Touro Law Adds Almost $500,000 in Endowed Scholarships for Students

October 28, 2013

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the creation of seven new endowed student scholarships funded in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013-2014.
These new scholarships have increased Touro Law’s endowed, named scholarship offerings by 33% in the last few months.

“On behalf of the students at Touro Law I am thankful to each of these donors for their leadership and support. These named scholarships will supplement existing merit and achievement scholarships, funded in part through the Annual Fund, and will provide students with greater opportunities to apply for much needed tuition assistance. Named scholarships are important to the continued growth and development of our still young law center, and each one promotes Touro Law values and directly impacts student recipients,” said Dean Salkin.

Several of the newly endowed scholarships will be awarded to rising 2L students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and are recognized for embodying the values of a successful attorney and graduate of Touro Law. Other new scholarships have been designated for students in special fields of study or leadership in Touro Law programs such as Moot Court Board. Donors of the new scholarships include:
  • Harvey Besunder, Esq. created the Arline Besunder Scholarship 
  • Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman created the Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman Scholarship
  • The Fuchsberg Family created the Shirley Fuchsberg Scholarship
  • Howard Gross and Dean Patricia Salkin created the Stuart and Sheila Salkin Scholarship 
  • Matthew Maschler ’97 created the Maschler Family Scholarship
  • Thomas’97 and Cynthia Rosicki created the Thomas & Cynthia Rosicki Disability Fund
  • Thomas Santucci ’83 and his family created the John Santucci Justice Scholarship
  • Florence Hessen Scher ’85 created the Gerald J. Scher Moot Court Scholarship  
  • Rhonda Gelfman Szabo ’86 created a new scholarship in honor of her family

Touro Law offers various scholarships and fellowships to both incoming and current students. Awards are renewable throughout a student’s course of study in accordance with the terms of the original offer.  


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York.  Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as  Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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Patti Desrochers
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(631) 761-7062

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