The Board of Directors of the Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships based on merit and need as related to the Foundation’s mission statement. With the exception of the SBA Leadership Award, all scholarship awards will be applied to Fall 2018 tuition expenses. The SBA Leadership Award will be disbursed May 2018.
We encourage all eligible students to apply and request that faculty and staff likewise encourage all qualified students to apply.
Please follow the directions carefully when applying.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 12, 2018
The Martha Sonnenschein Scholarship
The Martha Sonnenschein Scholarship was created to reward outstanding leadership in law school in addition to classroom performance. Leadership may be demonstrated through activities and contributions to student organizations, pro bono achievement, academic teams (moot court and mock trial achievement), and publication.
Mr. Irving Sonnenschein, an attorney living in Manhattan, put seed money toward the school when it was first established and has stayed in touch with its leadership over the years. In memory of his wife, Martha Sonnenschein, he made a $250,000 endowed scholarship gift to the school that will generate scholarships for students for years to come. In appreciation of his gift the appellate courtroom has been renamed in his honor and in memory of his wife, Martha.
This is an annual $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester ) and we encourage all eligible students to apply.
Eligibility requirements: Must be 2nd semester 1L, 2L, or 1st semester 3L on first day of class, Fall and top 30% academically.
Dr. Chester A. Aikens Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to a student whose legal studies are in addition to an already accomplished and multifaceted career. This student will have demonstrated an enthusiasm for continued intellectual achievement over a diverse career path.
Eligibility requirements: Must be 2nd semester 1L, 2L, or 1st semester 3L on first day of class, Fall term.
The Christain Winicki '06 Memorial Scholarship was created in loving memory of Christian Winicki to support Florida Coastal law students in their second or third year with preferences to military/veteran students or to those with a demonstrated background or interest in athletic endeavors.
Eligibility requirements: Must be 2nd semester 1L, 2L, or 1st semester 3L on first day of class Fall term.
SBA Student Leadership Award
Awarded for outstanding law school leadership in addition to community service. This $2,000 award is dedicated to defraying costs relating to the Bar Prep Course or Post-Graduate expenses.
Eligibility requirements: Must be a 3L or have attended Coastal Law for at least 3 years, have paid student dues each semester, and plan to take the Bar exam immediately following graduation or within one year of award receipt. Applicant must have at least 2.0 GPA and have significant community service involvement (50+ hours). Applicant must also demonstrate leadership on campus through any of the various student organizations.
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Chapter Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to outstanding students engaged in the study of Family Law, this is a $1,000 annual scholarship. No application required. Clinical faculty nominate students for this award.
For additional questions contact:
Coastal Law Foundation
Karen M. Eubanks
Manager of Institutional Effectiveness