Washburn Law Students Receive Kansas Bar Foundation Scholarships

Photograph: Scholarship recipients.Five Washburn University School of Law students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Kansas Bar Foundation. The Kansas Bar Association recently announced its 2014 foundation grants and scholarships, furthering its commitment to improving the legal system for all Kansans.

Richard W. Smith, a 2L from St. George, Utah, was awarded the Case, Moses, & Zimmerman P.A. Law Student Scholarship. It is intended for a second-year law student.

Christopher A. Rohr, a 3L from Colby, Kan., received the Maxine S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a law student originally from Kansas, who plans to to practice in a rural Kansas area, with western Kansas preferred and have completed at least 60 hours toward a law degree.

Kurtis K. Wiard, a 3L from Windom, Kan., was awarded The John E. Shamberg Memorial Law Student Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to a Washburn University School of Law student who exhibits a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas and has an interest in plaintiff’s work.

Kayla L. Roehler , a 2L from Cumberland, Wis.,  was presented the Hinkle Elkouri Scholarship Award. Community service is important to the Hinkle Elkouri law firm, and applicants must exhibit a history of community involvement for consideration. In addition, the applicant must make evident a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas.

Aaron Othmer, a 1L from Topeka, was awarded the Frank Norton Scholarship Award. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must be in their second or third year of study at Washburn Law and not receiving any other scholarship support.

More information about the Kansas Bar Foundation and these scholarships can be found at www.ksbar.org.