FCBA Foundation Opens Applications for Its 2017 Law School Scholarship Programs – General Scholarship and the Amy Zoslov Fund

 The FCBA Foundation is gearing up for its 2017 Law School Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  The scholarships range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help the student with tuition or other education-related expenses.

This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship.  Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.

The Foundation’s updated web-based application lets interested law school students apply for a scholarship online.  The application is available at https://fcbafoundationlaw.awardspring.com.

The deadline for submission of applications will be Monday, April 3, 2017.  The Foundation plans to notify successful applicants regarding their scholarship awards by Monday, May 15, 2017.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at starsha@fcba.org.


FCBA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for The Amy Fund Scholarship Application

Amy J. Zoslov died from breast cancer in August 2000 at the age of 42.  Known to members of the FCBA and the communications industry as a dedicated public servant, Amy spent nearly her entire career with the Federal Communications Commission.  Amy earned her B.A. from Boston University in 1980 and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983.

The scholarship fund was established in Amy’s memory by her family and friends, the FCC staff, and telecommunications industry donors.  Maintained for a number of years by CTIA’s The Wireless Foundation, “The Amy Fund” is now administered by the FCBA Foundation.  The FCBA Foundation will award scholarships in Amy’s name to deserving students who exhibit the same personal strengths and professional promise that Amy demonstrated. Scholarships may be awarded ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

This scholarship is currently available only to Case Western Reserve University Law Students.  Applicants must have demonstrated strength of character, leadership skills, superior academic achievement, and/or other valuable life experiences that merit recognition.  In addition, the successful candidate must have demonstrated a strong interest in and dedication to public service generally or communications-related public policy specifically.

The application is available at https://fcbafoundationlaw.awardspring.com.

 


About the FCBA Law School Scholarship Program

During its FY 2015, the Foundation’s law school scholarship committee led the efforts to review applications from current law school students at law schools across the country who could demonstrate current need and merit for scholarship awards, as well as an interest in communications law and technology and public service.  We received applications from students at more than 25 schools, and awarded 10 scholarships to law students ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.  We also awarded four Amy Zoslov Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 from the Amy Zoslov Fund to current law school students at Case Western.

If you have questions or suggestions about the program, please contact Starsha Valentine, starsha@fcba.org.