Scholarships

Endowed Named Scholarships

Mitchell B. Adler Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a meritorious and deserving entering student who best exemplifies the outstanding character and qualities Mr. Adler possessed. Established in memory of Mitchell B. Adler ’76 by his family.

APALSA/SALSA Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and/or the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA); strong academic performance, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; and financial need. Established by John Bae ’89 and Fusae Nara ’91 and other APALSA/SALSA alumni.

Hank Bjorklund Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a meritorious entering student with demonstrated financial need. Established by Hank Bjorklund ’80.

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

Binder & Binder Endowed Law School Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering law student selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Established by Harry J. Binder of the law firm Binder & Binder.

Bertram D. Brettschneider Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has financial need, academic credentials and displays the intellectual curiosity and analytical clarity that were the hallmarks of Professor Brettschneider’s work. Established by Professor Brettschneider’s family.

Andrea & Kenneth Brodlieb Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Established by Kenneth Brodlieb.

Linda Carmody-Roberts Endowed Scholarship in Trusts & Estates/Elder Law
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.

Joni Cesta Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement and financial need, with preference given to children or spouses of 9/11 victims. Established by the University in memory of Ms. Cesta, a 1991 Hofstra Law graduate who perished on September 11, 2001.

Barbara & Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Law
A full-tuition scholarship awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement. This scholarship is awarded for all three years of law school, provided that the student meets the minimum scholarship renewal criteria. Established by Maurice A. Deane ’81 and his wife, Barbara, in appreciation of Hofstra Law.

Boomer Esiason Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who is interested in pursuing a career in sports law and whose credentials indicate both academic merit and potential in this area. Established by Boomer Esiason.

Jonathan Falk Memorial Endowed Scholarship
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 by his friends and family. Mr. Falk was an associate at the firm Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman, specializing in labor law.

Ricky Feldman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an upper-level student in need who has a record of unusual service to fellow students and is a dedicated, caring and spirited student leader. Established by the family of Ricky Feldman ’88.

Jeffery D. Forchelli Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who is civic-minded and has demonstrated an obligation to the larger community. Established by Jeffrey D. Forchelli of the law firm Forchelli, Curto, Schwartz, Mineo, Carlino & Cohn, LLP.

Sari M. Friedman ’77, ’80 Endowed Law Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student(s) 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 ’80.

Milton M. Gardner Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student(s) who has demonstrated economic need as well as academic achievement or potential. Established by Dr. Milton M. Gardner, former trustee emeritus of Hofstra University.

Albert and Pearl Ginsberg Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who permanently resides outside the tri-state region and who has a demonstrated record of meritorious academic performance. This scholarship is awarded for all three years of law school, provided that the student meets the minimum scholarship-renewal criteria. Established by Laurence Ginsberg ’79 and his family in memory of his parents, Albert and Pearl Ginsberg.

William R. Ginsberg Memorial Fellowship in Environmental Law
Awarded to a student(s) pursuing public sector externships in environmental law. Established through the generosity of the Estate of Marian O. Naumburg in memory of Professor William R. Ginsberg.

Shirley & Hyman Goldstein Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an upper-level student who has demonstrated a record of meritorious academic performance and who has surmounted challenges (for example, a death in the family or an illness). Established by Professor Susan Joffe ’89 in memory of her beloved parents, Shirley & Hyman Goldstein.

Commissioner Monica Gollub Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a meritorious entering student who cannot attend law school without financial assistance. Established by Gerald E. Gollub in memory of his wife, Monica Gollub, former commissioner of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

Myrka Gonzalez and David Ochoa Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement or potential and financial need, with preference given to a student of Hispanic descent. Established by Myrka Gonzalez ’82 and her husband, David Ochoa.

Dwight L. Greene Endowed Memorial Scholarship
A full-tuition scholarship awarded to an entering student who is committed to the ideals of equality, justice, diversity and excellence to which Professor Dwight L. Greene devoted his life’s work. Established by the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and Professor Greene’s family and friends.

Abraham J. Gross ’78 Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a meritorious and financially needy entering student. Established by the late Abraham J. Gross ’78.

The Honorable Frank A. Gulotta Endowed Scholarship of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Awarded to an upper-level student who is a resident of Nassau County with one or both parents being of Italian ancestry. Established by the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County in recognition of the Honorable Frank A. Gulotta.

Blanche E. Jeffery Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering female student who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement or potential. Established by the Jeffery Family Foundation in honor of Blanche E. Jeffery.

David K. Kadane Endowed Fellowship in Public Interest Law
Awarded to a law student providing assistance to the Hofstra Law Clinical Program during the summer. Established by Hofstra Law in memory of Professor Kadane.

Peter S. Kalikow Endowed Scholarship
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 Kalikow Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. Established by Edward Kalikow ’78 in memory of his father.

Sidney & Pearl Kalikow Endowed Scholarship
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.

Herbert Kurzer Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student(s) pursuing an unpaid summer internship in the public sector. Established by Lenore Kurzer in memory of her husband, Herbert Kurzer ’77.

LALSA Endowed Alumni Scholarship
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 Latina/o Law Students Association, financial need for additional resources with which to finance their legal education, and academic promise toward completing a J.D. degree at Hofstra University.

Neil D. Levin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement and financial need. Established by Hofstra University and the Levin family in memory of Mr. Levin, a 1981 Hofstra Law graduate who perished in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Lubov Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an upper-level student who has successfully completed the first year of law school with a minimum GPA of 3.0, has continued his or her legal education directly following undergraduate work and has successfully demonstrated service to Hofstra Law through extracurricular activity. Established by Alvin and Adrienne Lubov.

D. Carl Lustig III Endowed Scholarship in Tort Law
Awarded to a deserving law student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance in the area of tort law at the end of his or her first or second year of law school. Established by D. Carl Lustig III ’78.

Ella Mandelbaum Endowed Law School Scholarship
Awarded to a student in good standing whose credentials indicate academic merit and who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to students who have ties of residence to the state of New Jersey. Established by David Mandelbaum in memory of his mother, Ella Mandelbaum.

Joseph M. Margiotta Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering law student based on demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Established in honor of Joseph M. Margiotta by his family and friends.

Sylvia Martin Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Established by the Martin-Lehrer Foundation in memory of Sylvia Martin.

Raymond J. McKee Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student selected on the basis of academic achievement. Established by Janis M. Meyer ’81 in honor of her father Raymond J. McKee.

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement. Established by the law firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP.

Mendel Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Established by Emily and Stephen Mendel, both members of the Class of 1977.

Marilyn Monter Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student(s) based on academic excellence. Established by Marilyn Monter ’76.

Patricia F. Moore Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a qualified entering student(s) who has demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement. Established in memory of Patricia Moore ’78 to keep alive the ideals and values that she exemplified in both her personal life and in her career as a lawyer.

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

BT Paryani Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student based on meritorious academic work and demonstrated financial need. Established by Gul Paryani in honor of his father and his passion for helping those in need.

Arthur Pergament Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a meritorious J.D./M.B.A. degree candidate. Established by Arthur Pergament ’85.

Ricardo Ramos Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student from a traditionally underrepresented ethnic group who has demonstrated strong leadership abilities and a strong interest in and the capacity to pursue a career in or related to the capital markets or financial services industry, including the practice of securities, commercial or business law. Established by Samuel Ramos ’91 in memory of his father.

John J. Regan Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated academic achievement. Established in memory of John J. Regan, former Dean of Hofstra Law.

Joseph M. Rizzo Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving upper-level law student(s) 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.

Jodi and Robert D. Rosenthal Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a first-year, full-time student selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and an interest in wealth management and/or private banking. Established by Robert D. Rosenthal ’74 and his wife, Jodi.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Endowed Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy
Awarded to one or more law students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in appellate advocacy during each academic year. Established by the law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Arthur D. Sanders and Jerry Spiegel Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student demonstrating financial need and academic merit (top 10 percent of his or her college graduating class). Strong preference given to those whose father is deceased. Established by Arthur D. Sanders ’77 and Jerry Spiegel.

Eric J. Schmertz Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering law student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and/or financial need, preferably with an interest in labor and employment law. Established by members of the Schmertz family, alumni and friends in memory of Dean Schmertz.

Lawrence C. Schoen Scholarship in Memory of Howard H. Born
Awarded to an entering student from the New York area who demonstrates superior academic standing and financial need. Established in memory of Howard H. Born.

Noah Sher Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and who has overcome obstacles in his or her life. Established in memory of Noah Sher ’03 by his family and friends.

Harold & Eva Singer Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Established by Ezra Singer ’78 in honor of his parents.

Edward J. Speno Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement and financial need. Established in memory of former state Senator Edward J. Speno by his wife, Audrey Glacken.

CV Starr Law School Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student(s) who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Established through the generosity of the CV Starr Foundation.

Sidney Storch Research in Law Scholarship
Awarded to a student participating in legal research for a Hofstra Law faculty member with the purpose of the research being part of the faculty member’s work to be published. Established by Bennett J. Wasserman ’74 in memory of his father-in-law, Sidney Storch.

Talmud Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering law student selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Established by Howard J. Talmud ’91 in memory of his parents, Allen and Renee Talmud.

Tom Wales Public Justice Fellowship
Awarded to a deserving student(s) pursuing an unpaid summer internship in the public sector. Established by Catherine Samuels ’79 in memory of her classmate, Tom Wales.

Robert and Michelle Wallach Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student who is selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Established by Robert Wallach, and his wife, Michelle, a 1994 graduate of Hofstra Law.

Justice Raymond L. Wilkes Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to deserving and talented students with demonstrated financial need in support of their enrollment in the E. David Woycik, Jr. Intensive Trial Techniques Program. Established by Beverly Wilkes in memory of Justice Raymond L. Wilkes.

Glenn J. Winuk Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated a record of community service, meritorious academic performance and financial need. Preference given to children and spouses of 9/11 victims. Established by the University in memory of Glenn Winuk, a 1987 Hofstra Law graduate who perished on September 11, 2001.

E. David Woycik, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Established by E. David Woycik, Jr. ’80.

Gerald G. Wright Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student who demonstrates financial need. Established by Gerald G. Wright ’76.

Eugene M. Wypyski Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Established in memory of Professor Eugene M. Wypyski, one of the founders of Hofstra Law and its first law librarian.


Annual Named Scholarships

Jesse R. Baker ’79 Annual Memorial Scholarship
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 Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt, P.C. in memory of Jesse R. Baker ’79, an outstanding Hofstra Law alumnus and partner with the firm.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Thomas Dew Gill Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student entering Hofstra Law in the fall of 2013 who is a resident of Long Island and enhances diversity of the student population. Selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and commitment to serving Long Island. The scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for all three years of law school, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.

Certilman Balin Honors Partnership
Awarded to a second-year law student from the top 20 percent of the class who either permanently resides in Nassau, Suffolk or Queens counties or has an interest in working on Long Island after law school. Established by the law firm Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.

Class of 1977 Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student selected on the basis of academic achievement. Established by members of the Class of 1977 in honor of their 30th reunion.

Class of 1983 Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Established by the Class of 1983 in honor of their 30th reunion and in memory of their classmates Joseph Bakanauskas, Robert Bernhardt, Mario Brusco, Robert Castellano, Richard Keidel, Steven Kosstrin, John Lazarus, Robert Ross, Mark Schwartz and Ashirah Sholomis Naphtali-Israel.

David Diamond Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to second-year law student(s) who demonstrate a commitment to trial advocacy and/or public service. Established with gifts from alumni and friends in memory of Professor David Diamond.

Albert and Pearl Ginsberg Annual Scholarship
Awarded to an entering law student who has a demonstrated record of meritorious academic performance and permanently resides outside of the tri-state region. Established by Laurence Ginsberg ’79 in memory of his parents, Albert and Pearl Ginsberg.

John DeWitt Gregory Annual Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving entering student(s) selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need.

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP Annual Scholarship
Awarded to one or more students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need.

Jonathan Roppolo Memorial Annual Award
Awarded annually to an outstanding Youth Advocacy Clinic student. Established in memory of Jonathan Roppolo ’00 by his parents.

Outstanding Hofstra Law Review Member Annual Scholarship
Awarded to a Hofstra Law Review member who has shown extraordinary commitment to the Law Review. Established by alumni and friends of Hofstra Law.