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The Indianapolis Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Annually, it awards academic and educational scholarships to deserving law students as one way of carrying out its mission – to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. Applications for 2011 Academic and Educational Scholarships are now being accepted.

The IndyBar’s Foundation offers three academic scholarships for students at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. They are as follows:

The Honorable S. Hugh Dillin Scholarship - $1,500

Funded to honor this late distinguished federal jurist, The Dillin scholarship is targeted toward 2nd or 3rd year law students who exhibit the following: 1. academic ex­cellence (as determined by GPA and class ranking); 2. demonstrated commitment to civil rights; 3. demonstrat­ed commitment to the legal profession.

Neil E. Shook Scholarship - $1,500

An exceptional former President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Shook Scholarship was created to acknowledge this bankruptcy lawyer prior to his death in 2003. The Shook scholarship is available to 2nd year Indiana Uni­versity School of Law–Indianapolis law students who exhibit the following characteristics: 1. academic pro­ficiency; 2. interest in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law; 3. financial need; 4. exceptional leadership skills; 5. demonstrated commitment to excellence; 6. proponent of civility in the legal profession.

Rosalie F. Felton Scholarship - $1,500

Rosalie Felton served the Indianapolis Bar as its first Executive Director from 1971 -1995. This scholarship initially was funded to honor her upon her retirement. It is available to 2nd or 3rd year law stu­dents who demonstrate the following traits: 1. dedication to the practice of law; 2. active involvement in commu­nity service; 3. academic excellence

The Foundation also offers 4 Summer IndyBar Review scholarships of $600 each. These scholarships are available to Indianapolis Bar As­sociation law student members enrolled in the current year’s IndyBar Review course. This scholarship is finan­cial need-based, with consideration also given to the stu­dent’s activity with the IndyBar’s Law Student Division.

To access the scholarship application, complete details on the scholarships available and application instructions go to the Bar’s website at www.indybar.org.

The deadline for IndyBar Review scholarships for Summer 2011 is April 1. Academic scholarship applications are due June 15, 2011.•

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