Endowed Scholarships

  • Martha A. Alvendia Endowed Scholarship in Law. This scholarship was established in 2006 with a gift from Roderick "Rico" Alvendia, A'94, L'98, as a way to give back and provide financial support for students involved in Moot Court teams and also as a way to honor his mother, for whom the scholarship is named.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Andonie Endowed Scholarship for Law. A gift of rare currency was given to Loyola University New Orleans in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. Jack Andonie. Dr. Andonie, a 1958 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, stipulated in the act of donation that if the collection were ever sold, the proceeds would be used to fund a scholarship in biological sciences and pre-med and another in law. This scholarship is awarded to deserving law students from Louisiana.
  • Anzelmo-Stewart Scholarship. The scholarship is administered by the College of Law and is awarded to a Louisiana student who demonstrates need and who expresses an interest in some area of Louisiana public law. While the primary consideration for qualification is financial need, every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that the benefits of this scholarship extend equally to both male and female students who will further complement the diverse cultural fabric encouraged by the Jesuit tradition.
  • Asian Law Student Scholarship. Created by the Hon. Harry Lee in the Fall of 2006 to provide scholarships for Asian Law students. Lee is a 1967 graduate of the School of Law. In the fall of 2007, Lee passed away.
  • Stephen & Schezy Barbas Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Stephen M. and Schezy Barbas. Mr. Barbas, a 1979 graduate of the College of Law and a native of Tampa, Florida, was a scholarship recipient while attending law school. The scholarship was established to benefit common law students from the State of Florida. The recipient must have financial need; be a member of the Law Review or be in the top 25 percent of his or her class; and participate in the Law Clinic or be involved in law school extracurricular activities.
  • Dean Brian Bromberger Memorial Endowed Scholarship. 
  • The Harold A. Buchler Scholarship. This scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Buchler, a 1947 graduate of the College of Law, by his children—two of whom are graduates, Harold, Jr., in 1976 and Conrad in 1981. This scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Jefferson Parish and have a 2.5 or better grade point average.
  • The Aloysius Joseph Cahill Scholarship. This scholarship was established by William A. Cahill in memory of his father, Aloysius Joseph Cahill. It is awarded to qualified law students.
  • Peter J. Castano Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the late Wendell Gauthier, L’70, in memory of Peter J. Castano, L’70. It will be awarded to outstanding students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • Richard E. Chandler, Jr. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Philip R. and Mary C. Collins Memorial Law Scholarship Fund. The Philip R. and Mary C. Collins Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 through a bequest from Mary C. Collins. Philip Collins, A'39, JD '42, a native of New Orleans, was a successful attorney in Washington D.C., who passed away in 2003. Mary, a native of Boston, continued to support Loyola long after Phil’s passing. She passed away in 2008.
  • The Jeffrey J. Clemente Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Jeffrey J. Clemente, a 1981 graduate of the College of Law, by his family and friends. The donors’ preference is that the scholarship be awarded to a law student with an undergraduate degree in instrumental music from the state of New York. If there is no eligible candidate, the criteria may be broadened. All students with a background or interest in instrumental music are encouraged to apply.
  • William L. Crowe, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through contributions from the law class of 1973 as their 25th reunion gift. Steven Hansen, L’73, and Professor of Law, Kathryn V. Lorio, made leadership gifts in memory of Bill Crowe, who taught at the law school for many years until his death in 1997. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year student based on academic merit since entering the law school. Candidates who were not eligible for merit-based scholarships upon enrollment will be given first consideration.
  • The Dennis Cuneo Endowed Scholarship Fund. Dennis Cuneo established the Dennis Cuneo Endowed Scholarship fund for deserving law students in 2005.
  • The Samuel S. Dalton Scholarship. This fund was created in 1993 to honor a courageous lawyer, community servant, and Loyola alumnus. Mr. Dalton, a 1954 graduate, has for years served as a leader in the pro bono practice in Louisiana and has been particularly devoted to helping the less fortunate in the field of criminal defense. This partial scholarship is awarded annually to the Loyola law student best demonstrating Mr. Dalton’s commitment to community service and, in particular, in working with the poor involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Jesuit High School Scholarship. Established in 2004 by Judge Adrian G. Duplantier, L’49, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a student who attended both Jesuit High School in New Orleans and one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is awarded on the basis of financial need.
  • The Randy Darren Florent Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Raúl V. Fonte Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift from Raúl V. Fonte, a 1977 graduate of the College of Law. The scholarship will be awarded to one student on the basis of academic merit.
  • Major Theodore C. Frois (MIA Dec. 6, 1950, Korean War) Military Scholarship. Theodore (Ted) M. Frois, a 1969 graduate of the School of Law, established this scholarship in 2006 to memorialize his father who was a Major in the U.S. Army and who served as a field officer in WWII and in Korea (MIA December 6, 1950, Korean War).
  • William Holland Garrett Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of William Holland Garrett, who was a student in the College of Law. The scholarship was established by his family and friends, and is awarded at the discretion of the dean.
  • Cynthia Coulter George Scholarship. Ms. George received her law degree from Loyola University in 1978, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review. Cynthia is extremely grateful for what the College of Law has done for her career and created this scholarship as a result. She asked that the scholarship go to a student that is a hard worker, not necessarily someone that received the best LSAT score.
  • Jesuit Social Justice Scholarship. This endowed scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 2003. The scholarship will go to a second- or third-year law student who demonstrates a commitment to the principles of the Jesuit mission of being a person for others. The student recipient will be someone who has worked for social justice, has a track record of service, and who wants to continue working in the social justice field after graduation.
  • Kaiser Settlement Scholarship.
  • Matthew J. Kennedy III Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in memory of Matthew Kennedy, III, a 1950 graduate of the College of Law. Family, friends, and former business associates established the scholarship, which is awarded to a third-year student planning a career in tax law.
  • L.E.A.-Rightor-McDonald Scholarship. The Louisiana Elks Association established this scholarship in memory of Edward Rightor and Willis McDonald—Loyola graduates, members of the New Orleans Elks Lodge No. 30, and past national presidents of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. It is awarded to a Louisiana resident in the top half of the class who demonstrates financial need and academic worthiness.
  • Providence Sarah LaNasa Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the LaNasa-Greco Foundation in memory of Providence Sarah LaNasa. It will be awarded to outstanding students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • Law Class of 1977 Scholarship. In recognition of their 20th reunion, the law school class of 1977 established this scholarship that is awarded to a second- or third-year student demonstrating both academic merit and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded to civil and common law students in alternating years. The fund-raising effort continues to be led by Mark C. Surprenant, a 1977 graduate of the College of Law and reunion gift chair for his class.
  • Law Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund. These scholarships were established in 1993 by law alumni with the proceeds from a gala event honoring former deans of the College of Law. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students.
  • Hannah and Herman Levy Scholarship of the Lupin Foundation. This fund was endowed by the Lupin Foundation and by Dr. Louis Levy II and his family in loving memory of his parents. Funds are awarded to entering students who exhibit the Levy Family’s dedication to academic excellence.
  • Stephen M. Little Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was established by the Blue Williams Law Firm and others in memory of Stephen M. Little, a former partner in the firm and a member of the College of Law’s class of 1973. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving second-year student who has excelled academically.
  • Mrs. Eva Ponson Martinez and P. Davis Martinez Law Scholarship. This scholarship was established in the form of a bequest in memory of Mrs. Eva Ponson Martinez and the Honorable P. Davis Martinez, the latter a 1933 law graduate. Scholarship awards are given to deserving law students.
  • Lydia Knobloch McAulay Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Lydia Knobloch McAulay who served the university for 50 years. The scholarship was made possible by gifts from her husband, the late Dean Emeritus John J. McAulay, her family, and her friends. This scholarship is awarded to a student at the discretion of the dean.
  • Jim and Sonia Miller Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift from Dr. David J. “Jim” Miller, a 1977 graduate of the College of Law. It will be awarded to outstanding evening division students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • The Honorable Richard "Dick" Mills Memorial Scholarship in Mediation/Arbitration.
  • Leslie and Helene Moses Scholarship Fund for Physically Challenged Students.
  • The Warren E. Mouledoux Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Warren E. Mouledoux, a member of the College of Law class of 1948. It is awarded to a second-year student on the basis of need and academic achievement.
  • Ruth and Frank Normann Scholarship. This scholarship was established in loving memory of Ruth Hernandez Normann and Frank S. Normann, Sr. by their children. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the evening division on the basis of scholarship and need and academic merit.
  • The N. Curtiss Petitjean Memorial Scholarship. This award was established by Miss Irene M. Petitjean in loving memory of her brother, Mr. N. Curtiss Petitjean, a 1934 graduate of the College of Law and a distinguished member of the Louisiana legal community. A second-year student is awarded the scholarship on the basis of integrity of character, concern for others, and financial need.
  • Daniel F.J. Picchio Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Daniel F.J. Picchio, a 1979 graduate of the College of Law, by his classmates, friends, and teachers. It is awarded annually to an officer of the Student Bar Association on the basis of need and merit.
  • Jerome J. Reso, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Jerry Reso, a 1958 graduate of the College of Business and a 1961 graduate of the College of Law. It is awarded to a law freshman from the Greater New Orleans area for three years. Undergraduate GPA and LSAT score must be consistent with the upper third of the law school class, a ranking that must be maintained while carrying a course load of 30 hours per year.
  • River Parishes Claimants’ 1988 Refinery Explosion Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a $100,000 settlement made by Shell Oil Co. as the result of a suit following an explosion at Shell’s refinery in Norco, Louisiana. It is awarded to residents of St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist Parishes, who demonstrate financial need and scholastic merit.
  • Sakla Family Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift from Dr. Sherif K. Sakla, a 1996 graduate of the College of Law. It will be awarded to civil law students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • Eleanor Legier Sarpy Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin, in memory of Eleanor Legier Sarpy. It will be awarded to outstanding students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • Douglas and Gustavus Schmidt Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is reserved for Louisiana students studying civil law or civil/common law. The recipient must also be working on a volunteer basis while attending Loyola.
  • St. Paul Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote excellence in the field of law by offering incentives to talented law students.
  • Clem H. and Norris Tricon Sehrt Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Clem H. Sehrt, a 1932 graduate of the College of Law, by his family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a student on the basis of academic performance, participation in law school activities, and need.
  • The Brigadier General Carl L. Trippi Animal Law Scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Brigadier General Trippi and his lifelong concern for homeless animals. The scholarship is offered to a student accepted to or attending the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law who intends to use their legal education to promote animal welfare.
  • Mark and Monica Surprenant Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2004 by Mark, L’77, and Monica, L’78, Surprenant. Is awarded to a law student recipient with high academic achievement as well as financial need.
  • A.T. Webber, Jr. and Herbert W. Christenberry, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship was created through the estate of Absolom Theodore Webber, Jr. in his memory and in honor of his attorney, Herbert W. Christenberry, Jr., a 1957 law graduate. It will be awarded to outstanding law students at the discretion of the Office of the Dean.
  • Louis Westerfield Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Louis Westerfield, former dean of Loyola’s College of Law, and a 1974 law graduate. Upon his death in 1996, friends and former colleagues made contributions which will be used to fund minority scholarships. For criteria on awarding this scholarship, please contact the executive assistant to the dean of the College of Law.
  • Michaelle Pitard Wynne—Loyola Law Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of the Hon. Michaelle Pitard Wynne, a 1970 law graduate. The gift was made by T. Allen Usry, a former member of the university’s Board of Trustees. The Michaelle Pitard Wynne—Loyola Law Scholarship is selected based on academic merit. This award is given to an incoming freshman and it is carried throughout the student’s three years of law school.
  • Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Funded by the succession of Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr., the Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 in memory of Mr. Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr, a 1936 graduate of the College of Law.
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