The Benjamin and David Scharps Award is offered annually through the SUNY Board of Trustees. Competition for the prize is open to SUNY students in their junior and senior years. The competition requires students to demonstrate their analytical skills in a legal opinion of approximately 2,000 words on a legal topic. A selection committee reviews submissions and selects the winners. All contestants receive a certificate of participation. Upon renewal application packets are available in the Pre-Law Advising Office (AB G-18).
Students chosen for this internship must work full-time at the assigned host organization for eight to ten weeks during the summer. Students will receive a stipend of up to $2500 to offset expenses.
Pre-law or law students are also eligible to apply for the following national competitive programs. Selection committees for these programs expect to see an excellent academic record and sustained involvement in extracurricular activities with evidence of leadership a real plus. For more information, please contact: Janice M. McDonald, Director, Office of External Scholarships at 607-777-4324. View Website
Morris K. Udall Scholarship - awarded to students planning a career related to environmental public policy. Applied for during sophomore or junior year; provides $5,000 per year for the junior and/or senior year of college. Deadline is early March.
Truman Scholarship - awarded to students planning a career in government or public service. This $30,000 scholarship is applied for during junior year; the campus deadline for applying is mid-November. The majority of the award is to support graduate study.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans - provides $20,000 per year, plus half the cost of tuition for 2 -3 years of graduate school. Applied for in the senior year or during the first year of graduate study.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship - awarded to graduating seniors or recent graduates' provides $50,000 per year for up to six years of graduate study.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - Open to juniors and seniors; several prizes are awarded - first prize is $5,000.
Last Updated: 2/8/13