Why Scholarships Are Important
Scholarships at Fordham Law School are made possible by alumni and friends who give back to the law school they love by endowing scholarships for the next generation. These benefactors know the power of a Fordham Law education and believe in the promise of our students. They understand that a Fordham-trained lawyer is the future not only of our school, but also of the law itself. Their magnanimity is inspiring and matched only by our students' sense of pride and purpose.
These students will become superb lawyers who exemplify the finest values of the legal profession. Please consider establishing a scholarship that will help ease the financial strain of ever-rising expenses for a legal education. The student recipients who benefit will contribute powerfully to both the legal profession and our society.
Establishing a Scholarship
The first step is to determine whether you would like to establish an endowed scholarship or an annual scholarship. Endowed Scholarships are designed to be permanent and can be created with gifts totaling a minimum of $100,000. This can be fulfilled immediately or over five years until the endowment level of $100,000 is attained. The contributions will be added to the Fordham University pooled investment fund and will share on a pro-rata basis in the earnings from the investment of the funds. The principal of the fund is invested to produce income, and an annual award (around 5%) is made to a student/s. The principal remains untouched, so the endowment can last into perpetuity. Annual Scholarships are created by alumni who want to have an immediate impact on one student over the course of their education. This three-year commitment of $15,000 annually will asssit the School in attaining and retaining the best students. It will assist Fordham Law in remaining a top law school and assist our students in building a stronger network and more skills for business. One hundred percent of the donor gifts are awarded to a deserving Fordham Law School student each year.
2. Establish Scholarship Criteria
3. Stay Informed of Scholarship Fund Administration