Rhode Island Bar Foundation offers two scholarships
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the non-profit Rhode Island Bar Association, is seeking applications for its Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
The foundation will award two scholarships, $15,000 each, to Rhode Island residents who enroll as first-year students in an American Bar Association accredited law school for the academic year beginning Sept. 2009. The scholarship is for the first year of law school only and non-renewable. Each scholarship award will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need, superior academic performance, community and public service, and demonstrated contacts with and commitment to the state of Rhode Island.
The application deadline is March 20. For application forms, call 421-6541, or write to Rhode Island Bar Foundation Scholarship, 115 Cedar St., Providence, RI 02903
Over the past 20 years, the Rhode Island Bar Foundation has awarded over $240,000 to Rhode Island residents studying law. The scholarship program receives substantial funding from the Horace A. Kimball and S. Ella Kimball Foundation, and the Champlin Foundations in honor of the late Thomas F. Black Jr., who was known for his impressive ability as a lawyer and banker, his deeply rooted legal scholarship, and his notable participation in civic and charitable causes.