Delaware Scholarships
Delaware Donor Scholarships for Academic Year 2014/15

All completed applications must be returned to the financial aid office by March 24, 2014. To be considered for "need based" scholarships, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://fafsa.ed.gov

Note: Scholarship forms offered on this page for download are offered in PDF format.

Dean Alfred Avins Memorial Scholarship
The Dean Alfred Avins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rising third year RD or ED student from each campus with the highest combined GPA in Constitutional Law I & II. No Application needed.

pdf iconThe Bank of America Scholarship (.pdf)
Awarded annually to an economically disadvantaged resident of Wilmington, Delaware. If a student cannot be identified who is a resident of Wilmington, the scholarship may be awarded to an economically disadvantaged student from the state of Delaware. 2012-13 award amount was $20,000.00.

pdf iconHoward M. Berg Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to full-time law students at the DE campus who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, character and service to the law school.

pdf iconE. Wallace Chadwick Scholarships (.pdf)
Available to 2RD, 3RD, 2ED, 3ED and 4ED students. Awards are made to students who grew up in and maintain a substantial connection to Delaware County, Pennsylvania and have participated in community service.

pdf iconHarvey Alan Chernoff Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to a student at the DE campus who excels in Constitutional Law, demonstrates financial need and maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrates an interest in the pursuit of pro-bono representation service.

The Esther F. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to the DE campus student with the highest combined average in Evidence and Criminal Procedure. No Application needed.

pdf iconThe Honorable Joseph W. De Furia Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to a 3RD or 4ED DE campus student. Selection is based on academic achievement, service to the Law School and demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with people.

pdf iconThe Delaware Association Of Lawyers' Spouses Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 2RD, 2ED, 3RD, 3ED and 4ED students. Selection is based on an overall GPA equal to or greater than a 2.3 and a demonstrated contribution of law-related service to the Delaware community.

pdf iconThe Honorable William Duffy Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 3RD and 4ED DE campus students. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit, with eligible students holding a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference is to be given to a student who works or volunteers in one of the Widener University School of Law clinics, or is currently active as a volunteer in a community service or nonprofit organization. Current and previous recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship each year.

pdf iconHoward And Nancy Finkelman Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to MARRIED 2ED, 3ED and 4ED students. Selection based on financial need, an overall GPA of above a 2.0-3.0. You must have successfully completed Evidence and at least one elective in Trial Advocacy.

pdf iconHoney F. Golby Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 3RD or 4ED DE campus students. Selection is based on financial need, school and community activities, and demonstrated scholastic achievement.

pdf iconZelda Herrmann Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Zelda Herrmann Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a female JD student attending the Delaware campus in their 3rd or 4th year who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, significant traits of leadership and is likely to make a substantial pro bono contribution as a practicing attorney. Students in the regular or extended division may apply.

pdf iconThe Honorable Ned L. Hirsh Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 2ED, 3ED or 4ED students. Selection based on financial need, an overall cumulative GPA of above 2.0, and an interest in pursuing a career in Civil Litigation.

pdf iconFairfax Leary, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 3RD or 4ED students with a demonstrated interest in Commercial Law. Selection is based on demonstration of interest in the areas of commercial law, commercial transactions or banking, and an overall GPA of 2.5.

pdf iconPaul Isaac Leiter Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to extended division students. Selection based on demonstrated financial need and ability to perform in law school program.

pdf iconThe Thomas Lodge Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 2RD or 2ED student who has demonstrated commitment to the delivery of public interest legal services as demonstrated through community activities and employment prior to and during law school.

pdf iconThe James J. McEldrew Scholarship (.pdf)
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a JD student who is or has served in the U.S. Navy and / or U.S. Marines. Applicants may be a in the Regular or Extended Division entering their second, third or fourth year at the Delaware or Harrisburg campus and must be a current or honorably discharged member of the Navy or Marines. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8+.

pdf iconThe George K. Miller Scholarship (.pdf)
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a JD student who has overcome a personal or academic challenge and persevered in their studies while attending Widener Law (as witnessed and attested to by at least one Widener Law professor) during their first year of law school. Applicants must be a Regular or Extended Division student in their first year at the Delaware campus and a current New Jersey State resident who lived in NJ for at least one year prior to attending Widener Law. Applicants must also be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average of 2.0+) but not eligible for a merit based scholarship from Widener Law. Applications will be reviewed after spring grades are available.

pdf iconCharles P. Mirarchi, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to extended division students in good standing, perceived meritorious and exhibiting those special qualities which enable the student to work full-time while attending law school.

The Bruce M. & Elizabeth M. Monroe Intellectual Property Scholarship
Awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student who has demonstrated academic achievement in the following courses: Copyrights, Patent Law, Patent Practice and Unfair Trade Practices or similar future course offerings in intellectual property. No Application needed.

pdf iconThe William Prickett Corporate and Business Law Scholarship (.pdf)
Awarded to a JD student who has academically excelled in the study of corporate law and civil litigation. Applicants must be a Regular Division student with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 entering their third year at the Delaware campus. Applicants must be planning to take the DE Bar Exam upon graduation. The recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits/semester for the award year.

pdf iconDean Anthony Santoro Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 3RD or 4ED students. Selection based on high scholastic standing and demonstrated superior leadership abilities.

pdf iconThe Alexander V. Sarcione, Jr. Endowed Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to a DE campus student enrolled in the extended division. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit, with eligible students holding a minimum 3.00 GPA. Current and previous recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship each year.

pdf iconWilliam I. Schaffer Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to students about to enter the 3RD or 4ED program. This award is made in recognition of scholastic achievement and is to be used to assist a student who is completing his/her entire legal education at Widener Law School.

pdf iconJohn Warrington Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to a student who demonstrates financial need and who is fully matriculated.

pdf iconBernard S. Wildstein Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Available to 2RD, 2ED, 3RD, 3ED and 4ED DE campus students. Selection based on academic achievement and service to the community.