1. The scholarship is open to all second- and third-year full time students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2015 semester. If attending part-time, the scholarship is open to second-, third- and fourth-year students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2015 semester.
  2. Thestudentmusthaveattainedaminimum3.5orequivalentGPAinlaw school and must have attained a ranking in the top quarter of the class.
  3. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Payment of Scholarship
The scholarship will be applied to the student’s 2015/2016 academic year tuition. A check, made payable to the law school and the student, will be sent to the appropriate office at the school.

Scholarship Application Requirements
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The applicant must submit the following:
1. Completedapplication(formbelow).
2. Coverletterofinterestinthepracticeofrealpropertylaw.
3. Aresumedescribingyourprioremploymentandotherrelevantqualifications
and activities.
4. Unofficiallawschooltranscript.
5. Twolettersofrecommendation,atleastoneofwhichisfromalawschool
professor unrelated to the applicant by blood or marriage.
6. Two page double-spaced essay written by the student demonstrating why he
or she exemplifies Lorraine Power Tharp’s core values.

All hard copy submissions must be postmarked on or before Monday, November 30, 2015. The application and requested materials may be submitted by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on or before Monday, November 30, 2015.

If submitting materials by email, the attachment file will be accepted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Criteria for judging will be:
1. Contentandqualityofapplicationmaterials.
2. Demonstratedinterestinpublicserviceand,ifpossible,realpropertylaw.
3. Recordofacademicexcellence.
4. Maturity,integrity,professionalism. 5. Leadershipexperience.
6. Qualityofwrittenexpression.
7. Workexperience.
8. Anyotherrelevantfactors.

All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before Monday, November 30, 2015. OR by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Mail to:
The New York Bar Foundation One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

Email submissions should be sent to moclair@tnybf.org 

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