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Upper-Level Scholarships

Upper-Level Scholarships

As an upper-level student, you have the opportunity to receive substantial scholarship support thanks to generous funding from alumni and other members of the Hofstra Law community.

Below is a list of available upper-level scholarships, including the following information for each: the range of the award, a short description of the scholarship, key criteria and a link to the application.  

Applications for 2017-2018 upper-level scholarships will be available in late fall 2017.


APALSA/SALSA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$2,999

Awarded to a student(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and/or the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA), strong academic performance (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and financial need.

Established by John Bae ’89 and Fusae Nara ’91 and other APALSA/SALSA alumni.


JESSE R. BAKER MEMORIAL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $5,000

Awarded to an upper-level student(s) who has an interest in the field of housing rights or real estate law and/or has demonstrated service to a disadvantaged community during his or her time at Hofstra Law. Preference given to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need.

Established by the law firm of Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt, P.C. and Beverly Baker ’97, in memory of the firm’s partner and Mrs. Baker’s husband, Jesse R. Baker ’79.


BLACK LAW STUDENTS ALUMNI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$2,999

Awarded to a student(s) in good standing who is a member of the Black Law Students Association for at least one year, has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, demonstrates a commitment to public service, and demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

Established by the Black Law Students Alumni Association.


LINDA CARMODY-ROBERTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN TRUSTS & ESTATES/ELDER LAW

Range of award: $3,000-$4,999

Awarded to a student pursuing a career in the area of trusts and estates, particularly in elder law.

Established by George Roberts in memory of his wife, Linda Carmody-Roberts ’74.


DAVID DIAMOND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $5,000

This is an annual scholarship awarded to second-year law student who demonstrate a commitment to trial advocacy and/or public service.

Established with gifts from alumni and friends in memory of Professor David Diamond.


JONATHAN FALK MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $2,000-$6,000

Awarded to an outstanding student(s) who exhibits academic excellence, leadership and a concern for peers, as well as an interest in labor law.

Established in memory of Jonathan Falk ’77, an associate at the firm Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman specializing in labor law, by his friends and family.


SARI M. FRIEDMAN ’77, ’80 ENDOWED LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $3,000-$4,999

Awarded to a deserving student (or students) based on academic achievement and/or financial need, with preference given to a student with a concentration in family law.

Established by Sari M. Friedman ’77, ’80.


THE HONORABLE FRANK A. GULOTTA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP OF THE COLUMBIAN LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.

Range of award: $5,000-$9,999

Awarded to an upper-level student who is a resident of Nassau County and has at least one parent of Italian ancestry.

Established by the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County in recognition of the Honorable Frank A. Gulotta.


PETER S. KALIKOW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $10,000-$14,999

Awarded to an upper-level student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement.

Established by Peter S. Kalikow, a trustee of Hofstra University.


SIDNEY AND PEARL KALIKOW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$2,999

Awarded to an upper-level student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need.

Established by Edward Kalikow ’78 in memory of his parents, Sidney and Pearl Kalikow.


LALSA ENDOWED ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $3,000-$4,999

Awarded by the LALSA Alumni Scholarship Fund Committee to provide economic support to those students who exhibit a commitment to the Latino community and/or to the Hofstra University Chapter of the Latino/a Law Students Association, financial need for additional resources with which to finance their legal education, and academic promise (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) toward completing a J.D. degree at Hofstra University.


ONE HUNDRED BLACK MEN ENDOWED LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$3,000

Established by One Hundred Black Men to support the education of outstanding students at Hofstra Law.


ARTHUR PERGAMENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $3,000-$4,999

Awarded to a meritorious J.D./M.B.A. degree candidate.

Established by Arthur Pergament ’85.


JOSEPH M. RIZZO MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$2,999

Awarded to a deserving upper-level law student (or students) who demonstrates academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in criminal law.

Established by Jessica Zimmerman ’04, the Rizzo family and friends in memory of Joseph M. Rizzo.


CLASS OF 2016 JAMES J. SAMPLE COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS AWARD

Range of award: $1,000-$2,000

Awarded to a current 3L who has shown dedication to helping their class and who has shown a strong commitment to bettering student life at Hofstra Law.

Established by the Class of 2015 in recognition of Professor James J. Sample.


ROBERT AND MICHELLE WALLACH FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Range of award: $1,000-$2,000

Awarded to a deserving student studying Family Law selected based on academic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need.

Established by Michelle Wallach ’94 and her husband, Robert Wallach.