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Restricted and Endowed Scholarships

The generosity of our donors enables the Caruso School of Law to award annual restricted and endowed scholarships. Each year, a number of currently enrolled Caruso School of Law students are selected for these scholarships based on financial need, academic merit, and personal achievement.

These scholarships are available to currently enrolled JD students only. Application period opens October of each academic year.




The following scholarships require special applications. These should be completed instead of the general form:

General Interest

Special Circumstances

Church of Christ

Kae and Kay Brockermeyer Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Kae and Kay Brockermeyer of Wilson, Wyoming to assist deserving law students who have an interest in trial advocacy and are residents of the state of Texas. The Brockermeyer's son, Brent, is a 1996 graduate of the Law School. Kae Brockermeyer has served in the Caruso School of Law Board of Visitors.

Kimberly Dawn Ellis Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the Ellis family to be given to a first-year Jewish law student in order to perpetuate the memory of their daughter. She was tragically killed by a drunk driver on PCH on December 9, 1997, during her first final exams. A garden (Kim and Jeannine's Garden) located at the entrance to the Law School was dedicated to her memory and to the other first-year law student who was also killed in the accident. Eligible students are requested to submit a letter of application detailing their academic qualifications, community and Jewish involvement, career goals and financial need.

JD/MBA Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is restricted to students who are enrolled in the joint JD/MBA program at the Caruso School of Law and the Graziadio Business School. Students must be in good standing with the university.

Dr. Clara Lincoln Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Clara Lincoln established this scholarship to assist students with financial need who intend to pursue a career in domestic or family law. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.

Patti Paniccia Law Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by 1981 alumna and Caruso School of Law Board of Visitors member Patti Paniccia, is intended to provide assistance to a male or female student who is actively parenting a minor child while in law school.

Pillsbury Scholarship

This scholarship was established to assist a second or third year student who is ranked within the top 10% of his or her class. The applicant must be an active member of the Moot Court Board and is a Law Review Editor. Each recipient must be in good standing in all areas of the University.

Barbara A. Shacochis Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Law Review and is selected by a committee which has been designated by the donor, a 1990 alumna and Pepperdine Law Review editor-in-chief, and Caruso School of Law Board of Visitors member. Preference will be given to third year Law Review students and/or editors of the Law Review.

The Benjamin G. Shatz Scholarship

The Benjamin G. Shatz Scholarship is awarded annually through the generosity of Benjamin G. Shatz (class of 1992) and assists second and third-year students with financial need and active membership with the Jewish Law Student Association.

Stuart Silverman Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of 1974 alumna Stuart Silverman. The scholarship is intended to assist students pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the Caruso School of Law, and who have overcome a major tragedy or hardship. The recipient is chosen through an essay, written by the applicant, describing the tragedy or hardship that he or she has overcome.