Catholic University’s Securities Law Program has announced the availability of new scholarships for enrolled students in their second, third or fourth years of law school.
The grants are currently $1,000 per year and scheduled to increase in coming years.
Any second-year student who expresses interest in the Securities Law Program by October of their third semester of study may be considered for the “Securities Law Program Scholarship of Excellence,” which is based upon overall GPA. The student must enroll in the Securities Law Program and follow its curriculum.
The same applies to any 3rd or 4th year student who, by October of the fifth semester of study, commits to the Securities Law Program by signing up to attain the certificate, and who has taken the necessary courses to be on track to earn the certificate. The recipient will be announced during the fall semester. This scholarship award will also be based upon overall GPA, as well as GPA in securities focused courses.
“I hope that this scholarship will highlight the fact that the Securities Law Program is increasingly perceived in the legal community as one of the premier J.D. securities programs in the nation,” said Professor David Lipton, director of the Securities Law Program at the Columbus School of Law, pictured above, front left, with 2012 graduates of the Securities Law Certificate Program.
“Our alumni have recognized our achievements by contributing to the scholarship fund. Our students are placing very well in a tight economy. We want to encourage all students who are interested in this program to be able to get involved,” he said.