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USF School of Law Scholarships

Generous donations from alumni help fund USF scholarships. Students must meet specific criteria established by the donors. The recipients are typically selected by an alumni or donor committee.

Application Window: April 7 - 27th at 5:00 p.m., 2015

Dean's Office Scholarships:

Continuing Law Students:

Bretzlaff Scholarship

An award designated to assist a needy, full-time law student from the state of Nevada or Hawaii to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship is funded by the Bretzlaff Foundation. The 2015-16 Bretzlaff application is here.

Arthur C. Zief Jr. Scholarship Program

Multiple scholarships for deserving, needy law students, established by Arthur C. Zief Sr., Class of 1947, in honor of his son, Arthur C. Zief Jr. These scholarships are awarded to continuing students who make significant non-curricular contributions to the USF School of Law. The 2015-16 Zief application is here.

Alumni-Funded Scholarships:

John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of John Flynn, who was an alumnus of Stanford and a distinguished member of the San Francisco Maritime Bar. The scholarship will be awarded to a USF School of Law student with an interest in maritime law. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. 

Daniel Levine Cook Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a grant from the Daniel Levine Cook Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, upon recommendation of David, Phyllis, and Anne Cook, in loving memory of Daniel Cook, Class of 1992. This scholarship is for a Jewish law student with financial need who shows academic promise. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M.

Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship established by classmates and friends of Douglas Michael Raskin, Class of 1987, who died in 1994 at the age of 33 while climbing Mount Fuji in Japan. The scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student who exemplifies the spirit of adventure, sense of humor, love of life, and caring for others exhibited by Douglas Raskin. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. 

Agnes O'Brien Smith Scholarship

Agnes O'Brien Smith Scholarship is awarded to second- and third-year law students based on financial need, academic scholarship, leadership, and community service. O'Brien Smith, Class of 1941, was an admired jurist and lawyer. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M.

Phillips Spallas & Angstadt Scholarship

This scholarship is a demonstration of Phillips Spallas & Angstadt's commitment to diversity in the workplace and the value a diverse workforce brings to society as a whole. The scholarship is awarded to a second or third year student. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. 

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Daniel Curtin, Jr. '57, who was an internationally known land use practitioner, former city attorney, and teacher and mentor to countless land use attorneys and planners. Mr. Curtin's family, friends and colleagues have established this fund to support a scholarship or summer stipend for a student in an unpaid or low paid position at a law firm, government agency, or non-public agency working in land use or municipal law. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M.

John Scully Memorial Trust Scholarship

Established in memory of John C. Scully ’91 who was killed in the 101 California Street mass shooting on July 1, 1993, while shielding his wife from gunfire. The fund was established by John’s classmates, his wife, Michelle Scully Hobus ‘92, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Neil Scully. The scholarship celebrates John’s passion for the ocean and outdoors. Please complete the application form and submit the required materials by Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:00 P.M.

New First Year Law Students:

Women Lawyers Council Scholarship

The Women Lawyers Council awards this scholarship to an entering first year transitional student who has been out of school for a continuous five-year period prior. Apply for the Women Lawyers Council Scholarship here.

External Scholarships:

There are a variety of scholarships awarded by outside agencies, which have their own applications procedures, criteria, and deadlines.  Please click here to view the external scholarship webpage.

For more information about contributing to these scholarships or establishing a new fund, please contact Erica Levison in the law school's Office of Development at (415) 422-5457 or by email at lawdevelopment@usfca.edu.