Diversity Scholarships

New Scholarships!

Theodore T. Jones, Jr. Fellowship: Established in memory of Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr. ’72, ’07HON, who built a thriving legal career that took him to the heights of public service on the New York State Court of Appeals, this fellowship provides black students with support over and above their other merit scholarship, including: books; a laptop computer and printer; a summer preparatory program; a 1L paid internship; funding to attend the annual National Black Law Student Association annual conference; and special access to alumni and academic support.

Aequitas Scholarship: Named after the Latin concept of justice and fairness and the root of the modern English word “equity,” this partial scholarship is awarded to incoming students of color.

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Our longtime full-tuition Ron Brown Scholarship Program offers students who have overcome economic, social, or educational disadvantage as well as the various endowed scholarships that alumni and friends have established to build and sustain a more diverse and inclusive St. John’s Law.

Endowed Scholarships

Charles Lionel Keller '29 Scholarship
Established by Ralph Carter '14, Darryl Gibbs '00, and Michael Henry '97 and supported by Law School alumni, the fund provides partial scholarships to St. John's Law students with preference given to Black or Hispanic males.
 

Hon. Randall T. Eng ’72, ’16HON and Pauline Leong Eng, M.D. Scholarship
Established by Hon. Randall T. Eng ’72, ’16HON and Pauline Leong Eng, M.D., to provide partial scholarships to St. John's Law students with preference given to Asian-American students.
 

Fannell Family Scholarship
Established by Jeff Fannell ‘96 to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.  Preference is given to African-American students with financial need and academic excellence, with a further preference for students with demonstrated interest in labor and employment law who are active leaders in the law school and/or other community.
 

Garcia-Hasluck ‘85 Family Scholarship
Established by Elisa D. Garcia C. ‘85 and John Hasluck ‘85 to provide partial scholarships to students at St. John’s Law.  Preference is given to female Hispanic first generation college graduate candidates who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to serving their community.
 

Juan C. Gonzalez ‘01 Family Scholarship
Established by Juan C. Gonzalez ‘01 to provide partial scholarships to St. John Law students.  Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic excellence who are of Latino heritage and have an interest in intellectual property law.
 

Honorable Theodore T. Jones, Jr. ‘72 Memorial Scholarship
The fund established in Judge Jones' memory provides partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students. Preference is given to students of color who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or have demonstrated interest in public service.
 

Sui-Wah Li Lou Memorial Scholarship
Established by Peter Lou in memory of his wife, the Sui-Wah Li Lou Memorial Scholarship provides full scholarships to St. John's Law students pursuing careers in the public interest.  Preference is given to Chinese-American students with a commitment to serving the Chinese immigrant community in the greater New York area.
 

Carl H. Madsen Scholarship
Established by the family of Carl H. Madsen ‘46 to provide partial scholarships to African-American students, preferably from the Virgin Islands.
 

Ike Stephen Okoli, Esq. ‘07 Scholarship
Established by Ijeoma “Ije” Ekwueme-Okoli in memory of her brother, Ike Stephen Okoli ‘07.  The fund provides partial scholarships to students active in the Black Law Student Association who demonstrate the qualities of service to fellow students, leadership in the law school, and mentorship within the law school community and beyond law school.
 

Basil A. Paterson Memorial Scholarship
Established by National Grid Foundation in memory of Basil A. Paterson ‘48C, ‘51L, ‘79HON to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.  Preference is given to students who personify the ideals of Basil A. Paterson.  Students will be in good academic standing with a GPA higher than 2.5; have an interest in labor and employment law as demonstrated by coursework or participation in symposia or authoring a paper on a current labor law topic.
 

Hon. Reinaldo E. Rivera Scholarship
Established by Hon. Reinaldo E. Rivera ‘76, ‘06HON to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.  Preference is given to second or third year students who meet the following criteria (in priority order):  members of the Marine Corps, Army, or other branch of the U.S. Military; students of Hispanic ancestry; students with an aptitude in trial or appellate advocacy, and students in good academic standing.
 

Cora Walker Memorial Scholarship
Established by Cora T. Walker ‘45CBA, ‘46L, ‘92HON to enhance diversity, the fund provides partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.
 

Professor Kenneth Wang Scholarship
Established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Professor Kenneth Wang ‘57, ‘78HON, a member of the St. John’s Law faculty who taught international law, contracts, and corporations. Professor Wang was the first Asian-American law professor in New York State. He participated in the White House Conference on International Law and International Cooperation in 1964. The fund provides partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.
 

London Family Scholarship
Established by Bernard London, Jr. '77 to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students with preference given to first-generation Americans.
 

Frank and Ellen Corrigan Memorial Scholarship
Established by John F. Corrigan '68, the son of Frank and Ellen Corrigan, to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students. Special consideration is given to students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants to the United States.
 

Marie A. Beary '44 Esq. Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Marie A. Beary '44 by daughter Roberta Marie Beary '78, and supported by family and friends, the fund provides partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students. Preference is given to women law students and if feasible, recent immigrants or daughters of immigrants.
 

Chun Family Scholarship
Established by Lisa Chun ‘00 to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.
 

Philip J. McManus, Esq. Scholarship
Established by Philip J. McManus '68C, '72L to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.
 

Hon. Charles B. Rangel '60, '83HON Scholarship
Established by Hon. Charles B. Rangel '60, '83HON to provide partial scholarships to St. John’s Law students.  Preference is given to Black students.