USF School of Law Scholarships
Generous donations from alumni help fund USF scholarships. Students must meet specific criteria established by the donors. The recipients are typically selected by an alumni or donor committee.
Dean's Office Scholarships:
An award designated to assist a needy, full-time law student from the state of Nevada or Hawaii to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship is funded by the Bretzlaff Foundation. Click here for the 2013-14 application.
Arthur C. Zief Jr. Scholarship Program
Multiple scholarships for deserving, needy law students, established by Arthur C. Zief Sr., Class of 1947, in honor of his son, Arthur C. Zief Jr. These scholarships are awarded to continuing students who make significant extra-curricular contributions to the USF School of Law. Click here for the 2013-14 application.
Women Lawyers Council Scholarship
The Women Lawyers Council awards this scholarship to an entering transitional student who has been out of school for a continuous five-year period prior. Information about the scholarship and how to apply is sent to entering students when available.
John Flynn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of John Flynn, who was an alumnus of Stanford and a distinguished member of the San Francisco Maritime Bar. The scholarship will be awarded to a USF School of Law student with an interest in maritime law. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
Rita Gilmore Scholarship
Created in memory of Rita Gilmore ’79, this award is for a law school student in good standing with demonstrated service to others. Please note that applicants are not required to have financial need; this is a merit-based scholarship. This scholarship will begin to be awarded in Fall 2014.
Daniel Levine Cook Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a grant from the Daniel Levine Cook Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, upon recommendation of David, Phyllis, and Anne Cook, in loving memory of Daniel Cook, Class of 1992. This scholarship is for a Jewish law student with financial need who shows academic promise. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship established by classmates and friends of Douglas Michael Raskin, Class of 1987, who died in 1994 at the age of 33 while climbing Mount Fuji in Japan. The scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student who exemplifies the spirit of adventure, sense of humor, love of life, and caring for others exhibited by Douglas Raskin. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
John Scully Memorial Trust
This scholarship was established in memory of John C. Scully, Class of 1991, who was killed in a mass shooting at 101 California Street on July 1, 1993, shielding his wife from gunfire. The scholarship, available to second- or third-year law students dedicated to the betterment of the marine environment, was created by John Scully's classmates; his wife, Michelle Scully Hobus, Class of 1992; and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Neil Scully. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
Agnes O'Brien Smith Scholarship
Established by Dr. Philip Smith in honor of his mother, the Agnes O'Brien Smith Scholarship is awarded to second- and third-year law students based on financial need, academic scholarship, leadership, and community service. O'Brien Smith, Class of 1941, was an admired jurist and lawyer and the first woman named to the American Board of Trial Advocates. O'Brien Smith also served as president of the Queen's Bench, which administers the scholarship. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt Scholarship
This scholarship is a demonstration of Phillips Spallas & Angstadt's commitment to diversity in the workplace and the value a diverse workforce brings to society as a whole. The scholarship is awarded to a second or third year student. 2013 applications will be available online soon. All eligible students will be notified via email when applications are active. Click here to apply.
Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Daniel Curtin, Jr. '57, who was an internationally known land use practitioner, former city attorney, and teacher and mentor to countless land use attorneys and planners. Mr. Curtin's family, friends and colleagues have established this fund to support a scholarship or summer stipend for a student in an unpaid or low paid position at a law firm, government agency, or non-public agency working in land use or municipal law. Note: This scholarship will not be funded in the 2013-2014 academic year.
2013 - 2014 USF Saber es Poder Scholarship
The Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power) Scholarship was established in 1995 to assist Latino / Hispanic students in completing their education at the University of San Francisco. The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, covers a portion of tuition expenses, and may be applied for by both undergraduate and graduate Latino/Hispanic students currently enrolled at the University of San Francisco. Application deadline is March 29, 2013. Click here to apply.
There are a variety of scholarships awarded by outside agencies, which have their own applications procedures, criteria, and deadlines. Please click here to view the external scholarship webpage.
For more information about contributing to these scholarships or establishing a new fund, please contact Erica Levison in the law school's Office of Development at (415) 422-5457 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.