2013-2014 Academic Year
Application for Endowed Scholarships

Application Deadline - May 17, 2013 by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

NOTE: This application lists information on endowed scholarships at UNH School of Law that are anticipated to be available for the upcoming academic year.

The actual awarding of any specific endowed scholarship for the upcoming academic year is not guaranteed at this date, as the funds for these scholarships are generated through investments and the final income amount is not known at this time.

In the event that the investment income generated for a specific endowed scholarship for disbursement for the upcoming academic year is insufficient to fund the award, the scholarship will not be awarded.

If you are interested in the Winnie McLaughlin Women's Scholarship you DO NOT need to fill out this online form. Just download the Application here.

Named for Agnes Winifred McLaughlin, the first woman admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, this scholarship was established by UNH Law and the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association. It is awarded to a female student entering the second year at UNH Law who has demonstrated a commitment to community service focused on advancing women in society, and demonstrated academic achievement.

For all other Endowed Scholarships please fill out the below form.

Full Legal Name
Current Mailing Address
Contact - phone numbers (000-000-0000)
  • Applicant's Marital Status

  • Number of Applicant's Dependent Children
Grade Level During the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Undergraduate School
Previous Graduate/Professional School (if applicable)

Indicate Your Scholarship Interest

Please let us know what scholarships you are interested in and why you qualify.

Please review the criteria for the specific award and indicate the scholarship(s) that you believe you are eligible to be considered for.

For each scholarship you are interested in, please provide a brief paragraph explaining why you believe you qualify for that scholarship.

If you are chosen to be the recipient of an Endowed Scholarship, the Financial Aid Office will contact you under separate cover and the award will be listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter for the upcoming year.

Ralph H. Baer Family Patent Scholarship
  • The Ralph Baer Family Scholarship fund recognizes the life achievement of inventor and UNH School of Law Honorary Degree Recipient Ralph Baer, HD '07, and shall provide an annual award to one or more students studying patent law with a focus on electronics.

Stanley M. Brown Scholarship
  • The Stanley M. Brown Scholarship was established with a gift from his son, The Honorable Kenneth C. Brown, JD '78, and a current member of the Board of Trustees. This scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more UNH Law students who are New Hampshire residents at the time of their acceptance to UNH Law and who graduated from a New Hampshire public high school. This award will be applied to tuition and fees.

Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship
  • Named after a professor and former director of the law clinics, this award is given to a current student (2L or 3L) who demonstrates a dedicated commitment to social justice and public interest law, preparing for a career that advances social justice through course work combining legal knowledge with practical skills, project development, and exposure to practice models for the delivery of legal services.

Robert J. O'Connell Scholarship
  • The Robert J. O'Connell Scholarship will be awarded to one full-time JD student to offset the cost of tuition for one year.

The Rapee Scholarship
  • Friends and family of Doris Rapee established this scholarship, which will provide an award to one 2L or 3L female student who intends to pursue a career in the public sector. Preference is given to those interested in government service on the local, state, or federal level.

Gordon V. and Nancy B. Smith Scholarship
  • The Gordon V. and Nancy B. Smith Scholarship award is made annually to one or more UNH Law students beginning study within the IP curriculum. Preference will be given to a student from an ASEAN nation: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar or Cambodia. In the event no qualified student is identified in a particular year, the award will be made to any qualified international student. It is hoped that the recipient will return to his or her country to practice or work.

Trustees' Opportunity Scholarship
  • Awarded annually to one or more UNH Law students who demonstrate financial need and are considered by the law school to be a part of a diverse population. This award will be applied to tuition and fees.

Douglas J. Wood Chairman's Scholarship
  • These scholarships are funded from a donation by Douglas J. Wood, 1976 alumnus and former chairman of the Board of UNH Law, through a gift he received for distinguished service to a client. Wood Scholars are selected from rising 2Ls who did not receive Merit Scholarships upon matriculation and who have demonstrated academic excellence, keen writing ability and service to the law school.

  • I certify to the best of my knowledge that all information in this application is accurate, and given for the purpose of seeking a scholarship.

    I understand that any false or misleading statement(s) may be the basis for denial of a scholarship and may be the subject of an honor code violation.

All communications to:

Lynda Troy
Institutional Advancement Coordinator
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-513-5181

Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of New Hampshire School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, ethnicity, disability, marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation in its admissions policies, programs, or activities. Inquiries regarding UNH School of Law's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Two White Street, Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541