Catholic University law students Richard Fox (3L) and John Goswell (2L) have been selected as the first recipients of the “Securities Law Program Scholarship of Excellence,” a new scholarship endowed and available for the first time for the 2012-13 academic year.
The two students will each receive a grant of $1,000, an amount that is expected 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 financial award, which is based upon overall GPA as well as overall involvement in the Securities Program. The student must be enrolled in the Securities Law Program and be following 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. This scholarship award will also be based upon overall GPA, as well as GPA in securities focused courses.
“I hope that these grants 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.
“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.