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Judith A. Kasdan Memorial Scholarship

Application for the Judith A. Kasdan Memorial Scholarship at Duquesne Law School

Judith A. Kasdan (1946-2013) graduated from Duquesne law school in 2003. Prior to law school, Judi taught at two Pittsburgh Public Schools, before staying at home to raise her three daughters. She had a great passion for helping others and returned to law school at age 53 to gain the tools and knowledge to better serve those in need. Following her graduation from law school, she became a public defender in Allegheny County. Judi also was a tireless community leader, serving as the President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Pittsburgh, volunteering her time to improve the children’s waiting room at the Allegheny County’s Family Court Division and helping victims of domestic violence, amongst other worthy projects.

Her family is establishing a scholarship in her memory to provide financial support to a Duquesne law student who meets the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates significant financial need;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to public service and social justice;
  • Will add racial and/or ethnic diversity to the class (preferred, not required);
  • Is a non-traditional student (preferred, not required).

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT VIA EMAIL TO arimotomercers@duq.edu:

  • A personal statement (500 word limit) explaining the applicant’s commitment to public service and social justice, financial need or hardship and any other information that explains why the applicant is a good candidate for the scholarship.
  • Resume
  • A list of 2 references (including name, relationship to applicant, phone number and e-mail address).

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 15, 2014


ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 3, 2014


LSAC Diversity Committee Writing Competition

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:  May 1, 2014


Armstrong County Bar Association Scholarship

For Armstrong County residents. Information and Application can be found at:http://www.accfound.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/scholarship-funds/the-armstrong-county-bar-association-scholarship/

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 15, 2014


Mahoning County Bar Association Scholarship

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 23, 2014


Erie County Bar Association - Chief Justice Samual J. Roberts Scholarship

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:  May 31, 2014


Westmoreland Bar Foundation- multiple Scholarships

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:  JUne 18, 2014

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