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Mary Browne MacDonald ScholarshipEstablished through the generous gifts of Virginia Lindseth in memory of her mother, Mary Browne MacDonald, A.B. 1924, J.D. 1926.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the dean, with preference given to women.

John J. Mangan ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 by John J. Mangan, J.D. 1967.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.

David Marcus Memorial ScholarshipEstablished through generous gifts from the estate of David Marcus, J.D. 1945.  Income from the fund provides financial aid to law students based on merit at the discretion of the dean.

Henry Allen Mark Scholarship FundEstablished by David W. Feeney, B.S. 1960, LL.B. 1963, in honor of Henry Allen Mark, J.D. 1935.  The award is made annually on the basis of need, character, and merit, at the discretion of the dean.

David P. Mason J.D. 1988 Law ScholarshipEstablished in 2006 by gifts from David P. Mason, J.D. 1988.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.

Dean’s Scholarship endowed by Sherry and Charles MataysEstablished in 2001 with gifts from Sherry Matays, A.B. 1968, and Charles Matays, A.B. 1968, J.D. 1971.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic merit and financial need at the discretion of the dean. Preference will be given to students who completed their undergraduate studies at Cornell.

William J. McCormack Scholarship FundEstablished in memory of William J. McCormack by Donato A. Evangelista, LL.B. 1957.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of merit, at the discretion of the dean.

Robert J. McDonald Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 1999 by former colleagues at Sullivan & Cromwell and friends in memory of Robert J. McDonald, B.S. 1938, J.D. 1941.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need at the discretion of the dean.

John T. McGovern ScholarshipEstablished by John S. McGovern in memory of his father, John T. McGovern, J.D. 1900.  The award is made annually to a law student, at the discretion of the dean.

Norma Meacham and Melvin Osterman ScholarshipEstablished in 2002 with gifts from Norma Meacham, B.S. 1974, J.D. 1977, and Melvin H. Osterman, A.B. 1955, J.D. 1957.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, with preference given to undergraduate Cornellians, at the discretion of the dean.

Celeste Mercer ScholarshipEstablished in 2002 by gifts from Raymond J. Minella J.D. 1974 in honor of his mother, Celeste Mercer.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need at the discretion of the dean.

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George J. Mersereau Fellowship and ScholarshipEstablished through a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Edna Beahan Mersereau in memory of her husband, George J. Mersereau.  The scholarship is for law students who, by reason of character, ability, and need, are deemed exceptionally deserving of financial assistance.

Linda R. and Harry P. Messina, Jr. ScholarshipEstablished In 2006 by a gift from Harry P. Messina LL.B. 1957.  The scholarship is awarded to a law student who either majored in Music or was otherwise significantly involved in music performance as an undergraduate.

Mavis C. and Stanley D. Metzger A.B. 1936, LL.B 1938 ScholarshipEstablished through gifts of Mavis Metzger and Stanley Metzger A.B 1936, LL.B 1938.  The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of need at the discretion of the dean.  If possible, the scholarship will be awarded to the same student in all three years of their law school education.

Leonard T. Milliman Cooperative Law ScholarshipA gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Milliman in memory of their son, Ens. Leonard T. Milliman, USN.  The scholarship is awarded to a law student who has an agricultural background and is a potential specialist in the field of farmer–producer cooperative law.

Edward and Denise Moran ScholarshipEstablished by Denise and Edward R. Moran, LL.B. 1942, for deserving law students with at least a B average.  The scholarship is awarded to graduates of Ohio Wesleyan University and of other colleges and universities in Ohio.

Joseph and Hazel Moran Scholarship FundEstablished by Edward R. Moran, LL.B. 1942, in honor of his parents.  The scholarship is awarded to deserving law students with at least a B average.  The scholarship is awarded to graduates of Ohio Wesleyan University and of other colleges and universities in Ohio.

Lewis W. Morse Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Lewis W. Morse, LL.B. 1928, who served on the faculty from 1931 to 1969, by friends and associates.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the dean.

Paula J. Mueller ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 by Paula J. Mueller, A.B. 1968, J.D. 1973.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.  Preference will be given to students who completed their undergraduate studies at Cornell.

The Laura Taylor Mulvaney LL.B. 1934 Scholarship Established in 2011 by Jack G. Clarke, Esq., LL.B. 1952, to honor the memory of Mrs. Mulvaney, who, while previously unrecognized, served as the first female instructor at Cornell Law School by teaching Future Interests, and also served for many years as the Director of Research for the New York State Law Revision Commission, which was housed at the Law School.  The Mulvaney Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.

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Walter & Chong Sun Nam Law ScholarshipEstablished by Samuel S. Nam J.D. '88 in honor of his parents, this scholarship is awarded each year at the discretion of the Dean of Cornell Law School with "preference for a student with a recent ancestral history of immigration to the United States or with a diverse background."

Michael G. Nast Advocate for Justice ScholarshipEstablished by Dianne M. Nast in memory of her son, Michael Nast A.B. 1989, J.D. 1992.  It is awarded annually on the basis of financial need to Cornell Law School students with preference given to students who actively advocate for social justice on behalf of children and the elderly.  The Law School Office of Financial Aid will identify three financial aid eligible candidates. Biographical information will be forwarded to the Michael G. Nast Memorial Foundation for review and final selection.

The Albert C. and Doris L. Neimeth Dean’s FundCreated in memory of Edna C. Neimeth.  Awards are made at the discretion of the dean.

Erna and Bernard Newman ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 with gifts from the family of Erna and Bernard Newman, including Yvette Harmon, J.D. 1969.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need at the discretion of the dean.

Lawrence Nirenstein Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Lawrence Nirenstein, A.B. 1952, LL.B. 1954, by his law firm, good friends, and classmates.  The scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy law students, at the discretion of the dean.

Joseph D. Norris, Esq., Health Law Public Policy ScholarshipEstablished by John A. Norris, J.D. 1973, in honor of his father.  The award is made annually to one or more students in the joint J.D. and M.B.A. program who have a special interest in health law.

Mark D. Nozette '74 ScholarshipEstablished in 2011 by Mark D. Nozette J.D. 1974, to provide financial assistance to a J.D. candidate who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need.  The Nozette Scholarship is free of special requirements that might limit its conferral, making it one of the most versatile scholarships in Cornell Law School.

Class of 1968 Walter E. Oberer Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 2003 by members of the Cornell Law School Class of 1968 in honor of Professor Walter Oberer, who taught contract law at Cornell Law School.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a Cornell Law Student on the basis of financial need at the discretion of the dean.

Joan Oppenheimer ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 by Joan I. Oppenheimer J.D. 1971.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student on the basis of character and financial need at the discretion of the dean.

Russell K. Osgood ScholarshipEstablished in honor of former dean Osgood by his friends and colleagues.  The award is made annually on the basis of need and merit, at the discretion of the dean.

Norman Penney Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Norman Penney, J.D. 1953, who served on the faculty from 1957 to 1981, by friends and associates.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the dean.

Anthony and Rosemary Phillips Scholarship FundEstablished by Anthony F. Phillips, LL.B. 1962, and his wife, Rosemary L. Phillips.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the dean.

Melvin I. Pitt ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Melvin Ira Pitt, LL.B. 1950, by his family, classmates, and friends.

Cuthbert W. Pound FundCreated through contributions made in memory of Cuthbert W. Pound, Class of 1887, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals and at one time a member of the faculty of Cornell Law School.

Public Interest FellowshipsAdministered by the Public Interest Law Union and supported by donations from students, alumni, and faculty members.  Each year a committee of students and faculty members awards fellowships to selected student applicants pursuing public interest summer jobs that pay little or no salary, thereby making it possible for those students to accept such jobs.  In recent years Public Interest Fellowships have been awarded to students working for legal services, public defenders’ offices, civil rights organizations, and other agencies and groups.

Rosemary Pye ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 by Rosemary Pye, J.D. 1974.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.  Preference will be given to a student who plans to practice law with the government or other public interest position.

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Marcus A. Radice Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 with gifts from Anthony M. Radice, A.B. 1966, J.D. 1969, and his wife Patricia Crown, in memory of his father, B.S. 1929.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit, at the discretion of the dean.  Preference will be given to students who completed their undergraduate studies at Cornell.

Ralls-Tilley Class of 1966 Law School Scholarship FundEstablished by gifts from the members of the Cornell Law School Class of 1966, this scholarship is named in part to recognize two classmates, Robert M. Ralls and David B. Tilley, Sr., who passed away at the time of their 25th Reunion.  Income is awarded to law students on the basis of need and scholarship, and at the discretion of the dean.

Robyrta J. and Bernard R. Rapoport Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 by Bernard R. Rapoport, A.B. 1939, J.D. 1941 and the Leon Lowenstein Foundation in memory of Bernard's wife, Robyrta J. Rapoport.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy candidate at the discretion of the dean.

Charles F. Rechlin ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 by Charles F. Rechlin, A.B. 1968, J.D. 1971.  The scholarship is awarded annually at the discretion of the dean, with preference given to students who have demonstrated an interest in business and financial law.

Justice Walter J. Relihan, Jr., Scholarship FundA gift of the Honorable Walter J. Relihan, Jr., A.B. 1952, J.D. 1959.  The scholarship recognizes excellence and provides assistance to needy and deserving students. Income is awarded annually to a law student at the discretion of the dean.

Lewis and Esta Ress Scholarship FundCreated by gifts from Lewis Ress, A.B. 1952, J.D. 1954, and Esta Ress. Income is awarded annually to a law student on the basis of need and merit, at the discretion of the faculty.

Ritter Memorial Fund ScholarshipEstablished by a gift from the Gerald and Mary Ellen Ritter Memorial Fund.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of need and merit at the discretion of the dean. Preference is given to law students who were undergraduates at Cornell and are participants in a combined degree program.

Ralph K. Robertson ScholarshipEstablished by a bequest from the estate of Maj. Gen. Robert K. Robertson, LL.B. 1906, to be awarded to worthy law students.

Susan and Nathan Robfogel ScholarshipEstablished in 2002 with gifts from Susan S. Robfogel, J.D. 1967, and Nathan J. Robfogel, J.D. 1959.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.

Hon. Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 by his friends and former law clerks to honor the memory of Judge Robinson, A.B. 1943, LL.B. 1947.  The scholarship will be awarded annually at the discretion of the dean, with preference given to minority students from the Washington, DC area.

Dean’s Scholarship endowed by William and Adele RogersEstablished in 2001 through gifts from the estates of former United States Secretary of State and Attorney General William P. Rogers, J.D. 1937, and his wife Adele Langston Rogers, A.B. 1933, J.D. 1936.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic merit and financial need at the discretion of the dean.

Peter A. and Stavroula Romas Scholarship FundEstablished in honor of Peter A. and Stavroula Romas to provide a scholarship for law students in need.

Simon Rosenzweig–H. Sol Tunick Memorial ScholarshipEstablished by the friends and families of Simon Rosenzweig, A.B. 1927, LL.B. 1929, and H. Sol Tunick, LL.B. 1928.  The scholarship is awarded annually at the discretion of the dean.

The Rosetta ScholarshipEstablished by an anonymous gift, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need.  Preference will be given to students from developing nations as defined by the United Nations, with greatest preference given to students from Africa.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild Foundation ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 through generous gifts from the Rothschild Foundation as designated by its directors, including Stanley Komaroff, A.B. 1956, J.D. 1958.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need to a European LL.M. student intending to return to Europe to practice.  Preference will be given to students from Europe, in keeping with the wishes of the foundation.

Nathaniel Rubin ScholarshipEstablished from the estate of Nathaniel Rubin, A.B. 1928, J.D. 1930.  Preference is given to law students from the Hudson Valley in New York State.

Carl and Lillian Rudnick ScholarshipEstablished in 2000 by Robert A. Rudnick, J.D. 1972, in honor of his parents.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit at the discretion of the dean.

Joseph S. Ruggie, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 in memory of Joseph S. Ruggie, Jr., A.B. 1959, J.D. 1965, with gifts from his wife, Carol Conley-Ruggie, and his family, friends and business associates.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and character, at the discretion of the dean.  In recognition of the importance of high-quality writing to the practice and study of law, preference will be given to students who majored in English as undergraduates.

Rush Family ScholarshipEstablished in 2001 with gifts from Suzanne Wheeler, Deborah Craft, Denise Rush, and Sharon Rush, A.B. 1974, J.D. 1980, in loving memory of their parents, Betty I. and William P. Rush, devoted career employees of Cornell.  The scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need at the discretion of the dean. Preference will be given to students who plan a career in civil rights law.

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