Nov 30: 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 2018.

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.

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship application form (available soon) has details on eligibility, requirements and the deadline.

Application Deadline: November 2019.

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

2008 – Rufus Williams
2009 
– n/a
2010 
– Christopher R. Copeland
2011 
– Milana Khlebina
2012 
– Alissa Fortuna
2013 
– Leanne Monique Welds
2014
 - no scholarship awarded
2015 - no scholarship awarded
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2016
- David Ullman - Columbia Law School

2017 Tharp Recipient
2017 - Megan McGuiggan - University at Buffalo

Real Property Scholarship Winner 2018

2018 - Lauren Richardson, New York University School of Law


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.

The Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship application form (available soon) has details on eligibility, requirements and the deadline.

Application Deadline: November 2019.


PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION MELVYN MITZNER SCHOLARSHIP

2013 - Edward Hyde Clarke 
2014
 - no scholarship awarded
2015 - no scholarship awarded

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2016 
- Nicholas Zapp - Albany Law School 

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2017
- Joanna Sedlak - Fordham University School of Law

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2018
- Marissa MacAneney, St. John's University School of Law