Endowed Funds

2013 Reimel Moot Court Competition

Gifts to support or establish endowed funds help to maintain the excellence that defines a Villanova Law education, as well as to help keep the Law School strong for future generations.  Villanova Law currently has numerous endowed funds that support scholarships and academic programs, including the Villanova Law Review and Moot Court.  There are many opportunities to establish new endowed funds that will benefit the Law School in perpetuity and provide legacy and naming opportunities for donors.

The principal of an endowed fund is invested as part of Villanova University’s endowment, and a percentage of the investment income is used to make annual awards.  A minimum gift of $100,000 is required to establish an endowed fund, and can be payable over several years.  For more information about Villanova Law’s existing endowed funds or establishing a new fund, please contact Colleen Belz Frascatore, Executive Director of Development and Campaign, at 610-519-7036 or colleen.frascatore@law.villanova.edu.

Below is a list of current endowed funds at Villanova Law.  We are grateful for the foresight and generosity of the donors who established these funds.

Arronson Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Arronson Foundation in memory of Jacob and Gertrude Arronson, this partial tuition scholarship provides financial support to Villanova Law students with demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1962—Thomas S. Forkin ’62 Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Thomas S. Forkin ’62, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1962 and family members and friends of Mr. Forkin.

Class of 1964 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1964, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1966 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1966, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1967 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1967, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1968 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1968, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1969 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1969, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1971 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1971, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1973 Scholarship
Made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1973, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1975—Randy L. Sebastian ’75 Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Randy L. Sebastian ’75, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of members of the Class of 1975, family members and friends of Mr. Sebastian, and the law firm MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

Class of 1984—John J. Morrissey ’84 Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of John J. Morrissey ’84, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mr. Morrissey’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morrissey, members of the Class of 1984, and friends.

Kenwyn M. Dougherty ’80 Scholarship
Made possible by a generous gift from Richard L. McMonigle ’80 and his family, along with additional support from classmates, friends and colleagues, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is named in memory of Mr. McMonigle’s late wife and classmate, Kenwyn M. Dougherty ’80, one of the first female managing partners in a major Philadelphia law firm, Post & Schell PC.  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

John J. Duffy ’62 Endowed Fund for Moot Court
Established by Seamus C. Duffy ’84 CLAS, ’87 VLS and his wife, Cathy, in honor of his father, John J. Duffy ’62, the fund supports students and faculty competing in external advocacy competitions through the Law School’s Moot Court Program.  John is a widely recognized and accomplished criminal trial lawyer in Pennsylvania and, as a student, competed for the winning team of the Law School’s Second Annual Honorable Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition.  He also was named Best Oralist at the conclusion of the Competition’s Final Argument.

Stephen D. ’73 and Mary C. Ford Scholarship
Made possible by a generous gift from Stephen D. Ford ’73 and his wife, Mary C. Ford, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student.  Students will be considered for the Scholarship if they are (a) deserving of assistance because of academic merit and/or financial need, (b) residents of New England (this shall be interpreted to include candidates now residing in New England or who had a permanent residence in New England prior to attending college), and (c) demonstrate an interest in public interest legal work.

Joseph T. Kelley Endowed Scholarship
Established by Joseph T. Kelley, Jr. ’67 CLAS, ’70 VLS in memory of his father, Joseph T. Kelley, this three-year partial tuition scholarship provides financial support to Villanova Law students with demonstrated financial need.

Joseph C. Kohn Scholarship
Established by the late Harold E. Kohn, Esq., a nationally recognized antitrust lawyer who served as a member of Villanova Law School’s Board of Consultors from 1971 to 1999, this partial tuition scholarship, named in memory of Mr. Kohn’s father, Joseph C. Kohn, provides financial support to Villanova Law students with demonstrated financial need.

The Honorable John J. LaFalce ’64 Scholarship
Established through the generosity of The Honorable John J. LaFalce ’64 who served Western New York in the U.S. House of Representatives for 28 years, from 1975 through 2002, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student who is a resident of Erie, Niagara, Orleans or Monroe County in New York State, or a graduate of a college or university headquartered in one of these counties.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic qualifications, moral character and financial need.

Wyn Llewellyn Award

The Wyn Llewellyn Award is funded through a gift from his friends and family in his honor and is awarded to the winning team in the Villanova Law ABA Client Counseling Competition.

Douglas M. ’81 and Margaret Sherry ’81 Lurio Scholarship
Made possible by a generous gift from Douglas M. Lurio ’81, and his wife and classmate, Margaret Sherry Lurio ’81, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Philadelphia law firm Lurio & Associates, P.C., this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Francis E. McGill ’56 Scholarship
Named in honor of Francis E. McGill ’56 by his classmate Arthur J. Kania ’56 and his wife, Angela, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need, with preference based on one of more of the following criteria: graduation from the University of Scranton; graduation from St. Joseph's Preparatory School; an intent to return home as a general practitioner; a strong leaning toward concentration in an estates or real estate practice.

Memorial Scholarship
This three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit.  The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the many individuals and organizations that have made memorial gifts to the Law School in honor of deceased alumni, faculty, staff, family members and friends.

Minority Alumni Society Book Scholarship
Established by the Villanova Law Minority Alumni Society to help defray the cost of law books and other educational expenses, this scholarship is awarded annually to Villanova Law students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.  The scholarship was established especially to assist minority students who have achieved academically in the face of significant cultural, social or economic obstacles.

Patrick J. O’Connor ’67 Scholarship
Named in honor of Patrick J. O’Connor ’67, Vice Chairman of the law firm Cozen O’Connor, this three-year partial scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of outstanding scholastic achievement and financial need, with preference given to a student from a single parent home.  The scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. O’Connor’s family and friends, including the late Arthur G. Raynes, James F. Mundy, and Merry T. O’Donnell and The Maneely Fund, and continues to be generously supported by Mr. O’Connor and his wife, Marie.

Harold Gill Reuschlein Scholarship
Established by Arthur J. Kania ’56, a member of the Law School’s first class, and his wife, Angela, in honor of the Law School’s Founding Dean Harold Gill Reuschlein, this partial tuition scholarship is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and financial need.

Marcella C. Reuschlein Scholarship
Named in honor of Marcella C. Reuschlein, beloved wife of the Law School’s Founding Dean Harold Gill Reuschlein, this partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years on the basis of academic merit and financial need to an incoming first-year law student who is attempting to raise a family while in law school.  The scholarship was established by Arthur J. Kania ’56 and his wife, Angela, and the late Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 and his wife, Veronica.

Brenda Joan Ruggiero ’88 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Arlene Ruggiero in memory of their daughter Brenda Joan Ruggiero, a member of the Class of 1988, this two-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded to a rising second-year law student every two years on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Minerva Schultz Scholarship
Established by The Honorable Sandra Schultz Newman ’72, the first woman elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in honor of her mother, Minerva Schultz, this three-year partial tuition scholarship is awarded every three years to an incoming first-year law student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

The Reverend Joseph Ullman Award
The Reverend Joseph Ullman Award is given to students who attain the highest grade in Criminal Law.  The prize was given by Jacob Kossman, Esq. in memory of the Reverend Joseph Ullman, a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

David E. Worby ’76 Scholarship
Established by noted New York Trial Attorney David E. Worby ’76, this partial tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a rising third-year law student who has distinguished him or herself in trial advocacy courses and/or moot court competition.

 

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