The Bronx County Bar Assn. will award two (2) scholarships, in the amount of $5,000.00 each, to eligible 1st, 2nd and 3rd year law school students who are domiciled in Bronx County. Applications must be received byT/B/A. Applications will be available online in December 2015 and mailed to Financial Aid Officers at local law schools. Download application.
HON. PEGGY BERNHEIM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Honorable Peggy Bernheim was elected to Bronx Civil Court in 1977 and then in 1999 to Supreme Court. She was an outstanding jurist who always made a difference on the bench and to her legal colleagues. This Scholarship will be awarded annually. Applicants interested in applying for this scholarship should pay particular attention to the question regarding athletic experiences, skills and accomplishments.
CRAIG LENSCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Craig Lensch was a practicing defense lawyer in Bronx County for over 15 years. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Mario Merola for 6 years. Craig passed on at age 46 of colon cancer. This scholarship was created by his friends and colleagues who respected him for his intellect and good humor. It is awarded annually.
COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
HONORABLE GERALD V. ESPOSITO MEMORIAL “COURAGE” SCHOLARSHIP
The Gerald V. Esposito Memorial “Courage” Scholarship will be awarded to a Bronx resident, who has been accepted by a college or university and who has displayed the type of courage demonstrated by Justice Esposito in his lifetime. Students who have worked to promote programs or issues for the greater good in the face of opposition or pressure to the contrary.
Please advise your friends and associates of this Scholarship. In order to apply for the Scholarship a letter or composition, by the applicant, setting forth the his/her accomplishments and courageous qualities along with two or three letters of reference and an official school transcript should be sent to the Bronx County Bar Association, 851 Grand Concourse, Room 124, Bronx, New York 10451, attn.: Alan B. Friedberg, Esq., Scholarship Committee Chairperson. Please review the list of requirements attached hereto. Scholarship.Requirements
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the American Bar Association’s website at http://www.abanet.org/fje for information about scholarships available through that organization.