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Hon. Robert and Gloria Devich Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the Hon. Robert and Gloria Devich in support of continuing Mexican American students.

Pamela Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarships provided by the Pamela Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund will perpetuate her legacy, enabling our Moot Court students to pursue careers in the legal profession and take their places as leaders in the community.

Andrew Ennabe Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mr. Faiez Ennabe in memory of Andrew Ennabe to provide scholarships to continuing students that come from a low-income family background with extreme financial need.

Edward G. Feldman Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Edward G. Feldman '30 by his son, Lane Feldman and daughter, Keren Goldberg. This special fund will provide assistance to students born outside of the U.S.

The Honorable Richard C. Fildew Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarships provided by this fund will assist Southwestern's most promising students to pursue their legal education and realize their goal of becoming future attorneys and civic leaders.

Jeffrey C. Finnegan Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Jeffrey C. Finnegan '79 to provide financial assistance to continuing students who have served or who continue to serve in the military.

Hon. Robert D. Fratianne Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of the Honorable Robert D. Fratianne '59 by his family and friends to provide financial assistance to evening students of Italian-American descent.

Elaine Adler Friedenthal Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Law Students Association Scholarship Fund

A fund was established by this Southwestern student organization to provide scholarships for deserving gay, lesbian and bisexual students at the law school.

Barbara and Sheldon Gebb Scholarship Endowment Fund

Professor Max A. Goodman Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in honor of Professor Max Goodman by a number of his former students and professional associates, this fund provides scholarships to deserving students with financial need who are in the top third of their class and have excelled in the study of family law or community property.

Steven Preston Goodman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mr. Steven P. Goodman by his classmates, friends and family. This award is granted to a first-year or continuing student who demonstrates strong academic potential and extreme financial need.

Elliot A. Gottfurcht Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mr. Elliot Gottfurcht, a local real estate developer, to provide awards to deserving students at the law school based on academic excellence and financial need.

Harry Groman Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship endowment fund was established by Mr. Harry Groman '33, who served on the Southwestern Board of Trustees for many years. Interest from the fund provides scholarship assistance to students in financial need, particularly those in the evening division who are employed full-time.

Esther Harris Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This endowment was created by Professor Catherine L. Carpenter '76 in memory of her mother, Mrs. Esther Harris. Financial need and academic achievement are the principal criteria, although preference is given to a female student enrolled in a part-time division.

Hewitt/Hookstratten Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. E. Gregory Hookstratten '57, a member of the Board of Trustees at Southwestern, established this scholarship fund in his parents' names to assist continuing evening division students who are currently working and have financial need.

Dino Hirsch Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Scholarships from this fund are awarded to Hispanic law students with financial need who are planning to pursue public interest careers. The endowment was established by the Coronado Street Tenants Association after they won a settlement from a negligent landlord with the assistance of Ms. Edie Sussman '81. The fund is named after the late tenant organizer who initially helped the 14 families.

Tom and Ellen Hoberman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Thomas Hoberman '75 and his wife Ellen to provide assistance to continuing day students with financial need who are in the top 10% of their class.

Hon. Nate Holden Scholarship Endowment Fund

Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden established this scholarship fund to benefit minority law students at Southwestern.

Cindy and Neville Johnson Book Scholarship Fund

Established by Cindy Johnson '00 in 2004, this fund provides awards for law books to deserving continuing students who may not qualify for other financial aid.

Lynette M. Jones '11 and Cheryl S. Smith '11 Evening Book Scholarship Fund

Established by Lynette M. Jones '11 and Cheryl S. Smith '11, this fund provides awards for law books to evening students who work full-time, are single parents and are either African American, Latino or Asian.

Professor Norman Karlin Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship was established by more than 300 former students of Professor Emeritus Norman Karlin to aid current students with financial need.

Judith Otamura Kester Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in memory of Judith Otamura Kester '77, past president of the Alumni Association, this fund provides scholarships for Japanese-American students with financial need who are in the top third of their class. There is a strong preference for students with a U.S. Military background and/or who have a physical disability or dyslexia.

The Honorable Abraham and Rosalinda Khan Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by The Honorable Abraham Khan '77 and Rosalinda Khan to provide assistance to continuing day or evening students who are women or minority students with financial need and who are in the top 30% of their class.

Sarah Kim Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Ms. Sarah Kim, a prominent member of the Korean business community, this fund provides scholarships for Korean-American students with financial need.

Samuel P. Kraemer and Edna Kraemer Dunlap Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mr. Frank J. Waters '32 in memory of his wife's parents to assist financially needy students.

Bill M. Krakowsky Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mr. Shinaan S. Krakowsky '81 in honor of his father to recognize outstanding achievement in the Moot Court program.

Law Commentator Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by past Commentator Editors-in-Chiefs to provide financial assistance for the current Editor-in-Chief of Law Commentator for their hard work and commitment.

David and Debra Leathers Book Scholarship Fund

Joseph Lewis Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Joseph Lewis '32 by his daughter, Honey Lewis. This fund will support students with financial need who rank in the top 10% of our innovative SCALE program

Jack and Ann Lincoln Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mr. Jack Lincoln '50 and his wife, Ann Lincoln to provide scholarship assistance to students with financial need.

Hon. Gilbert W. and Theresa Lindsay Scholarship Endowment Fund

This endowment was established in honor of the late Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay and his wife, Theresa. The fund provides scholarships for new or continuing students with financial need who are currently employed by the City or County of Los Angeles or its political subdivisions, or who discontinued such employment to attend law school.

Justice Marshall Francis McComb Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Tarr & McComb Corporation established this scholarship fund in memory of former California Supreme Court Justice Marshall Francis McComb. Scholarships are awarded to active student members of the Marshall Francis McComb Senate of the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity at Southwestern who have demonstrated both financial need and the ability to succeed in law school.

Julia B. Mason Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established as a tribute to Julia B. Mason's dedication to Southwestern's Externship Program and its students. This fund will provide assistance to students who are members of the Black Law Students Association or who are in need of financial assistance to study for the State Bar Exam.

Neil G. McNiece Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Professor Christine Metteer Lorillard, in memory of her husband Neil G. McNiece '82, this fund provides scholarships to continuing students with financial need. The student may be in any program, but must be in the top 30% of their class.

Robyn Mellender Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Robyn Mellender '04 and provides assistance to LGBT students at Southwestern.

S. Joan Mier Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established through a bequest by the late Dr. S. Joan Mier, a long-time member of the Southwestern Board of Trustees, this fund will provide financially needy students with scholarship assistance designated for law books.

Native American Law Students Association Book Scholarship Fund

Established by Meghan Blanco '05 in honor of her parents to assist Native American law students with financial need.

Nancy H. Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Ms. Nancy H. Newman '93, by family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a woman student in the top half of her class who is an active member of the Southwestern Women's Law Association.

Sanford P. Paris Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mr. Sanford P. Paris '63 established this scholarship fund to assist continuing students who have demonstrated financial need.

Robert H. Philibosian Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Hon. Robert H. Philibosian '67, this scholarship is awarded to a continuing evening student in the top 20% of their class who is a law enforcement officer certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and is currently employed full-time by a local or state government agency.

Edward I. and David Pollock Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. David Pollock '36 and the late Mr. Edward I. Pollock '35, both distinguished alumni of the evening division of Southwestern, established this fund. These scholarships are awarded to needy and deserving evening division students who are in their second, third or fourth year, in the top third of their class, and employed at least part-time.

Dee Powell Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Associate Dean Jane Powell in memory of her father, Dee Powell, to provide assistance to an evening student in the top 30% of their class who is a first generation student (graduate level education) with limited financial support.

Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mrs. Florence Rosenberg and the late Mr. Irving D. Rosenberg, friends of the law school, to provide awards to deserving students at Southwestern.

Professor Douglas Salem Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by members of the Southwestern community in memory of this beloved and distinguished faculty member. Preference is given to students demonstrating academic excellence, participation in community and extracurricular activities, and financial need.

Robert D. Salkin Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by the family of Mr. Robert Salkin '76, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving evening student who has chosen law as a second career.

Peter C. Schoettler Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by Peter Schoettler's family and friends, and will be awarded to students over thirty, with children who are entering the field of law for the first time. Students must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to completing their degree. 

Larraine Segil Strategic Alliance Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund was established by Larraine D. Segil '79 to provide assistance to a female student in the top 50% of her class who has expressed an interest in Strategic Alliances and/or Collaboration and Conflict Resolution when applying to the JD/MBA program.

Harvey L. and Lillian Silbert Public Interest Fellowship Program

Sloan Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Professor Judy Beckner Sloan and her husband, Dr. William Sloan, to provide financial assistance to deserving students with financial need.

Southwestern Affiliates Scholarship Endowment Fund

Scholarships from this fund established by the Southwestern Affiliates are awarded to continuing students in the top 30% of their class who are married and/or have dependent children.

Hon. William B. Spivak, Jr. and Kay Spivak Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Student Bar Association Presidents Scholarship Fund

Professor Lawrence A. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established by family and friends in memory of Professor Lawrence Sullivan, a renowned antitrust law scholar and member of Southwestern's faculty from 1991 to 2007.

Professor Paul E. and Phyllis F. Treusch Scholarship Endowment Fund 

This fund was establish by the late Southwestern professor, Paul Treusch, and his wife, Phyllis, to provide financial assistance to students who are in the top 20% of their class and have demonstrated an interest and intent to practice law in the area of civil rights.

Robert G. van Schoonenberg Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mr. Robert G. van Schoonenberg, a member of the Board of Trustees at Southwestern, established this scholarship fund to assist continuing students in the top 40% of their class who have financial need.

Frank J. Waters, Sr. and Ida Waters Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Mr. Frank J. Waters '32 in memory of his parents, this fund assists financially needy students at Southwestern.

Judge Mary E. Waters Perpetual Education Fund

Established by Mr. Frank J. Waters '32 in honor of his sister, a judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court, this fund assists deserving students with their academic needs.

Margaret E. Wildman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mrs. Margaret Wildman, wife of the late Paul W. Wildman '52, President of Southwestern. Preference is given to continuing students who have demonstrated financial need.

Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship Fund

Hon. Arleigh M. Woods Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in honor of Justice Arleigh M. Woods '53, a former Chair of the Southwestern Board of Trustees, to provide financial assistance to African-American students in the top 40% of their class.

George A. Yanase Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Mr. George A. Yanase '67 by friends and members of the Yanase family. Scholarships from this fund are awarded to evening students in their final year of study who have been employed throughout their law school career and who have demonstrated an interest in public service and governmental work in the field of corporate securities law.

Professor George Zervas Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Professor George Zervas, this fund provides a scholarship to the student with the highest grade in the Fall semester of Constitutional Law.

Molly Dilman Zimring Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Mr. Maurice Zimring in memory of his wife, Mrs. Molly Dilman Zimring '36, this fund provides textbooks to continuing women evening students with financial need.