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Donor-Funded Non-Scholarship Endowments

Non-scholarship endowed funds enhance the quality of a Duquesne education in many ways. These funds range from endowed chairs and programs to resource funds assisting students with educational expenses other than tuition. Click on the listings below for descriptions of these funds.

Fund name beginning with: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Non-Scholarship Endowed Funds by Schools and Departments

School of Law

Appellate Moot Court Endowed Fund
Created by Mark Yochum, Esq., this fund supports moot court activities. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Basial Endowed Student Resource Fund
Created by John P. Basial, this fund assists students who meet the need requirements with ancillary educational expenses. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Billock Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
Established by the Estate of William B. Billock, this fund assists Duquesne Law Alumni with repayment of their student loans, provided they work in public interest areas. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Ronald R. Davenport Endowed Fund
Created by Nicholas Cafardi and Kellen McClendon, this fund provides tuition and other assistance to African-American law students who exemplify the commitment that Ronald Davenport demonstrated throughout his life to opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

DeNardo Fund for Excellence in Law
Created by Joseph W. DeNardo, this fund supports the academic programs within the School of Law. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Adrien B. and H. Arnold Gefsky Endowed Student Resource Fund
Created by Adrien B. and H. Arnold Gefsky, this fund is awarded to a law student to assist with ancillary educational expenses. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Abraham and Anna Helman Memorial Prize Endowment
Created by Rabbi Leonard A. Helman, this fund is awarded to the editor and/or members of the Duquesne Law Review. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Law Alumni Association Endowed Bar Preparation Fund
Created by the Law Alumni Association, this fund supports an adjunct faculty position to assist students with their bar preparation courses and materials. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Law Alumni Association Endowed Career Services Fund
Created by the Law Alumni Association, this fund supports the Law School's Career Services Office in programming and events for students and alumni. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Endowed Student Resource Fund
Created by Jerome Mansmann, Esq. in memoy of Carol Los Mansmann, this fund is awarded to recipients of the Mansmann Scholarship to assist with ancillary educational expenses. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Bernard and Katherine McGinley Endowed Public Service Law Fellowship
Created by John R. McGinley, this is awarded to Law students who meet the merit requirements in order for them to work in public service law fellowship positions in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

John R. and Marie McGinley and John R. McGinley, Jr. Endowed Public Service Law Fellowship
Created by John R. McGinley, this is awarded to Law students who meet the merit requirements in order for them to work in public service law fellowship positions in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Pelaez Research and Writing Center Endowment
Created by an anonymous donor in honor of Alfred Pelaez, this fund supports the Pelaez Research and Writing Center. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Bridget Pelaez Endowed Student Resource Fund
Created by Alfred Pelaez in memory of Bridget Pelaez, this fund assists students enrolled in the School of Law to offset ancillary educational expenses. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law
Created by Cyril and Sigrid Wecht, this fund is intended to be used in establishing and supporting an institute of forensic science in the Duquesne University School of Law. Administrator: Provost.

Katie Westbrook Endowed Award for Trial Advocacy
Created by many generous donors, this is awarded to outstanding trial advocacy students as determined by the trial advocacy faculty. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

Susan H. Wilkie Award Fund
Established by the law firm of Feldstein Grinberg Stein and McKee, this fund is awarded to a graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best reflects the qualities of fairness and commitment to the practice, which Susan H. Wilkie epitomized in her professional and personal life. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.

J. Alfred Wilner Award
Created by Ruth Wilner, this fund is awarded to a graduate of the Evening Division of the School of Law who, in the opinion of the faculty, displays general scholastic excellence. Administrator: Dean of the School of Law.