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All admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions process.

When You Apply to Rutgers Law, You Apply for Merit-Based Scholarships

No separate application is needed for merit-based scholarships. All returning law students can be considered for our other institutional scholarships by submitting the institutional scholarship application each year. These awards are based on a wide range of awarding criteria, including financial need, academic achievement, and area of legal interest. 

Full Listing of Camden Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship Award (Rutgers Law South Jersey). This is a need based scholarship awarded to enrolled second and third year students with input from the Alumni Scholarship Committee.

Archer Greiner Diversity Scholarship.  This award is based on academic merit and financial need with preference given to students from underrepresented minority groups.  It includes an opportunity for a paid summer position at the Law Firm of Archer & Greiner after the second year of law school and is funded by the Archer & Greiner Foundation.

Arthur E. Armitage Scholarship.  Established for students with demonstrated financial need, this scholarship was named after Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. who was a former South Jersey banker and real estate entrepreneur who in 1926, with a group of associates, established the proprietary institution which later became Rutgers School of Law-Camden.  This scholarship is supported by an endowment from the Class of 1930.

Bienstock Family Scholarship.  For full-time students based on academic merit, this scholarship was established by Terry S. Bienstock, Class of 1978, and his family.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­John S. Bleakly Scholarship.  A need based scholarship in memory of John Bleakly, this scholarship is awarded through a Charitable Trust Fund overseen by the Southwest Florida Foundation.  John Bleakly worked in insurance in Philadelphia and lived in the South Jersey community.

Judge Francis J. Bloustein Scholarship.  Presented in memory of Judge Francis J. Bloustein who was the brother of a former Rutgers University president, this is a need based scholarship.

The Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award.  Bunche fellowships provide a $15,000 stipend plus tuition remission for as many as two years to exceptional, new, full-time students with backgrounds of substantial educational or cultural disadvantage.  Established in 1979, this fellowship is named after Ralph Johnson Bunche, the African-American statesman, Nobel Peace laureate, and 1949 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Rutgers.

Clarence E. Case Scholarship.  Financial need and academic merit are considered with this scholarship which was established by friends of Clarence Case as a memorial to the former Chief Justice of the Court of Errors and Appeals in New Jersey.  Case was also an Associate Justice of the N.J. Supreme Court and a leader on the bench and at the bar.

Fred Chandler Scholarship.  Created by Donald P. Lan, Jr. to honor Fred C. Chandler, Jr., who taught at Rutgers School of Law-Camden for 32 years, this award is to provide financial assistance to students with academic merit and financial need.

Chicago Title Insurance Company.   This need based scholarship was established in 1983 as the Lawyers Clinton Scholarship with a name change in 1987 to Chicago Title Insurance.

Roger William Clark Scholarship.  For residents of the State of California with academic merit and/or financial need, this scholarship was established by Roger W. Clark, Class of 1978.

Camden Law Class of 1973 Scholarship.  Designed to assist students in need of financial aid, this award was established by the Class of '73.

Class of 1974 Scholarship.  Established by the Class of '74 in honor of their 35th reunion, this scholarship is for students with academic merit and financial need.

Class of 1975 Scholarship.  For students with academic merit and financial need, this award was made possible by the Class of '75 in honor of their 35th reunion.

Class of 1979 Scholarship.  Established to provide financial support, this award is based on academic merit and financial need and was created by a group of alumni in honor of their 30th reunion.

Camden Class of 1983 Scholarship.  Supported by an endowment that is funded by members of the Class of 1983, this scholarship is awarded for academic performance and financial need.

Class of 1986 Scholarship.  Established through the contributions of the Class of 1986, this scholarship is designed to provide support for students with financial need.

Dean’s Merit Scholarship.  Every admitted student is considered for a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.  These awards are offered to students with a history of achievement and academic excellence who show great promise for the study of law.  Grants range from $3,000 to full tuition and may last for your entire career at the law school.

Russell N. Fairbanks Scholarship.  Designed to attract and retain students who demonstrate outstanding academic talent and financial need, this fund was established to honor Russ Fairbanks, former Dean of the Law School.

Edwin & Helen Farrell Scholarship.  To be awarded to an incoming student with past academic accomplishment and potential to contribute to the intellectual and community spirit of the law school, this scholarship was established through the estate of Helen S. Farrell.

Scott Evan Flack Memorial Scholarship.  This endowed scholarship was established by the Class of 1985 in celebration of its 10th year reunion and is designed to provide assistance to students with financial need whose academic record displays a high potential for contributing to the intellectual climate of the law school.

N. Thomas Foster Memorial Scholarship.  To commemorate Former Camden City Attorney N. Thomas Foster, a 1976 graduate of Rutgers-Camden Law School, and his life accomplishments, this scholarship was created by the Black Law Students Association who raised funds for a scholarship program in Mr. Foster's name to benefit minority students with demonstrated financial need.

Domenic J. Gattuso Scholarship.  Established by a bequest gift from the Estate of Domenic J. Gattuso who was a graduate of the College of South Jersey with a Bachelor of Law, served in the US Army during WWII, was a member of the N.J. State Bar Association and was the First Assistant Prosecutor in Gloucester County.

Frederick W. Gibbs Scholarship.  This endowed scholarship is established by Frederick W. Gibbs, Class of 1989, to provide financial assistance to students with demonstrated academic merit.

G. Christopher Griner Program International Law.  This endowment provides for a scholarship in the area of international law and is awarded to students based on academic merit in the area of international law.

Hagner Scholarship.  Established by Thomas J. Hagner, this award is for students with academic merit who have financial need with preference given to students with a documented disability.

Barry & Karen Hamerling Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit. 

Anna M. Harrahill Scholarship.  Established to provide assistance to women who after satisfactorily completing their first year of law school find it difficult to continue their studies unless they receive financial aid. Students do not have to have top grades but must show they are willing and qualified to continue their studies.

Dean George Stiles Harris Scholarship.  Established in 1962 from an endowment, this award is presented in memory of George S. Harris who served as Dean of Rutgers-Newark Law School.

Horizon Scholarship.  This scholarship was established by members of the Class of '78 to provide financial assistance to students with financial need.

Raymond J. Jubanyik Memorial Scholarship.  Established to honor the memory of Raymond J. Jubanyik, Esq., who passed away January of 1985 and was a member of the class of '34 at the South Jersey Law School, this scholarship is for students with demonstrated financial need.

William S. Kulp Jr. Memorial Scholarship.  Established in 1980, this award is supported with annual income from an endowment created under the terms of Mr. Kulp's Last Will and Testament to support students with outstanding academic accomplishment and service to the law school community.

Philip Levin Scholarship.  For entering students, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential capacity of public service through the law.  The award was established in 1973 with a gift from Janice Levin in memory of her husband.

Honorable Thomas M. Madden Scholarship.  Established by the law firm of Madden, Madden & Del Duca to honor the memory of the late Honorable Thomas M. Madden who was a loyal alumnus of the South Jersey Law School and was instrumental in assuring its continued existence and growth to become a leading public law school, this scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit and/or financial need.

James & Sharon Maida Scholarship.  James Maida is a 1990 graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Camden and is president and CEO of Gaming Labs International, LLC. Sharon Maida is a graduate of the Rutgers Doctoral Program in education and is a national leader in the field of orientation and mobility, specializing in cane travel skills with blind children.  This scholarship provides financial assistance to students of the highest quality scholastically who lack financial funding. 

Senator Joseph A. Maressa Endowed Scholarship.  This scholarship was established by Joseph A. Maressa, Jr., Esq. in honor of his late father Joseph A. Maressa, Sr., a 1952 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden.  In 1972, Joseph Maressa, was elected to the NJ State Senate, for the Fourth Legislative district and was selected as Majority Whip and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  This award provides financial assistance to students of academic merit who are residents of and have attended high school in Southern New Jersey and are registered and have exercised their right to vote.

Judge Joshua W. Martin, III Endowed Scholarship.  Judge Joshua W. Martin, III is a 1974 graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Camden, had a distinguished career as a Delaware Superior Court Judge for eight years and made this scholarship possible through his service to SCANA Corporation as a member of the Board of Directors.  A long-time advocate for diversity in the legal profession, Judge Martin's scholarship will enhance diversity at the law school and will give preference to students from underrepresented minority populations with academic merit and financial need.

Judge Edward V. Martino Scholarship.  This scholarship was established in accordance with the terms of the Last Will and Testament of Edward V. Martino, a member of the Class of '30 in the South Jersey Law School. Recipients must be resident of Camden County, NJ, and show academic achievement and financial need.

John B. Miles Memorial Scholarship.  Established by the members of the Class of 1973 to honor the memory of John B. Miles, Esq., this award is based on academic merit with preference given to students with a documented disability.

Kathy Stephanie Morrissey Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit and was established by Mrs. Helen K. Morrissey in memory of her daughter Kathy Stephanie Morrissey who was a graduate of the law school in 1982.

Samuel Moskowitz-Sidney Schlesinger Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to students with excellent scholastic records and was established to honor the memory of the late Samuel Moskowitz, Esq., who practiced law in Hudson County, NJ, and Mr. Sidney Schlesinger who presided over an independent chain of retail clothing stores in northern New Jersey.

The Honorable Thomas Muccifori Scholarship.  This scholarship is based on academic merit and/or financial need and was established by Thomas. A. Muccifori, class of 1986, to honor the memory of his father, the late Honorable Thomas Muccifori.  Judge Muccifori was a 1953 graduate of Rutgers-Newark and in 1966 was appointed a judge on the Superior Court of New Jersey, the then youngest appointee in the New Jersey judiciary. 

New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation, Inc. September 11, 2001 Law Scholarship.  This annual scholarship is to commemorate the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon Building and the airline crash in Somerset, Pa.  The funds are for students who are or were dependent children of New Jersey residents who died as a direct result of the terrorist acts that day.

Daniel J. & Victoria J. Phelan Endowed Scholarship.  This endowed scholarship was established by Daniel J. (Class of '78) and Victoria J. Phelan, to provide financial assistance to students based on academic merit.

Deborah Michael Richards  Memorial Family Law Scholarship.  This award is for students with senior or prospective senior status who have demonstrated academic excellence in the Family Law curriculum as well as their overall academic standing.  Applicants are required to draft an essay on a topic in Family Law.  The scholarship is named in loving memory of Deborah Michael Richards (1983 graduate of the law school), beloved daughter of David and Elizabeth Richards.

Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship.  Based on academic merit, financial need and a proven commitment to community involvement and public service, this endowed
scholarship was established by the family and friends of Judge Rodriguez to recognize and honor his life and career.

Carol and Zev Rose Scholarship.  Based on academic merit and financial need, this award was established by M. Zev Rose.

Brian & Cheryl Rothman Scholarship.  Established by Brian S. and Cheryl Kramer Rothman, both 1982 graduates of the Law School, this scholarship is for New Jersey residents based on academic merit.

Samuel Rubin Scholarship.  This scholarship is for students with academic achievement and was established in 1958 by Mr. Samuel Rubin, a friend of the University and its law schools.

Seltzer-Lempert Memorial Scholarship.  Established to honor the memories of both Charles Zachary Seltzer, Esq., (Class of 1932) and his wife Sarah (nee Lempert) Seltzer, this scholarship is for students with financial need.

Ruth Shulman Kott Scholarship.  This scholarship is for students with financial need and was established by David R. Kott, a graduate of the law school.

Earnest A. Spinello, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.  For students with academic achievement, this scholarship was established to honor the memory of Ernest A. Spinello, Jr., a 1986 graduate of Rutgers-Camden, by his widow Camille Spinello Andrews, class of 1986, and her husband Robert E. Andrews.

Charles Stamler Scholarship.  For third year law students with good academic standing, this scholarship was established in 1979 by Terry S. Herst in memory of her father, Charles J. Stamler, who graduated from the Newark Law School in 1909.

Deborah Mallay Stoffer Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship was established in 1960 by a bequest from David Stoffer, a former member of the Newark Law faculty, in memory of his daughter.  It is designed to support students who are in need of financial assistance and have shown academic accomplishments.

Robin L. Wiessman Endowed Scholarship.  Robin L. Wiessman, a '78 graduate of the law school, established this fund to award based on academic achievement and financial need.  Ms. Wiessman served as Pennsylvania State Treasurer from 2007 to 2009 and was founding principal and president of Artemis Capital Group from 1990 to 1999, the leading women-owned investment banking firm in the U.S.

Michael Young Scholarship.  This scholarship is for second and third year students who prepare and teach a course in Constitutional Law to Camden high school students.  Recipients are selected by the program administrator.