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IBA: Foundation Closes Year by Presenting Scholarships

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Each year, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation presents scholarships to deserving law students, fulfilling its mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis. Donations made by members and friends of our legal community have made this assistance possible.

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Indianapolis Bar Foundation scholarships.

Rosalie F. Felton Scholarship, $1,500 – Established to honor the late, long-serving former Executive Director of the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation, the scholarship is awarded annually to an Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis student who has achieved academic excellence and has a demonstrated financial need.

Awarded to James Smerbeck


Neil E. Shook Scholarship, $1,500 – Awarded to a law student attending the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis who has an interest in creditor’s rights and bankruptcy law, a commitment to excellence and exceptional leadership skills.

Awarded to Amanda Dalton, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis


Hon. William E. Steckler Scholarship, $1,500 – Named for the late Hon. William E. Steckler, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. The recipient shall be a second- or third-year law student who best exemplifies the traits of academic excellence and orientation toward public service.

Awarded to Sarah Benson, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis


IndyBar Review Scholarship, $600 – Provided to alleviate the financial burden of bar exam preparation those eligible have enrolled in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s IndyBar Review Course and have demonstrated financial need.

Awarded to Shannon White, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis •

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