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IBA: Indianapolis Bar Foundation Awards Academic and Educational Scholarships

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The Indianapolis Bar Foundation recently awarded seven scholarships to both law students and to individuals preparing to take the Indiana Bar Exam in summer 2013.

Three academic scholarships were presented to assist students during their law school career. The following students received academic scholarships in 2013:

Rosalie F. Felton Scholarship: Michelle Langdon, student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Hon. William E. Steckler Scholarship: Kelli Liggett, student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Neil E. Shook Scholarship: Roya Parter, student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

In addition to these academic scholarships, four individuals received educational scholarships for the IndyBar’s summer 2013 Indy Bar Review course. IndyBar Review, the only bar exam preparation course offered by a bar association in the country, will prepare these individuals to sit for the Indiana Bar Exam in July 2013. Individuals receiving educational scholarships in 2013 are:

Christopher Gines

Andrea Kochert

Brandon Tate

Adam Willfond

The next scholarships to be awarded will be educational scholarships to be applied to the winter 2013 IndyBar Review course. Visit www.indybar.org to access application materials, which are due Nov. 1.

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar Association, is a community-focused leader of the local legal profession. The foundation’s ongoing grants and programs are maintained solely through the generosity and energy of its directors, fellows and donors. The assistance provided to students through IBF funded scholarships is a key component in the organization’s mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.•

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