Foundation Public Service Scholarship Award


The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to accept applications for the Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship. Completed applications must be post marked by April 30, 2015. The scholarship provides $5,000 as assistance to a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year college or university. At least one of the parents (or guardians) of the student must be a current federal government attorney or federal judge and a member of the Federal Bar Association. If you have children that meet these criteria, we eagerly encourage them to apply for this scholarship.

The scholarship is funded by the Earl W. Kintner Memorial Fund. Earl W. Kintner was a distinguished member of the Federal Bar Association and two-time national president. His professional and civic leadership and dedication serve as a model to any aspiring academic.

An applicant must complete this application and the required essay as well as enclose official copies of their most recent transcript and a letter of acceptance from the college or university that he/she is planning to attend. Completed applications must be returned to the Foundation post marked by April 30, 2015.

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is a chartered non-profit foundation with an IRS designation as a 501(c)(3)charitable organization. The foundation’s mission is to promote and support legal research and education, advance the science of jurisprudence, facilitate the administration of justice, and foster improvements in the practice of federal law. Should you have any questions about the foundation or the Public Service Scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association at (571) 481-9100 or via email at foundation@fedbar.org.


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

Read updates from the 2013 and 2012  Public Service Scholarship recipients

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