Attention Animal Advocates: Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Accepting Applications for the 2018 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, an annual award presented to a law school student or young lawyer who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of his/her daily activities, legal training or law practice.
Pennsylvania residents enrolled in any accredited US law school, law students enrolled in any Pennsylvania accredited law school and Pennsylvania lawyers in practice less than three years are eligible to apply for the $5400 award. Factors considered include the applicants’ volunteer service to animal welfare organizations, scholarship in the field of animal law and animal welfare and, for practicing attorneys, pro bono legal work in the field of animal welfare.
The application period closes on July 1, 2018. Click here for more information.
The Louise Hoffmeyer-Overmiller Memorial Scholarship of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Seeking Dickinson Law Scholars with a “Fire in the Belly” for the Law.
The Louise Hoffmeyer-Overmiller Scholarship, created by William F. Hoffmeyer, Esq. in honor and in memory of his daughter, is a $6,000 annual award presented to a third year Dickinson Law student who demonstrates academic excellence, financial need and a “fire in the belly” for the law. The award is paid directly to the law school prior to the start of the fall term to offset the successful candidate’s tuition expense.
To be eligible, applicants must be Pennsylvania residents in their second year at Dickinson Law. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 is also required as is membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The application period closes on February 15, 2018. Click here for more information.
2018 Louis J. Goffman Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service – Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a worthy individual, law firm or organization from your county!
Named in honor of the late PBA past president and renowned pro bono supporter from Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Louis J. Goffman Awards have been recognizing outstanding pro bono service since 1989.
The nomination deadline is April 2, 2018. The award presentation will take place at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon scheduled for May 2018, in conjunction with the PBA 2018 Annual Meeting in Hershey PA, May 9 – 11 at the Hershey Lodge.
Click here for more details including the selection criteria, nomination requirements and a list of past awardees.