Institutional Scholarships and Awards for Upper-Class Students

Touro Law Center strives to foster a student-centered academic environment where students are afforded the opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals through open access to faculty, administrators, alumni, local area judges, and attorneys.
The Administration recognizes the burdens associated with the cost of legal education. In addition to these scholarships, students may also apply for summer fellowships and federal work study program.
The following scholarship and grant opportunities are available to upper-class students. 


SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS:

Achievement scholarships may be awarded to upper-level students at the end of two or three academic semesters (as determined by the division students are in) and vary based on full- or part-time division. There is no application process for these scholarships as they are fully discretionary and may be awarded to students based on a multitude of factors as determined by the Law Center. The amount of achievement awards will be evaluated by the Law Center, in its sole and absolute discretion, based on the student’s GPA, current scholarship awards, and the availability of scholarship funds. Students will be able to apply one-half of the award in the fall semester and one-half of the award in the spring semester. Achievement awards are not applicable for intersession or summer session and no more than 50% of an annual award may be used in one semester. Awards will be distributed evenly over three academic semesters (summer, fall, and spring) for students in the two-year program, and no more than one-third of the annual award may be used in one semester. For students in the FlexTime program, awards will be distributed at 37.5% for each of the fall and spring semesters, and 25% for the summer semester. The total amount of all scholarships awarded may not exceed a student's total amount of tuition for the academic year, or in any given semester.


YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM:

Touro College and Touro Law Center participate in this grant program available to eligible veterans that permits a scholarship award up to 25% of tuition. This scholarship is in addition to any available GI and VA benefits the student may be qualified for from the federal government. Veteran students must contact the Financial Aid Office to confirm eligibility.


ANNUAL/ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS – BY APPLICATION:

Touro Law Center continues to add new scholarships for upper division law students. Students enrolled at the law center are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible, based on the criteria of each scholarship available. All scholarships require an essay based on stated scholarship criteria. Application deadlines are announced at the end of the Spring semester for the following academic year.
ARLINE BESUNDER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Harvey Besunder, Esq. in memory of his wife Arline ’92. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) woman student who shows an interest in health law and/or professional ethics.
BEDFORD INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Mario Capobianco and David Park of Bedford Insurance. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who shows academic promise.   
BERNARD GELFMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Rhonda Gelfman Szabo ’86. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) female student in good academic standing.
BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. The scholarship will be awarded to a law student that comes from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and orientations who attend the college. The scholarship shall be given to students with demonstrated financial need, for whom the scholarship will have significant impact on their ability to attend the College.
CARL P. MALTESE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created in 2021 by C. Alex Maltese '01 and Diane Maltese '01 in memory of Alex's father Carl who founded The Law Office of Carl Maltese The scholarship will be awarded to a student who graduated high school in Suffolk County, NY. Additional consideration will be to a student member of the Suffolk County Columbian Lawyers Association if such a candidate is available in a given year.
CATHY AND HOWARD STEIN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Howard Stein. The scholarship will be awarded to two (2) rising second-year (FT/PT) students each year in good academic standing for whom the scholarship will make a significant impact on his/her ability to attend the Law Center.
CHRIS J. COSCHIGNANO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2022 by Chris J. Coschignano ’90. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a student interested in protecting the rights of the disabled.
CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by the Law Firm of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman. The scholarship will be awarded to a law student in good academic standing from a diverse community.
CLAIRE AND SAMUEL MOZEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Claire and Samuel Mozel Charitable Trust. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with a demonstrated interest in Jewish law.
CLIFFORD RICHNER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Clifford Richner. The scholarship is awarded to a student for whom the award will make a significant difference in the life of the student during and after his/her legal education at Touro Law. Preference is given to a student who may be the first in his/her generation to attend law school, or to a student with significant family/job responsibilities.
DAVIDOFF FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Ruben Davidoff, Touro Law LL.M. class of 2010. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student in good academic standing for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on his/her ability to attend the Law Center.
DEBORAH WAIRE POST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Professor Deborah Waire Post. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) African American student who comes from modest means with working parents and who may be the first member of his/her family to attending college and graduate school.
DENNIS CARRION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by New York City car accident lawyer and alumnus Dennis Carrion '18. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student in good academic standing who has a demonstrated commitment to business and entrepreneurship.
DIANE AND GERARD CATALANELLO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by alumnus Gerard Catalanello '92 and his wife, Diane. The scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding, underrepresented student on a competitive basis. The award criteria includes strong academics, leadership qualities, and financial need.
DR. AND MRS. ALBERT SHERWYN AND JOSEPH AND SELMA COOPER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established in 2015 by Touro Law adjunct professors Ilene Sherwyn Cooper and husband Mitchell J. Cooper. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with a grade point average of at least 3.5.
EVELYN GLICKSTEIN KLIMPL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Dean Emeritus Howard A. Glickstein in memory of his sister Evelyn. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of the Touro Law Center Law Review.
FARRELL FRITZ, P.C. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Farrell Fritz, P.C. law firm. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student in good academic standing from a minority community. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need, for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on his/her ability to attend the Law Center.
GERALD J. SCHER MOOT COURT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Florence Hessen Scher ’85 in honor of her late husband. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is an incoming member of the Touro Law Center Moot Court Board. The determination of the award is to be based upon 50% need and 50% on a written essay regarding the candidate’s Moot Court aspirations.
GROSSMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by alumnus Jack Grossman ’88. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is well-rounded and active in student life at Touro Law Center.
GUERCIO & GUERCIO LLP SCHOLARSHIP

This Scholarship was established in 2022 by Guercio & Guercio LLP law firm. The scholarship will be awarded to minority students with a preference for students interested in the field of education or municipal law. 

HENRY SCHEIN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Henry Schein, Inc. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in good academic standing from a diverse background. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need, for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on his or her ability to attend the law school.
HERMAN GOLDMAN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2022 by Herman Goldman. The scholarship will be awarded to two students from a minority community; students who may be the first in their generation to attend law school; and/or students with significant family/job responsibilities who are in the top quartile of their class at the time of application. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need, for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on their ability to attend the Law Center. 
HONORABLE CHRIS J. COSCHIGNANO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Chris Coschignano ’90. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who has an interest in practicing in the area of land use or real estate law.
HONORABLE LEON D. LAZER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2018 by David Lazer, Deborah Lazer, Brett Lazer and the Evan Lazer Trust (David Lazer, Trustee). The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student in good academic standing.
HOWARD A. GLICKSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP IN CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Milton Handler Foundation in honor of Dean Emeritus Howard A. Glickstein. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student with a demonstrated interest and passion for civil and human rights.
JAMES WEISSMAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Linda Weissman. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student with an interest in business law.
JASON SOLEIMANI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Lorraine Ganjian. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year student (FT/PT) in good standing.
JASPAN SCHLESINGER LLP SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by the Law Firm of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student in good standing.
JOHN SANTUCCI JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by alumnus Thomas Santucci ’83, along with family and friends in honor of his father John Santucci, former DA of Queens and a longtime friend to Touro Law Center. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student whose profile demonstrates a commitment to perseverance and personal integrity.
JOSEPH M. MARGER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by alumnus Joseph M. Marger ’89. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is a first generation college graduate and law student, and expresses an interest in corporate or business law.
JOSEPH M. MARGER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by alumnus Joseph M. Marger ’89. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student with an interest in corporate or business law. Preference will be given to a student who may be the first in his/her generation to attend law school.
THE JUDGE SOL WACHTLER VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship was established in 2014 by North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Foundation and Law & Psychiatry Institute in honor of Sol Wachtler, a life trustee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, a longtime member of the Touro Law Center’s Board of Governors and a Korean War Army veteran. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student who is a veteran or is focusing on studying veterans’ issues, mental health or disability law.
KERMIT GITENSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to two (2) rising second-year (FT/PT) students who will be designated as Gitenstein Scholars. One Gitenstein scholarship is designated for a qualified student with an interest in health law and the second scholarship will be for a qualified student with an interest in aging and longevity law.
LAWRENCE NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2022 by Howard A. Glickstein. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a student with a proven record of and interest in community involvement and furthering social justice. 
LEFKOWITZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by alumna Helen Lefkowitz ’88. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is dedicated to professional ethics.
LINDA ABRAMS AND FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in in 2022 by Robert (Bob) Abrams. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a student in the top quartile of their class and for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on their ability to financially remain in law school. 
LUIS PAGAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Community Service Fund (LIHBA) with the goal of enhancing the diversity of the student population at Touro Law Center and in the Long Island legal profession. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of Touro Law's Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) with a demonstrated commitment to Long Island and the Hispanic community.
LYNNE ADAIR KRAMER TRIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Professor Lynne Adair Kramer. The scholarship will be awarded to an upper-level (not a first-year) eligible student who is a member of the Touro Law Center Trial Advocacy and Practice Society (TAPS). The determination of the award will be based upon the student's contribution to the growth and development of the TAPS program and academics, with preference given to strong academics in the Trial Advocacy and/or Trial Practice classes. An essay will be required that addresses the applicant's vision of how membership in TAPS enhances their Law School experience, and may enhance their future career.
MARLENA BRAUER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by alumna Marlena Brauer '85. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) female student who demonstrates by essay application that the scholarship will have a significant impact on the recipient's ability to attend the College.  Preference will be given to a woman who may be the first in her generation to attend law school, and/or has significant family or job responsibilities.
MARTIN AND LAURIE TANKLEFF SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by alumnus Martin Tankleff ’14. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student interested in wrongful convictions specifically and more generally in criminal defense work.
MATTHEW MASCHLER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by alumnus Matthew Maschler ’97. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is dedicated to the ideals of the profession and collegiality.
MELTZER, LIPPE, GOLDSTEIN & BREITSTONE, LLP SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by the Law Firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student whose demonstrated law school experience to date has influenced his/her career goals for the future.
MEYER, SUOZZI, ENGLISH & KLEIN, P.C. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. law firm. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is in the top quartile of his/her class at the time of application. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need, for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on his/her ability to attend the Law Center. The application shall include an essay on the following topic: Becoming an Attorney: the Benefits and Challenges of Diversity.
MOIN CHOUDHURY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by Moin Choudhury.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to an LL.M. or JD student who demonstrates financial need, and is of South Asian descent or other diverse backgrounds.
NAGIN FAMILY PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP - IN MEMORY OF BRIAN M. LORD '07
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Jason H. Nagin, Esq. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student in good academic standing who intends to enter into the field of Public Interest Law after graduation.  The applicant should demonstrate a long-term interest and commitment to the field of Public Interest Law.
OKAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by Dean Elena B. Langan. The scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding, first-generation student on a competitive basis.  The award criteria includes strong academics, leadership qualities, and financial need.
PATRICIA E. SALKIN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Dean Patricia Salkin on the occasion of her Academic Convocation and installation as the 5th Dean of Touro Law Center. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) female student who shows commitment to women’s and/or diversity issues.
PROFESSOR EILEEN KAUFMAN PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2019 by the family, friends, alumni, and colleagues of Professor Eileen Kaufman upon her retirement in order to continue her legacy at the Law Center. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who demonstrates a passion for Public Interest work.
QUATELA CHIMERI PLLC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by the law firm of Quatela Chimeri PLLC. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising second- or third-year (FT/PT) student who has demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about issues of bias, diversity, equity and inclusion.
THE RAPHAELSON AND LEVINE LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2022 by Corey T. Flick and Howard Raphaelson. The scholarship will be awarded annually to one (1) or two (2) Touro Law students for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on their financial ability to attend the law school. 
REBECCA LAKE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Edward J. Lake ’92. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a student interested in protecting the rights of the disabled.
RIVKIN RADLER LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by the law firm of Rivkin Radler LLP. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who shows academic promise.
RUSKIN MOSCOU FALTISCHEK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was renewed in 2019 by the law firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. The scholarship will be awarded to an upper-level student in good standing.
SANFORD D. GARELIK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by Neal Garelik.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to five (5) rising second-year (FT/PT) students who have a keen interest in a criminal justice career and demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to applicants who attended John Jay College for their undergraduate degree and those in the top third of their law school class.
SCHWARTZ CONROY & HACK PC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by alumnus Evan S. Schwartz '90 for Schwartz, Conroy & Hack, P.C.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student in the top third of his/her class, has demonstrated financial need, and should explain in the essay application how he/she intends to contribute to the society by attaining a law degree.
SCHWARTZAPFEL LAWYERS P.C. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2020 by the Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. law firm. The scholarship will be awarded annually to two (2) law students who are a son/daughter of a union member, currently have 3.5 GPA or higher, and are in financial need. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing what inspired them to pursue a law degree as part of their application.
SCHWARTZAPFEL LAWYERS P.C. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. law firm. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student who is a son/daughter of a union member, currently has a 3.5 GPA or higher, and is in financial need. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing what inspired them to pursue a law degree as part of their application.
SHEILA AND STUART SALKIN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Dean Salkin and her husband Howard Gross in honor of her parents. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student who is either currently or was previously a K-12 teacher pursuing school while also raising a family; or someone raising a family who has expressed an interest in educational law.
SHIRLEY FUCHSBERG SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2013 by the Fuchsberg family in memory of their mother, Shirley Fuchsberg, a longtime supporter and friend of Touro Law. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) female student that shows academic promise.
STEPHANIE ESTEVEZ '00 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Stephanie Estevez '00 by her husband and two children. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) female student who is a working mother while attending law school.
STEVE MALITO / DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON, LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Steve Malito ’96. The scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding, underrepresented student on a competitive basis. Award criteria will include strong academics, leadership qualities, and financial need.
SUSAN M. DIETRICH CLYNE ’88 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by Touro Law in memory of Susan Dietrich Clyne ’88 who perished on 9/11 in the World Trade Center tragedy. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising third-year, part-time student with significant family responsibilities.
THOMAS SHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Robert Shaw in memory of his brother Thomas Shaw, who was a student at the Law Center. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year (FT/PT) student who is passionate about helping the underprivileged with access to justice. Preference will be given to a candidate interested in pursuing a career in public interest law. The application should be accompanied by an essay addressing the candidate’s interest in “doing the public good.”
TODD J. ZIMMER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2021 by Todd J. Zimmer ’93. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a student interested in Matrimonial and Family Law. Award criteria will include strong academics, leadership qualities, and financial need.
TSUNIS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 by John Tsunis. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with an interest in land use and/or real estate law.
WILLIAM GLIEM AND VIRGINIA RUMORE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2022 by William Gliem '02 and his wife Virginia Rumore. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a new student on a competitive basis. Preference is given to a student for whom the scholarship will have a significant impact on their financial ability to attend the Law Center.

ADMINISTRATIVELY AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS:
The following scholarships are administratively awarded to upper-class students based on the selection criteria set forth by the donors.
BESS AND SAMUEL ZEIGEN SCHOLARSHIP
The late Marshall (Buddy) Zeigen established this scholarship in 1997 in honor of his parents. It is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional academic promise along with a proven commitment to community service.
CLAIRE AND SAMUEL MOZEL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2015 by The Claire and Samuel Mozel Charitable Trust. The scholarship will be awarded to students with an interest in Jewish law.
FAY AND SAUL STARR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by the Fischtein family in honor of Sharon Fischtein’s parents. It is awarded annually to a student who is academically gifted.
THE JUDGE SOL WACHTLER VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Judy and Fred Wilpon Family Foundation in honor of Judge Sol Wachtler, the former Chief Judge of New York State, in recognition of his work with veterans, and the Wilpon family’s keen interest in assisting veterans. The scholarships will be awarded to Touro Law Center students who are U.S. military veterans and meet specific academic and financial criteria.
MARK C. ZAUDERER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Mark Zauderer. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who achieves the highest grade for performance in Civil Dispute Resolution and Procedure.  In the event of a tie, an essay will be required.
SIDNEY R. AND WALTER SIBEN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is named for its benefactors, the founders of the Siben & Siben Law Firm in Bay Shore. It is awarded annually to a continuing student who demonstrates exceptional academic promise.
THOMAS ROSICKI '97 AND CYNTHIA ROSICKI SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Tom Rosicki and his wife Cynthia.  The Rosicki Scholars Program was created for students who identify themselves as having a physical disability or another disabling condition resulting from a long-term medical condition or chronic disease.

SCHOLARSHIPS CREATED for 40th ANNIVERSARY

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN THE LAW SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fund was created in 2020 as a part of the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Fund shall award scholarships each year to outstanding, underrepresented candidates on a competitive basis. Award criteria will include strong academics, leadership qualities, and financial need. Application for scholarships shall be by essay in the spring semester, and the College’s designated administrative committee shall make final selections based on available interest income from the Fund each year.
THE DOUGLAS SCHERER LEAP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Douglas Scherer LEAP Scholarship Fund was created in 2020 as a part of the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration with a Challenge grant from Dean Emeritus Howard Glickstein. The Fund is in recognition of the work of Professor Douglas Scherer and his dedication to the LEAP program. The Douglas Scherer LEAP Scholarship Fund shall award scholarships each year to current LEAP students on a competitive basis. Criteria will include academics and financial need. Application for scholarships shall be by essay in the spring semester, and the College’s designated administrative committee shall make final selections based on available interest income from the Fund each year.
LAW REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fund was created in 2020 as a part of the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration with a Challenge grant from former Editor-in-Chief, Joseph Rosenberg ’87. The Law Review Scholarship Fund shall award scholarships each year to one or more members of the Law Review Board in that year. Criteria will include academics and financial need. Application for scholarships shall be by essay in the spring semester, and the College’s designated administrative committee shall make final selections based on the available interest income from the Fund each year. 
MOOT COURT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fund was created in 2020 as a part of the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration with a Challenge grant from Alumnus Leonard Feld ’86. The Fund shall award scholarships each year to one or more members of the Moot Court Board in that year. Criteria will include academics and financial need. Application for scholarships shall be by essay in the spring semester, and the College’s designated administrative committee shall make final selections based on available interest income from the Fund each year.
SBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fund was created in 2020 as a part of the Law School’s 40th Anniversary Celebration with a Challenge grant from Thomas Santucci ’83, first SBA President. The Student Bar Association Scholarship Fund shall award scholarships each year to one or more members of the SBA Executive Board in that year. Criteria will include academics and financial need. Application for scholarships shall be by essay in the spring semester, and the College’s designated administrative committee shall make final selections based on available interest income from the Fund each year.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BETH M. GAZES AWARD
This award was established in 2021 by alumna Beth M. Gazes, class of 2020. The award will be presented annually to a rising second-, third- or fourth-year student who is actively parenting "school-aged" children while attending Touro Law Center in the part-time program. Preference will be given to a female student.
ILENE H. BARSHAY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Stan and Ilene ’87 Barshay, together with their family, created this award to recognize a rising second-year student who has demonstrated both excellence in Legal Process and compelling circumstances outside of the classroom. 
MILLER FAMILY ENDOWMENT/TOURO LAW INTERNSHIP
This prestigious opportunity will be provided to one (1) Touro Law Center student to work on a Project designated by the Miller Center at Rutgers. Over the course of a ten-week fellowship during the summer, the selected law student (first-year students are not eligible) intern will work under the mentorship of faculty, research scholars, and visiting fellows at the Rutgers Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience. 

FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP & ACADEMIC SUPPORT


THE THOMAS AND CYNTHIA ROSICKI DISABILITY FUND
This fund was established in 2013 by Touro Law Center alumnus Thomas Rosicki ’97 and his wife Cynthia. The Fund is to be utilized as needed to meet reasonable accommodations for one or more students with a disability. At the discretion of the Law Center, interest income of the Fund can be utilized as a scholarship for a deserving student with a disability.

Law School Scholarship Databank

AccessLex Institute created a Law School Scholarship Databank to help law students and aspiring law students find and apply for scholarships that fit their interests and background. The Databank is a searchable database of 800 law school scholarships and writing competitions. 

In no event may scholarship awards exceed the cost of tuition for an academic year.