Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship

Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship promotes the practice of federal law by awarding a scholarship of $5,000 to a law student attending an ABA accredited law school. The scholarship is named in honor of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association past president and founder of the Fellows program, Robert A. McNew, who also served as president of the FBA and a director of the Federal Bar Building Corporation. Bob has been an active member of the FBA for more than 30 years and continues to support the Foundation in his retirement.

The scholarship is awarded to a current law student who is a Federal Bar Association law student associate member in good standing. Applicants must exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives as demonstrated in application materials. Applicants must submit an application, a personal essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation (these may include a letter from a professor). An award will be based on student participation in the FBA, law school, community activities, and academic achievement.

The deadline to submit the scholarship application and the required documentation to the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is announced each year at the opening of the application window. You may submit the application via e-mail to foundation@fedbar.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is a chartered non-profit foundation with an IRS designation as a 501(c)(3)charitable organization. The foundation's mission is to promote and support legal research and education, advance the science of jurisprudence, facilitate the administration of justice, and foster improvements in the practice of federal law. Should you have any questions about the foundation or the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association at (571) 481-9100 or via email at foundation@fedbar.org.

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