Endowed or "named" scholarships are funded by the generous gifts from alumni and friends of Suffolk University Law School.  The funds are awarded each year to students who meet the donors' designated criteria. Qualifications and award amounts vary, with the determination of the award generally based on financial need and scholastic achievement. As gift aid, endowed scholarships do not require repayment.

Students applying for financial aid* are automatically considered for these funds, based on the information provided in the student's application. Scholarships that require a separate application will be posted, when the application is available, to Campus Cruiser and in the Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities section of the website.

* Students must complete the FAFSA each year as well as have a one-time completed Need Access Application on file with the Office of Financial Aid in order to be eligible for consideration for need-based endowed scholarships.  Please see "Applying for Aid" for further aid application process information.

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    Judge Salvatore E. Aloisi Scholarship
    Established by family members in memory of Judge Salvatore E. Aloisi. This scholarship will aid worthy and needy Law School students.

    Allen Ash Scholarship
    Established in memory of the late Judge John E. Fenton, Sr. Recipients of these awards must be students from the Lawrence area of Massachusetts who demonstrate financial need.

    Judge Salvatore J. and Jennie B. Basile Scholarship
    Established in 2005 by Mr. and Mrs. Basile to support Suffolk University Law School as part of the Centennial Scholarship Program. Awards will be made to one or more deserving students enrolled at Suffolk who have demonstrated financial need. Selection is to be made by the director of financial aid at the law school.

    H.A. "Bud" and Margaret E. "Peg" Beaudoin Scholarship
    Established to provide scholarship awards to needy and academically qualified Evening Division law students.

    Bevilacqua Scholarship
    Established by Robert J. Bevilacqua and the late Joseph Bevilacqua to provide scholarships to Rhode Island residents on the basis of need.

    Charles Borstel Memorial Scholarship
    Funds are raised by the class of 1991, friends and family to provide scholarship assistance for deserving law students.

    Leo L. and Alice P. Bottari Scholarship
    Established by the estate of Alice P. Bottari. Leo L. Bottari was a 1942 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. This fund provides financial assistance to students from the Greater Boston area who are of either Sicilian or Irish descent.

    John and Patricia Brennan Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded alternatively to students at Suffolk University Law School or students studying at the University. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need who have been residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a period of at least three consecutive years prior to the award.

    UST/Nicholas A. Buoniconti Scholarship
    Established by Nicholas Buoniconti, JD '68, LLD '93/UST Corporation, to provide financial aid to an entering student with preference given to graduates of Cathedral High School of Springfield, MA, residents of Springfield, MA, or residents of western Massachusetts.

    Nelson and Mary Burke Scholarship
    Established in 1973 by Nelson and Mary Burke, this award is given to a graduate or undergraduate student from the state of Rhode Island with proven financial need.

    Garrett H. Byrne Scholarship
    Established by friends and colleagues of Garrett Byrne, JD '24, DJ '55, LLD '79. Recipients of awards from the income of the Byrne Scholarship fund are selected on the basis of distinguished academic performance and expressed desire to perform public service.

    Honorable Lawrence L. and Barbara G. Cameron Scholarship
    Established as a lasting tribute to Judge Cameron, JD '51, DJ '67, in honor of his career in public service and his commitment to Suffolk University. The scholarship will assist qualified students whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude their attendance at the Law School. A separate application during the academic year is required for this scholarship.

    Michael Cappiello Scholarship
    Established by Michael Cappiello, JD '49, to assist first-year students. These awards are to be made preferably to residents of the town of Bourne or children and/or descendants of members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.

    Antonio "Tup" Caprio Scholarship
    Established by Frank Caprio, JD '65, LLD '91, family and friends, to provide financial aid to students who are residents of Rhode Island.

    Alexander J. Cella Scholarship
    Established in memory of Alexander J. Cella by alumni, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Alexander J. Cella, JD '61. Awarded on the basis of financial need to an Evening Division law student who graduated from a Massachusetts high school.

    Class of 1969 Scholarship
    Established by members of the Class of 1969 to mark the occasion of their 35th class reunion, this scholarship pays tribute to Suffolk Law by providing scholarship assistance to one or more law students. The recipient(s) of this award will have exceptional academic strength and demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students in the Day Division. The Class of 1969 believes that this assistance will provide a worthy student with the means to explore their passion for the law and to ultimately take their place as a distinguished alumnus/na of the law school.

    Covich Family Scholarship Fund
    Awards are made to graduating female students who demonstrate need and are pursuing a career in public service/social advocacy. A separate application is required during the academic year.

    Carol DiMaiti Scholarship
    This fund was established by family and friends of the late Carol DiMaiti, JD '85. All first-year students are eligible for the award by their participation in the Moot Court Program. A separate application is required during the academic year.

    John C. Deliso Scholarship Endowment Fund
    This endowed fund will provide awards to one or more deserving students with demonstrated financial need.

    Ann and Armen DerMarderosian Centennial Scholarship Fund
    This endowed fund will be used to assist an academically qualified Suffolk University Law School student who is a first or second year day student, or a first, second or third year evening student. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to community through public and/or civic service jobs, paid or unpaid internships, fellowships or volunteer work.

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    Gerard F. Doherty, JD '60, and Marilyn Doherty Centennial Scholarship
    Established by Gerard F. Doherty as a Centennial Scholarship, the award will be given to one or more deserving students enrolled in Suffolk University Law School with demonstrated financial need. The director of financial aid at Suffolk University Law School will select the recipients.

    Frank J. Donahue Memorial
    Established by the family and friends of the late Judge Donahue. The income from the fund is used to provide support for needy students.

    Thomas J. Drinan Memorial Fellowship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Thomas J. Drinan, JD '76, this fellowship is awarded annually to fund the ten-week summer internship of a Suffolk University Law School student who has demonstrated a desire to work in a Massachusetts public office engaged in the prosecution or defense of criminal cases. See the Office of Career Development for requirements of the application process.

    John J. Droney Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of John J. Droney, JD '42, LLM '47. This award is made to a deserving Evening Division law student wishing to enter the criminal law field, particularly as a prosecutor.

    Dennis M. Duggan, Jr., JD '78 Scholarship Fund
    Scholarships may be awarded to any deserving Suffolk University Law School student with demonstrated financial need, regardless of their current year of enrollment.

    J. Newton Esdaile Scholarship
    Established by J. Newton Esdaile, LLD '88, family and friends to provide scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Feder-Wechsler Scholarship
    Established as a lasting tribute to Isaac Feder; his parents, Mollie and Samuel Feder; his sister, Jeanette Feder; Arthur A. Wechsler; and his son Jay R. Wechsler. The scholarship will assist students whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude their attendance at the Law School. Preference will be given to students who are from Israel; who are Jewish; who are residents of Florida; or who are of Cuban descent.

    John E. Fenton, Jr. Public Service Fellowships
    The John E. Fenton, Jr. Public Service Fellowships were created to honor Judge Fenton's 45 year legacy of teaching and leadership at Suffolk University Law School. The award is given annually to fund students pursuing public interest careers. Awards will be given to graduating students contingent upon the recipient obtaining employment with a qualifying public service employer within one year of graduation. A separate application for this award is required during the academic year.

    John E. Fenton, Jr. Scholarship Fund
    Established by family and friends as a lasting tribute to Judge Fenton's career of public service and his distinguished tenure as a member of the Suffolk Law School faculty. The scholarship assists a deserving law student with preference given to residents of the greater Lawrence, Massachusetts area.

    John E. Fenton, Jr. and Theresa A. Fenton Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Awards will be made to one or more deserving students with demonstrated financial need who are from the greater Lawrence area, including Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover.

    John E. Fenton, Sr. Scholarship
    Established by family and friends to provide scholarship assistance to law students.

    Daniel J. Fern Award
    Established by Daniel J. Fern, JD '31, this award is given annually at graduation to the students in the Day and Evening Divisions who have demonstrated academic excellence by sustaining the highest cumulative averages during their course of study at Suffolk University Law School.

    Foley Hoag LLP Centennial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2005 by Paul V. Lyons, Esq., partner at Foley Hoag LLP, as part of the Centennial Scholarship Program, awards will be made to one or more deserving students enrolled at Suffolk University Law School who will be selected by the director of financial aid for their distinguished academic performance. Foley Hoag LLP Centennial Scholarships will be based on merit, not financial need.

    Alfred Ford Scholarship
    Established through the Margaret E. Ford Trust to honor her father, Alfred, the fund is to provide aid to deserving students at Suffolk University studying law and/or journalism.

    Professor Charles B. Garabedian Memorial Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in his memory. Awarded to academically qualified and deserving students on the basis of financial need who are entering their third year of study.

    Paul A. Gargano Scholarship
    Paul A. Gargano, BA '60, JD '63, established this fund to provide financial assistance to Law School students whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude their attendance at the Law School.

    Elizabeth and Russell A. Gaudreau, Jr. Centennial Scholarship
    The annual income from this fund will be used to assist an academically qualified Suffolk University Law School student with demonstrated financial need.

    Joseph P. Geary Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established by family and friends in memory of Joseph P. Geary. The fund provides scholarship assistance to a second- or third-year Law School student from the Greater Lowell area. The recipient is selected by the Geary Scholarship Committee.

    John A. Gifford Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established in memory of John A. Gifford, JD '36. The income of the fund will be used annually to fund one partial tuition scholarship for a full-time Law School student. The funds will be awarded based on need.

    Roland E. Gingras Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established in memory of Roland E. Gingras, JD '44, by the estate of his sister, Jeanne D. Gingras. Scholarships are awarded to academically qualified and deserving students on the basis of financial need.

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    George Goldstein Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established in memory of George Goldstein, JD '37. An award is given to an Evening Division Law School student with financial need.

    Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. Legal Scholarship
    This award is to be used for a Day and an Evening Division student in the final year of Law School who advance to the final round of the Third-Year-Day/Fourth-Year-Evening Mock trial Competition.

    Joseph P. Graham Scholarship
    Established in memory of Joseph P. Graham, JD '35. This fund is to be used for scholarship assistance for students from Brighton or any resident of Boston who is a law student.

    Christopher Sean Hayes Scholarship
    Established by the family and friends of Christopher Sean Hayes, JD '91. First-year students who are graduates of either Suffolk University, the College of the Holy Cross or Xaverian Brothers High School are eligible. A separate application is required for this scholarship.

    Jeanne M. and Marguerite E. Hession Centennial Scholarship
    Awards will be made to one or more students in good academic standing whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude their attendance at the Law School.  Preference will be given to students who are working full-time and studying for the Juris Doctorate in the evening division at the Law School.

    William T. Hogan Centennial Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to law students with demonstrated financial need and who are in good academic standing.

    Barbara Connolly Hughes Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 2005 by John M. Hughes, Sr. as part of the Centennial Scholarship Program, this scholarship will be awarded to a current female third or fourth year student (or students) with demonstrated financial need and exceptional academic strength. Preference should be given to Suffolk University Law School students currently working in education or a related field or to students who have a demonstrated interest in providing criminal defense counsel to the economically disadvantaged.

    Philip Hurwitz Scholarship
    Established in memory of Philip Hurwitz, JD '30, to provide scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Santi and Mary Inguanti Scholarship
    Established to provide scholarship assistance to Law School students.

    Thomas Vreeland Jones Scholarship
    Established in honor of Thomas Vreeland Jones, JD '15, Suffolk University Law School's first African American graduate, by his family, friends, and the Black Law Students Association.

    Catherine T. Judge Scholarship
    Awards will be made to one or more students who are in good academic standing and who are in their third year of the day division or their fourth year of the evening division at Suffolk University Law School.

    Stan Kava Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established by Lt. Col. Stanley F. Kava, JD '39. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to two first-year Law School students (one Day Division and one Evening Division) who maintain the highest grade point average. The determination of the recipients will be made by the dean of Suffolk University Law School.

    William Sumner Kenney, Esq. Fellowship
    Established in memory of William Sumner Kenney as a fellowship award intended to promote and effect the comparative study of the criminal laws and procedures of countries other than the United States. The selected student will work as a research assistant for a faculty member in the international law division. Preference will be given to a worthy and needy law student.

    John J. Labanara Scholarship
    Established by family in memory of John J. Labanara, JD '71. The fund provides assistance to qualified Law School students who are residents of Belmont or the Greater Boston area.

    Judge Harry M. Lack Scholarship
    This scholarship fund was established in memory of The Honorable Harry M. Lack, JD '35. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Evening Division of the Law School. The recipient is selected on the basis of financial need. Law School General Alumni This fund is to be used for scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Isidore M. Libman Scholarship Fund
    This fund, established in honor of Isadore M. Libman, JD '27, LLD '87, is to provide financial assistance to worthy and needy students with preference given to immigrants or a child of an immigrant.

    Brian L. MacDonald Scholarship
    Established by family and friends in memory of Brian L. MacDonald, JD '76, to provide scholarship assistance to a graduate of Boston College entering the Day Division. The award is based on academic achievement and financial need.

    Edward I. and Sydell Masterman Scholarship
    This scholarship for deserving law students was established by Edward I. Masterman, JD '50, LLD '90, and his wife, Sydell.

    A. Mattei Scholarship
    Established in honor of the late Alfred Mattei, JD '71, by family and friends, to be awarded to deserving law students.

    Edgar P. McCormack JD '54 Scholarship Fund
    Scholarship funds are to be awarded annually to a current or enrolling student or students who demonstrates exceptional academic strength with preference granted towards students from Brighton, MA or who are currently working at City Hall in Boston.

    Kathleen McDermott JD '86 Law School Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Awards will be made to one or more deserving students who are in the top twenty percent of their class, with preference given to students who are enrolled in the Health and Biomedical Law concentration at Stuffolk University Law School.

    Manuel V. McKenney Scholarship
    This award is made to a deserving African American student studying at Suffolk University Law School based on scholarship achievement in undergraduate studies.

    Paul R. McLaughlin Memorial Fellowship Fund
    Established by friends and family in memory of Paul R. McLaughlin, JD '81, this fellowship is awarded annually to fund the summer internship of a Suffolk University Law School student who has a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in criminal law in the public sector. Second-year Day Division students or third-year Evening Division students with a concentration in criminal law are eligible to apply. See the Office of Career Development for requirements of the application process.

    Dorothy McNamara Scholarship
    Established by grateful alumni. This award is made to Suffolk University graduates who attend Suffolk University Law School.

    Joseph A. Merenda Scholarship Fund
    Established by Agostino Merenda in loving memory and honor of his father, Joseph A. Merenda, LLM '20, a Suffolk University Law School graduate, for the purpose of providing an annual scholarship to one or more students in financial need.

    Kathleen and Andrew Meyer Centennial Scholarship
    The fund was created to support qualified students whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude their attendance at the Law School. 

    John Joseph Moakley, JD '56 Scholarship
    The fund will be used to provide scholarship assistance to a deserving Suffolk University Law School student from any of the cities or towns in Massachusetts, with careful review of those included in the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts, and with demonstrated financial need and show a commitment in the past or future to public service.

    Alice Moore Trust Scholarship
    This award was established by the estate of Alice and George Moore. The fund provides scholarship assistance to financially needy students entering their first year at Suffolk Law. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate, through academics and extra-curricular activities, that they are well-rounded individuals who would likely succeed in the study of law.

    Thomas B. Munro Memorial Scholarship
    Established by James Munro, Jr., JD '67. In honor of his son, Thomas B. Munro, recipients of these awards must be students enrolled in the Evening Division of Suffolk University Law School.

    Arnold and Edith Olsson Scholarship
    Established by Suffolk University Law School through a gift from the estate of Edith and Arnold Olsson, JD '43. The scholarship supports one or more deserving law students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need.

    Charles T. O'Neill and Mary Ellen Neylon Scholarship Fund
    Established by Charels T. O'Neill, JD '76, and Mary Ellen Neylon, this fund is awarded to needy and academically qualified African American students from Boston. Preference is given to students entering their first year of law school or currently enrolled at Suffolk Law.

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    Amelia Peabody Scholarship
    Established by the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund. The award provides scholarship assistance to deserving law students in the Day Division of the Law School.

    Stephen Peters Scholarship
    Awarded to law students demonstrating financial need.

    The Irving J. Pinta Memorial Award
    This award was established in memory of Irving J. Pinta, JD '53, by his family. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need who has completed the second year Day Division or the third year Evening Division and has been selected to represent Suffolk Law on one of the following national Teams: National Moot Court, National Patent Law, National Tax Law, International Law, or National Trial.

    R. Natalie and Leonard Poretsky Scholarship
    Established by R. Natalie and Leonard Poretsky, JD '27, to provide scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Winfield S. Quimby Scholarship
    This fund was established by the estate of Winfield S. Quimby to provide scholarship assistance to worthy and needy Law School students.

    Resmini/Fenton/O'Brien Scholarship
    Ronald J. Resmini, JD '68, established this scholarship to benefit promising students from Rhode Island with significant financial need. Mr. Resmini clerked for Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice William E. Powers prior to entering into general practice. Among his many professional accomplishments, Mr. Resmini has been a prolific author, notable lecturer, and a fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation. He feels greatly indebted to Suffolk Law School, particularly former Deans John E. Fenton and John F. X. O'Brien, for providing him with the inspiration to excel personally and professionally.

    Barbara Phyllis Robinson Scholarship
    Established by Bertram and Phoebe Robinson in memory of their daughter, Barbara Phyllis Robinson, JD '81. Awards will be made to one or more female students enrolled in Suffolk University Law School who demonstrate financial need and outstanding academic ability. Preference will be given to a student concentrating on law related to the technology field.

    C. Edward Rowe Scholarship
    Funds from this scholarship are awarded to worthy and needy Suffolk University Law School students in honor of Judge Rowe, a long-time member of the Board of Trustees and distinguished alumnus of the Law School.

    David J. Sargent Fellowship
    The David J. Sargent Fellowship program was established as a lasting tribute to former dean and University President Emeritus David J. Sargent's contributions and continuing commitment to the advancement of quality legal education, not only at Suffolk University Law School, but regionally, nationally and internationally. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the Admissions Committee based upon outstanding academic credentials and superior aptitude for the study of law. Scholarships are awarded to students upon enrolling at the Law School, and each year thereafter, providing academic achievement is maintained.

    Lewis A. Sassoon Scholarship
    Established by Lewis A. Sassoon, JD '69, to provide scholarship awards to worthy law students from New York State.

    Joseph and Esther Schneider Scholarship
    Established by Mr. and Mrs. Schneider to provide scholarship assistance to deserving law students with a preference given to the Evening Division.

    Donald J. Scott Scholarship
    Established by Donald J. Scott, Esq., JD '41, to provide scholarship assistance to deservng students who demonstrate financial need in any of the three schools of Suffolk University.

    Abner R. and Harriet H. Sisson Scholarship
    Established by Abner R. Sisson, LLB '28, LLD '86. Income to be used to award scholarships to deserving law students.

    Paul T. Smith Scholarship
    Established in memory of a distinguished graduate and trustee of Suffolk University by family and friends. Income to be used to award scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Sokoloff Intellectual Property Award
    Established by Stanley W. Sokoloff, JD '66, to provide financial assistance to a graduating law student in the intellectual property concentration. The ideal candidate will be ethically sensitive and highly regarded by his/her faculty and peers and demonsrtate high academic achievement. The award will be presented in the student's final year of study.

    Peter Sorgi Scholarship
    Established by Peter Sorgi. This fund is to be used for scholarship assistance to deserving law students.

    Steinberg Scholarship
    Established by the late Louis Steinberg. This scholarship is given to the fourth year student in the Evening Division who has achieved the highest cumulative average for the three preceding years.

    Student Bar Association Scholarship Fund
    Funds are awarded to worthy and needy students. A separate application is required for this scholarship during the academic year.

    Charles W. and Anne L. Sullivan Family Scholarship
    Established by Charles W. and Anne L. Sullivan and family to provide for scholarship awards to deserving law students.

    Trifiro-Sargent Scholarship
    Established in honor of Richard J. Trifiro, JD '57, LLD '87, and David J. Sargent, JD '54, to provide financial assistance to worthy and needy students enrolled at Suffolk University Law School.

    Charlotte Rice Warnock Scholarship
    Established by Robert W. Casby, JD '82, in remembrance of his mother and in support of Suffolk University Law School. The scholarship is for a female student at Suffolk Law School who is also a single mother. When possible, preference is to be given to a Canadian.

    Harold and Edith Widett Scholarship Fund
    Awards from this fund will be used for scholarships to academically qualified and deserving students on the basis of financial need.

    Gregg J. Wilson Scholarship
    This award was established in honor of Gregg Wilson, JD '84, by his father, John Wilson, and his family to support one or more deserving law students with demonstrated financial need.

    The Leo Wyman Memorial Fund
    Established in memory of Leo Wyman, JD '18, and awarded annually at graduation to a Day and an Evening student whom the faculty identify as having demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the civic and professional responsibilities of a lawyer.

    Zerola Family Centennial Scholarship Fund
    The scholarship fund will be used to assist academically qualified Suffolk University Law School student(s) with demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students who were formally in foster care or like agencies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; then to students who were in foster care in any state; then to stduents from single parent families or who were in the care of relatives/guardians and not parents; then to students who were without a traditional family support structure.