Restricted and Endowed Scholarships for JD Students
Armenian Student Scholarship
This scholarship, was established by Khajak Kassabian, a 1997 School of Law alum, to assist law students of Armenian heritage.
David J. and Katherine M. Barrett Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for deserving School of Law students to spend a summer abroad participating in the School of Law's International Human Rights Program ("IHRP"). Accordingly, scholarship funds shall be restricted to School of Law students who agree to spend a summer abroad participating in IHRP and who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to students whose parents or legal guardians have served at least five years as a missionary and/or in full-time ministry with a bonafide religious institution or organization. Recipient must be in good standing in all areas of the University.
Beck-Pfann Memorial Scholarship
Family members and friends have established this scholarship for second-year students in honor of R. Michael Beck and C. Lori Pfann, who had completed their first year at Pepperdine University School of Law and were engaged to be married at the time of their death in an automobile wreck. This fund assists qualified students through a tuition credit. Community service, academic achievement, financial need, and extracurricular activities will be considered.
David and Camille Boatwright Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for students pursuing a Law degree that are in good standing in all areas of the University.
Ann Marie Bredefeld Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who share the Christian values of Pepperdine.
Margaret Martin Brock Scholarship in Law
The individuals selected each year to receive this scholarship are designated as Margaret Martin Brock Scholars. This scholarship fund was established by the late Mrs. Margaret Martin Brock, nationally recognized civic leader and longtime friend of the University and a founding member of the Law School Board of Visitors.
Shirley J. Brooke Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established to be awarded to a female law student who demonstrates above average academic achievement.
Lauren Bemis Browne Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship shall be restricted to students with financial need who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the School of Law. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.
Athalie Clarke Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by the late Athalie Irvine Clarke, will provide assistance to qualified law students. Mrs. Clarke was a community leader in Orange County and Los Angeles and a founding member of the School of Law Board of Visitors.
Brian Dane Cleary Memorial Scholarship
Family members and friends have established this annual scholarship to memorialize the life of Brian Dane Cleary, a member of the Class of 1991, who died in a car accident 18 days before graduation. The fundamental goal of this scholarship is to assist a well-rounded, financially-needy student, in the bottom 75% of his/her class. Belief in God is very important; but religious denomination is not. A personal interview is required.
Andrew Cochrane Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established by the Cochrane family and friends, in memory of their son, Andrew Cochrane. This scholarship is intended to pay for mental health services for law students in need of such services, but having difficulty affording them.
Cramer Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to second- and third-year students at the School of Law who finished their first year in the top 1/3 of their class (with a preference for students with financial need). Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University and remain in the top 1/3 of their class to continue receiving the scholarship.
Darling Foundation Endowed School of Law Scholarship
The Darling Foundation has generously supported the School of Law in many important projects as well as this endowed scholarship. The sole trustee of the Foundation, Richard Stack, is a member of the Pepperdine University School of Law Board of Visitors. The scholarship was established to assist deserving students.
The Hugh and Hazel Darling Dean's Scholarship
This scholarship is to encourage students to stay at the School of Law. Academic excellence and involvement are important.
Ashley M. DeLorenz Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for the best advocate in the annual Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition.
Edward D. Di Loreto-Odell S. McConnell Scholarship
The late Edward D. Di Loreto, a longtime friend of the University and a major influence in the acquisition of the Orange University College of Law by Pepperdine University in 1969, founding member of the School of Law Board of Visitors, and the late Odell S. McConnell, founder of the Odell McConnell Law Center, home of Pepperdine University School of Law, established a scholarship to aid deserving students of high scholastic standing who are in need of financial assistance.
R. Wayne Estes Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship was established by former students of Professor Emeritus R. Wayne Estes, along with colleagues and friends. Wayne Estes, in addition to being a very popular professor who has taken a great personal interest in the professional careers of his students, has also developed an enviable reputation in the field of arbitration. He served as associate dean of the School of Law during the critical time of its move from Orange County to Malibu. Deserving students receive scholarship assistance from this fund.
Judge McIntyre Faries Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John Herklotz to honor an exceptional California jurist, the late Judge McIntyre Faries, who served on the Superior Court bench for over twenty years.
Froberg-Suess JD/MBA Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alums Jay A. Froberg and Greg Suess, to assist JD/MBA students that have successfully completed at least one semester of law school and one semester of business school. Applicants are required to make a moral pledge to give back to the scholarship fund within five (5) years from the date of graduation from Pepperdine's JD/MBA program. Each recipient who fulfills this moral pledge will be entitled to have his or her name added to the scholarship fund.
Gerald Garner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of Gerald Garner who was a member of the George Pepperdine Society Chancellor's Circle and a supporter of many activities of the University.
Terry M. Giles Honor Scholar Program
An honor scholar program is provided each year by Pepperdine University School of Law alumnus and Board of Visitor member Terry M. Giles (class of 1974). The Terry M. Giles Honor Scholar is a third-year student selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, personality, and character. A personal interview with the donor is required for this scholarship.
Guy P. Greenwald Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the late Guy P. Greenwald, attorney and Pepperdine friend to provide scholarships for worthy and needy law students.
Jeannine Gregory Endowed Scholarship
Family members and friends have established this scholarship in memory of this first-year law student, a member of Class 2000, who died in a car accident during her first semester of law school. Scholarships will be provided to help financially needy law students.
Warren and Rosalie Gummow Endowed Scholarship
Rosalie and the late Warren Gummow, strong supporters of Pepperdine University School of Law and parents of Todd A. Gummow, a 1986 School of Law graduate, fund this endowed scholarship for students based on financial need and/or merit.
Ronald R. Helm Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need and who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
Mark and Michelle Hiepler Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, established by Mark (class of 1988) and Michelle (class of 1989) Hiepler in memory of Nelene Hiepler Fox, provides $1,000 to be divided between the writers of the Best Respondent's Brief and Best Petitioner's Brief in the yearly Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. Other scholarships will be awarded looking at need, academic study, community involvement, and health care law interest or health care background. Mark Hiepler serves on the School of Law Board of Visitors.
Granville Homes Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship shall be restricted to School of Law students with financial need who are pursuing a juris doctor degree. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.
Woodrow Judkins Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for law students who are in good academic standing.
JSR Foundation Endowed School of Law Scholarship
The JSR (Joan Stuart Richard) Foundation has generously provided funding for this endowed scholarship to assist deserving students with financial need.
Kerrigan Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship was established by Sharon Kerrigan, a 1992 School of Law alumna, and the Kerrigan Family Charitable Foundation to assist single-parent mothers at the School of Law.
Krist-Reavley Minority Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by noted trial attorney Ronald D. Krist and his wife, Carole, to assist deserving ethnically diverse students and to honor U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit Judge Thomas M. Reavley and his wife, Florence. The Krists' daughter, Karyn, is a 1993 alumna of the School of Law. Mr. Krist and Judge Reavley are longtime members of the School of Law Board of Visitors.
Martha Delman and Milton Arthur Krug Endowed Law Scholarship
The late Martha Delman Krug, a loyal friend of Pepperdine University and a respected leader in the Law Affiliates of Los Angeles, provided funds for this scholarship. Her late husband, Milton Arthur Krug, was a distinguished attorney. Scholarship assistance will be awarded to qualified law students.
Julia Kwan Endowed Scholarship
The Julia Kwan Endowed Scholarship was established with a generous gift by Julia Kwan to assist students with financial need who are pursuing a graduate degree at the School of Law.
Albert J. and Mae Lee Memorial Scholarship
The Albert J. and Mae Lee Memorial Scholarship was established as a gift from the Mae Lee Estate in 2003 and is restricted to students with above average scholastic ability who are in need of financial assistance at the School of Law.
Mager Scholarship in Law
This scholarship is for law students who are in good academic standing.
Greg Matthews Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Greg Matthews through private donations made by his family and friends. Greg was a third-year law student at the time of his death in 1982. Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need and/or merit.
Odell S. McConnell Scholarship
The late Odell S. McConnell, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School and a distinguished legal counselor for more than half a century, was the founder of the Odell McConnell Law Center in which Pepperdine University School of Law is located, and a founding member of the School of Law Board of Visitors. He established this scholarship to assist deserving students.
Gary and Beverly McDonald Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will assist Christian students at Pepperdine University School of Law.
John Merrick Law Scholarship
Friends of long-time Malibu judge John Merrick have established this fund to honor his extraordinary service to the community and to Pepperdine University and its School of Law. Judge Merrick has served on the School of Law Board of Visitors and been a member of the adjunct faculty. He is one of Malibu's most beloved citizens. Preference for this scholarship is given to those with an interest in public service.
Charles I. Nelson Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship fund honoring Professor Charles I. Nelson, was established by Kae Brockemeyer, a former law school classmate, and his wife, Kay, and by Pepperdine alumni, faculty and friends. Charles Nelson, the second individual hired as a full-time faculty member at the School of Law, has been a most effective teacher and has served as assistant and associate dean during his tenure. Scholarship assistance is awarded to qualified individuals.
Gunnar Nicholson Endowed Scholarship
A restricted fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving students by the Gunnar Nicholson Estate. Mr. Nicholson was a pulp and paper industrialist, who was widely recognized as one of the leaders responsible for the southern United States producing nearly seventy percent of the nation's pulp.
Phi Delta Phi Scholarship
An annual Phi Delta Phi scholarship auction has been established to fund an annual scholarship award. Criteria for selection of this scholarship include financial need, public service, extracurricular activity and academic record.
Jamie Phillips Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in memory of Jamie Phillips, wife of School of Law Dean Emeritus Ronald F. Phillips. She played a critical role in the development of the school, constantly at the side of Dean Phillips, and fully engaged in all of the school's activities. For twenty-six years, she helped define the nature of Pepperdine University School of Law, beginning in 1970, near the time of its birth. She considered the law school community as extended family and worked, entertained, and invested her time, talents and energy tirelessly in its behalf. This scholarship, bearing her name, provides funds for deserving students.
Price Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship shall be restricted to School of Law students with financial need who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.
John Purfield Endowed Scholarship
The late John Purfield established this scholarship to assist qualified students who have demonstrated academic excellence.
Scott H. Racine Award for Excellence in the Study of Taxation Endowed Fund
The Scott H. Racine Award for Excellence in the Study of Taxation Endowed Fund was established as an award restricted to graduating students of the School of Law with financial need who have excelled in the tax curriculum and are pursuing a career in the practice of tax law. Mr. Racine received his B.A. from Bradley University in 1972 and his JD, cum laude, in 1978 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was student-writing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He received his LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1979. This award is to be given to students upon graduation from the School of Law.
Charles and Amy Jo Runnels School of Law Scholarship
This scholarship is for law students with special financial needs.
Special Law School Scholarship
This scholarship is for law students with special financial needs.
SOL Plaintiffs Consumer Trial Lawyer Scholarship
This scholarship is for students pursuing a law degree that are in good standing in all areas of the University.
The Honorable Raymond Thompson Endowed Scholarship
The late Raymond H. Thompson, Superior Court Judge and Professor Emeritus at the School of Law, is credited with strongly influencing California courtroom procedures and etiquette. This scholarship, established in his memory through private donations made by his family and friends, provides funds to qualified students on the basis of financial need and/or merit. Recipients are selected by the School of Law administration.
The Brian J. White Endowed Law Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Brian White to assist practicing Christians who are committed to pursuing a career in criminal defense. The student must actively worship with a congregation. A letter from his/her minister or priest should confirm such affiliation with a congregation. The student must demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in criminal defense in the form of having a job; a job offer; or internship with a public or federal defender's office or with a private criminal defense practitioner. A letter of intent from an employer must verify the commitment.
Winnick Family Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship shall be awarded to deserving students with financial need at the School of Law. Selection of students who meet the qualifying criteria shall be at the discretion of the University.