THE LITCHFIELD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

Each year, the Litchfield County Bar Association accepts applications for two (2) scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000.00, to potentially be awarded to students from the Litchfield Judicial District who are planning to attend, or are currently attending, an accredited law school and who meet the scholarship criteria.  These scholarships are awarded in memory of the late Attorney Catherine Roraback and the late Attorney Thomas F. Wall, Sr., longtime members of the LCBA and pioneers in the practice of law in Litchfield County.  The LCBA is not obligated to award these scholarships on an annual basis.  Recipients of the award are required to attend one LCBA meeting after Law School to talk about their experience.

 

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are planning to attend, or are currently attending, an accredited law school and who, in the judgment of the Litchfield County Bar Association Scholarship Committee, has met the following criteria:

·       Proof of enrollment in an accredited law school;

·       Is a resident of the Litchfield Judicial District (Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted; Woodbury and Watertown residents may also apply as they have the option of filing matters in either the Litchfield or Waterbury judicial districts).

·       Has demonstrated excellent academic achievement; and

·       Has exhibited qualities of leadership, commitment to public service through volunteer or other activities, and good moral character.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION

To apply for the Litchfield County Bar Association Scholarship, please submit the following documents:

·       A fully completed Application form (below);

·       Proof of enrollment in an accredited law school;

·       A copy of college/university transcript and a copy of law school transcript; and

·       A current resume or curriculum vitae.

 

Your completed application must be submitted to the Litchfield County Bar Association Scholarship Committee on or before April 15th of the applicable year and will be awarded at the LCBA’s Annual State of the Judicial District Meeting and Dinner in June.  Mail or email your completed application to:

LCBA Scholarship Committee

c/o Attorney Ruth Nadeau Dwyer

P.O. Box 815

Bantam, Connecticut 06750

Email: rdwyer@ackerlybrown.com


 

APPLICATION

 

Applicant’s Full Name:            _____________________________________________________________

Applicant’s Home Address:            _____________________________________________________________

 

Applicant’s Current Address:            _____________________________________________________________

(if different from above)

 

Applicant’s Home Telephone: ____________________       

Applicant’s Cell Phone: __________________

 

Applicant’s Email Address:            _____________________________________________________________

 

Number of years Applicant has been a resident of the Litchfield Judicial District: ____________________

 

Name of College/University:            _____________________________________________________________

From Which Applicant Graduated/Will Graduate, Class Year, and Class Rank

 

Name of Law School You:            _____________________________________________________________

Plan to Attend/Are Attending, Class Year, and current Class Rank

 

Note: If necessary, you may use additional sheets to answer the questions below.

Why are you pursuing a law degree and what influences have motivated you to do so?

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What area(s) of the law are you most interested in studying and eventually practicing?  What are your career goals?

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To the extent such items are not listed on the resume you attach to your application, please state any academic awards, honors, scholarships, etc. you have received during your college and law school careers, as well as any extracurricular, community, and/or volunteer activities in which you take part.

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To the extent such items are not listed on the resume you attach to your application, please give your employment history (please include full time and part time jobs):

Employer                                            Type of Work/Job Title                                   Dates of Employment

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Please provide any other information about yourself that you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider when reviewing your application.  Feel free to comment on your circumstances if you feel doing so will provide information of value.

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I certify that all information submitted in this application, including this application form and all supplemental forms and documents provided, is factually true and honestly presented.  I further certify that by submitting this application, I believe that I meet the criteria for the Litchfield County Bar Association Scholarship.  I understand that any scholarship award may be revoked should the information I certified be false.  I hereby certify that I have been a resident of ____________, Connecticut for _________ years preceding the date of this application.

 

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Applicant’s Signature                                                                                                 Date