Real Property Law Section Scholarships

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR $5,000 LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Real Property Law Section is now accepting applications for its two law student scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each. The scholarships will be awarded in January 2021 at the NYSBA Virtual Annual Meeting.

REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION LORRAINE POWER THARP SCHOLARSHIP


Through a gift from the Real Property Law Section, The New York Bar Foundation established the Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship in 2008. The $ 5,000 scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law school student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine: academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law.

The Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lorraine Power Tharp, who served as President of the NYSBA and Chair of the Real Property Law Section.

Efforts will be made to honor Lorraine’s commitment to gender equity and diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the state will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Application deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION LORRAINE POWER THARP SCHOLARSHIP

2008 – Rufus Williams – SUNY Buffalo
2009 
– no scholarship awarded
2010 
– Christopher R. Copeland – CUNY
2011 
– Milana Khlebina – St. John’s
2012 
– Alissa Fortuna – SUNY Buffalo
2013 
– Leanne Monique Welds – Brooklyn Law School
2014
 – no scholarship awarded
2015 – no scholarship awarded
2016 – David Ullman – Columbia Law School
2017 – Megan McGuiggan – University at Buffalo
2018 – Lauren Richardson – New York University School of Law
2019 – Nicholaus Mills – Cornell Law School
2020 – Jessie Sennett, Columbia Law School


REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION MELVYN MITZNER SCHOLARSHIP


Through a gift from the Real Property Law Section and Rosalyn Mitzner, The New York Bar Foundation established the Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship in 2013. The $ 5,000 scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a New York State law school.

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Melvyn Mitzner, a legend in the New York real estate legal community. Mitzner is a former chair of the Real Property Law Section, and was an active and valued member of the Section for many years.

Efforts will be made to honor Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement and to diversity in the profession.  To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the State will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Application deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION MELVYN MITZNER SCHOLARSHIP

2013 – Edward Hyde Clarke – Albany Law School
2014 – no scholarship awarded
2015 – no scholarship awarded
2016 – Nicholas Zapp – Albany Law School
2017 – Joanna Sedlak – Fordham University School of Law
2018 – Marissa MacAneney – St. John’s University School of Law
2019 – Adebare Ogunleye – Albany Law School
2020 – Steven Cecere, St. John’s University School of Law