Foundation Public Service Scholarship Award


The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association established the Public Service Scholarship Award to recognize and provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior who is the son or daughter of a current federal government attorney or federal judge and a member of the Federal Bar Association. The scholarship is $5,000 and can be used for tuition, books, fees or housing.

Applicants are evaluated on the strength of their academic record, leadership skills and recognition, school/community activities and service, and essay response.

Funding for the Foundation of the FBA’s Public Service Scholarship Award comes from a fund named in memory of Earl W. Kintner, who was a distinguished leader of the Federal Bar Association for many years. His professional and civic leadership and dedication should serve as a model to any aspiring academic.

Congratulations to the 2014 Public Service Scholarship recipient, Anne Whitney from Columbia, SC!


The application for the 2015 scholarship will be due April 30, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four year college or university.
  • At least one of the applicant’s parents (or guardians) must currently be a federal government attorney or federal judge and member of the Federal Bar Association.
Applicants are Evaluated on the Following Criteria:
  • Academic record
  • Leadership recognition
  • School and community activities and service
  • Compelling essay response — both substance and written communication skills
Required Documentation
  • Completed Application
  • Most recent transcripts — official copy
  • Letter of acceptance from four year college, university or graduate/professional school (new enrollees only)
  • Essay