Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Patti’s husband Joseph Bednarik, Esq. to support the annual award of a scholarship to a law school student who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of his/her daily activities and legal training or grant to a young lawyer who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of his/her daily activities or law practice. It is a wonderful way to celebrate Patti’s life and life’s work of protecting animals, reforming the state’s animal laws and mentoring those who chose to use their law degrees to ensure better treatment for animals.
The Fund solicits applications from: 1) Pennsylvania residents enrolled in any accredited law school located in the United States; 2) law students enrolled in any Pennsylvania accredited law school; and 3) Pennsylvania lawyers in practice less than three years. 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 are carefully weighed and considered by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee who works with the donor to select a candidate who best exemplifies the core criteria. Applications are accepted until July 1. The recipient(s) is announced in August.