Scholarships endowed since 2000

The M. Douglas Dunn Scholarship was established in 2007 by M. Douglas Dunn '70 to provide assistance to deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend the law school.

The Joe H. and Martha O. Foy Scholarship was established by Joe Foy '50 (BA'48) and his wife, Martha (BA'48), in 2000 to fund annual scholarships.

The Keith Glasgow Scholarship was established in 2010 through a bequest from S. McPheeters Glasgow Jr. '40 to provide financial support to worthy students.

The Richard R. Hays Scholarship was established in 2011 by Richard R. Hays '86 to honor his 25th reunion and provide financial support to deserving students. The first Hays Scholar will be a member of the Class of 2015.

The Hess Scholarship was established in 2006 by William H. Hess '90 and Jodi Hess to provide assistance for second- or third-year students who maintain Dean's List or higher GPA standing, have demonstrated financial need, and have borrowed significantly for their legal education.

The Justice-Moore Family Scholarship was established by Kathleen Justice-Moore '91 in 2010 to provide scholarship assistance to students who show an interest in working in the not-for-profit sector or in public service after graduation.

The Richard F. and Gloria E. LaRoche Scholarship was established in 2004 by Richard F. ("Ted") LaRoche Jr. '70 and his wife, Gloria (BA'67).

The James G. Lewis Scholarship was established in 2006 by James G. Lewis '90 to provide assistance to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement.

The Anthony R. Mansfield Litigation Skills Scholarship was established in 2003 by James H. Hancock '66 and John Tavss '79 in memory of their friend, Anthony R. Mansfield '68, and provides support to a third-year student based on financial need.

The Thomas R. McCoy Scholarship was established in 2007 by law alumni and friends to honor Professor Tom McCoy and his teaching legacy upon the occasion of his retirement from a distinguished 39-year career at Vanderbilt Law School. The fund provides need-based scholarships for law students who demonstrate outstanding intellectual and analytical ability in the field of constitutional law.

The Hugh Jackson Morgan Scholarship was established in 2004 by former Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member Hugh J. Morgan Jr. '56 to honor his father.

The Sally Baum Nordlund and D. Craig Nordlund Scholarship in Law was established in 2005 by Sally Baum Nordlund (BSN'74) and D. Craig Nordlund '74.

The Ethel and Cecil Roberts Scholarship was established in 2005 by Stephanie E. Parker '84 in honor of her grandparents to provide financial assistance to law students who are current residents of the state of Georgia and who demonstrate high academic achievement and good citizenship.

The Paul H. Sanders Scholarship fund was established in honor of Professor Sanders, a member of the law faculty from 1948-74. The scholarship was endowed by a gift from his estate and by contributions from his colleagues, family and friends.

The Schlesinger Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Drs. Leonard A. and Phyllis F. Schlesinger of Wellesley, Massachusetts, in honor of their daughter, Emily Schlesinger '05, and in appreciation of the education she received at Vanderbilt Law School. The scholarship provides assistance to deserving students in the law school who would otherwise be unable to attend.

The M. Lee Smith Scholarship was established in 2006 by M. Lee Smith '67 (BA'64) to provide financial assistance to law students who demonstrate high academic achievement and good character.

The Kent Syverud Scholarship was established in 2004 by alumni, faculty and friends to honor outgoing Dean Kent Syverud for his eight years of service to the law school.

The Alfred Welcker Taylor Scholarship was established in 2003 by A. Alexander "Alec" Taylor II '78 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to honor the memory of his father, Alfred Welcker Taylor '50, and to provide scholarships for students who meet the requirements for honor scholarships.

The Weldon Wilson Scholarship was established in 2011 by Wilson Weldon Wilson '86 and Elaine C. Wilson to honor Weldon's 25th reunion. The scholarship provides financial support to deserving students who are graduates of public institutions.

The Hope and Stavros Zeppos Scholarship was established in 2005 by Nicholas S. Zeppos, professor of law and chancellor of Vanderbilt University, and his wife, Lydia A. Howarth, in memory of the chancellor's parents. This scholarship provides financial assistance to law students who demonstrate high academic achievement and good character.

Annually Funded Scholarships since 2000

The Barney D. Byrd Annual Scholarship was established in 2006 by Barney D. Byrd '79 to provide scholarship assistance based on merit to deserving students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the law school.

The Rana B. Diorio Scholarship was established in 2007 by Rana B. DiOrio '91 to provide scholarship support for third-year students enrolled in the law school who plan on pursuing a law and business track.

The Federal Courts Bench and Bar Scholarship was established in 2007 by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, which has made funds available to help economically disadvantaged students from Middle Tennessee to attend law school. This scholarship is awarded annually.

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