The following scholarships are awarded annually:
Milton & Pauline Abrahams Endowed Scholarship
Established by Milton R. Abrahams, Class of 1927, and Pauline S. Abrahams for second and third year students.
Baird Holm, L.L.P. Annual Scholarship
Established by the Law Firm of Baird Holm, L.L.P. for first year law students from Nebraska or Iowa who are from educationally or culturally disadvantaged backgrounds.
Margaret Brooks Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Margaret Brooks, by her sister, for second and third year female students.
Donald & Daphne Campbell Endowed Scholarship
Established by Donald Campbell, Class of 1978, and Daphne Campbell for first, second, and third year students.
Sal & Mary Kay Carta Endowed Scholarship
Established by Salvadore Carta, Class of 1968, and Mary Kay Carta to acknowledge the importance Creighton University has played in their personal and professional lives, and in recognition of and thanksgiving for the many blessing bestowed on them. The Scholarship is for second and third year students who demonstrate the need for financial aid and who rank in the top one-third of the class.
P. James Cosgrave Endowed Scholarship
Established by Pearl-Joan Cosgrave in honor of her father, P. James Cosgrave, for second and third year students.
Croker, Huck, Kasher, Dewitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, L.L.C. Endowed Scholarship
The Croker, Huck, Kasher, Dewitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, L.L.C. Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of one of the firmís senior and founding members, Richard E. Crocker, Class of 1957. The award is for second or third year students with high academic standing and financial need.
Francis L. & Margaret M. Cudahy Endowed Scholarship
Established by Francis L. Cudahy, Class of 1935, for second and third year students.
Marianne & Thomas Culhane Scholarship
Established by Marianne and Thomas Culhane, Class of 1974, for second or third year students who are able to demonstrate the need for financial aid in order to continue their education.
Dean's Academic Scholarship
Awarded by the Law School to students of superior academic ability. The Dean's Academic Scholarship is a three year scholarship, subject to certain conditions.
Mark De Gennaro Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mark De Gennaro, Class of 1986, for first, second and third year students.
James A. & Amelia Doyle Endowed Scholarship
Established by James A. Doyle, Dean of Creighton Law School from 1947 until 1971, for second and third year students.
Harry Kenneth Dwyer Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Harry Kenneth Dwyer, Class of 1930, by his widow, Edith Anne Dwyer, to assist students of high academic standing with need for financial aid.
Joseph D. Edney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Joseph D. Edney, Class of 1983, by his parents, John A. and Mary Jane Edney, and friends for third year students.
John and Trish Fahey Annual Minority Law Scholarship
Established by John Fahey, Class of 1971, and Trish Fahey, Class of 1982, for students who will promote ethnic, racial and other forms of diversity.
James J. Fitzgerald Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of James J. Fitzgerald, Class of 1927, by his associates in the law firm formerly known as Fitzgerald, Brown, Leahy, Strom, Schorr & Barmettler, for third year students.
Fraser Stryker PC LLO Scholarship
Established by the law firm of Fraser Stryker PC LLO for first and second year students.
David Furnas Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Carol and James Furnas in memory of their son, David Furnas, Class of 1993, for a student interested in pursuing a career in health and/or medical law.
Michael J. Galvin, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Established by Michael J. Galvin, Sr., Class of 1925.
The Leon 'Bud' Gaskill Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2011 by the trust of Leon 'Bud' Gaskill for a law student who is a graduate of a Nebraska Catholic high school.
Barbara J. Gaskins Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2011 by Kenneth D. Gaskins in memory of his late wife, Barbara J. Gaskins. For 30 years she was a member of the Creighton Law faculty and for 24 years she also served as Associate Dean of the Law School. The scholarship is for first-year students with an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, who are of high academic standing and demonstrate, according to accepted practices, a need for financial aid to continue their education.
Amelia & Emil Graff Endowed Scholarship
Established by the estate of Amelia Bunbury Graff in recognition of her husband, Emil Graff, Arts and Sciences Class of 1922, for first, second and third year students.
The Don Scott Greene Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Professor Greene, a member of the faculty of Creighton Law School from 1979 until 1981, by his widow, colleagues, and students.
William F. Grodinsky Endowed Scholarship
Established on the 90th birthday of the late William F. Grodinsky, Class of 1913, by friends and associates in the firm of Kutak Rock for second year students.
Marcus D. Gross Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Marcus D. Gross, first year law student in 2003-2004, by the Creighton Law School Community for students with an interest in Economics and a need for financial aid.
Hawkins Family Endowed Scholarship
Established by Kim, Class of 1979, and Karen Hawkins for students who have demonstrated high academic potential and have financial need.
Harry R. Henatsch Endowed Scholarship
Established by the law firm of Katskee and Henatsch, family, and friends of Harry R. Henatsch in commemoration of his 50 years in the practice of law, for second and third year students.
Yale J. Kaplan Endowed Scholarship
Established by the estate of Yale J. Kaplan, Class of 1952, for first, second and third year students who are of high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Frank J. Kellegher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Frank J. Kellegher Foundation for second and third year students who have expressed an interest in the subjects of Estate Planning and federal and local tax law.
James L. Koley í54 Scholarship in Constitutional Law
Established to honor the remarkable legal and business career of James L. Koley, Class of 1954 by the law firm of Koley Jessen P. C., for a second or third year student who has demonstrated an aptitude and interest in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and related constitutional issues.
Simon Korshoj Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1991 by the late Simon Korshoj, for third year students.
Yale S. Kroloff Endowed Scholarship
Established by the will of Yale S. Kroloff, Class of 1930, for third year students.
Kutak Rock Diversity Scholarship
Established by the Law Firm of Kutak Rock for entering first-year students who have experienced cultural, educational or financial disadvantages.
Winthrop & Frances Lane Scholarship
Established in memory of Winthrop and Frances Lane by a family foundation and associates of the Omaha firm of Baird, Holm, McEachen, Pedersen, Hamann & Strasheim.
William J. & Kathleen A. Lillis Endowed Scholarship
Established by William J. Lillis, Class of 1968, & Kathleen A. Lillis, to assist students of high academic standing with need for financial aid.
Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes, L.L.C. Scholarship
Established by the law firm of Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes, L.L.C. for second and third year students who have demonstrated high academic potential and have financial need.
Lena Lorge Endowed Scholarship
Established by the will of Lena Lorge.
William P. Lynch Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of William P. Lynch, Class of 1906, by his son, the Honorable Patrick William Lynch, Class of 1938.
Cole & Joan Macdonald Endowed Scholarship
Established to honor Cole and Joan Macdonald on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary by their daughter Deborah A. Macdonald, Class of 1980, for first, second and third year students with financial need.
Leo & Joy McCarthy Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2007 from a bequest made by the late Leo A. McCarthy, Class of 1963. The Leo & Joy McCarthy Endowed Scholarship is intended to assist students enrolled in the Creighton School of Law.
Brian McCullough Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in the memory of Brian McCullough, Class of 1980, by his family.
Albert & Kathleen McGinn Scholarship
Established by the law firm of McGinn, McGinn, Jennings & Springer for first, second or third year students demonstrating financial need and academic scholarship. Preference to students from Council Bluffs or Southwest Iowa.
McGrath North Mullin and Kratz Endowed Scholarship
Established by the law firm of McGrath North Mullin & Kratz for two entering first year students based on academic merit. These scholarships are in the amount of one-half tuition.
McKee, Voorhees and Sease PLC Endowed Scholarship
Established by the law firm formerly known as Zarley, McKee, Thomte, Voorhees & Sease, for a second or third year student with an interest in intellectual property.
Medico Insurance Company Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Mutual Protective and Medico Life Insurance Company for third year students.
Harry G. & Marion M. Montgomery Scholarship
Established by the late Harry G. and Marion M. Montgomery for first, second or third year students with high academic standards and financial need.
G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Scholarship
Established by the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation that provides scholarships for three law students. Applicants must be graduates of Nebraska high schools with a "B" average, must demonstrate financial need, and must maintain a "B" average in law school.
Philip F. & Ruth E. Nestor Endowed Scholarship
Established by Phillip F. Nestor, Class of 1940, for a third year student.
Daniel Clifford Nolan Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Daniel Clifford Nolan by his son Richard J. Nolan, Class of 1970, and Jean O'Neil Nolan for students of Catholic faith who have resided in the state of Iowa.
Omaha Law League Scholarship
Established by the Omaha Law League for a student demonstrating academic excellence.
Dr. Eileen OíNeil Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Eileen OíNeil Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by a bequest from Dr. OíNeilís living trust. The Fund provides tuition assistance for law students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Dr. OíNeil received her BA and JD from Creighton University. She was a professor of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, MA, conducting research in public health, health care law and ethics, epistemology, and health care policy and politics.
Carl J. Peter Scholarship
Established in memory of Carl J. Peter by members of his family for a third year student of the Catholic faith who received an undergraduate degree from a Catholic university.
Jack & Judy Twidwell Pogge Endowed Scholarship
Established by Jack Pogge, Class of 1978, and Judy Twidwell Pogge, Class of 1979, to assist students of high academic standing with need for financial aid.
Lawrence & Dinah Raful Endowed Scholarship
Established to honor Lawrence Raful, Dean of the School of Law from 1988 to 1999, and his wife Dinah.
N.H. Rasmussen, M.D. Annual Scholarship
Established as an annual gift from John A. Rasmussen, Jr., in honor of his grandfather, N.H. Rasmussen, M.D. 1915, to be used to provide scholarships for deserving students in the School of Law.
Francis Gerald Griffen Reardon Endowed Scholarship
Established by the will of Neal D. Reardon in memory of his late brother, Francis Gerald Griffen Reardon. This scholarship shall be used to assist some worthy student who produces a dissertation on some phase of legal ethics.
Patrick & Mary Rensch Endowed Scholarship
Established by Patrick Rensch, Class of 1950, and Mary Rensch for first, second, or third year students who demonstrate financial need.
Judge Richard E. Robinson Endowed Scholarship
Established by Judge Robinson's law clerks in his honor for a first year student.
Harold Rock Scholarship Fund
Established by Harold Rock for a third year student who must be registered to work in the Legal Clinic.
Frances M. Ryan Diversity Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Frances M. Ryan in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity in the School of Law. The purpose of the Ryan Scholarship program is to encourage those who will promote ethnic, racial and other forms of diversity to enter the profession of law. The School will give individualized consideration to all applicants and consider the degree to which each applicant will promote diversity, whether the applicant has overcome a disadvantaged background and the applicant's potential for success. All applicants who wish to apply for a Ryan Scholarship must request consideration on the Application for Admission.
Roland J. Santoni Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2009 by the Gary & Mary West Foundation on behalf of Roland & Rosemary Santoni. Professor Santoni served as a Creighton Law School faculty member for more than twenty years and Mrs. Santoni earned her undergraduate and her graduate degrees from Creighton. The award is for exemplary third year law students who have received little or no prior scholarship support.
Honorable Allen A. Sekt Endowed Scholarship
Established by the late Honorable Allen A. Sekt, Class of 1936, who was grateful for the opportunities afforded to him by Creighton and the Jesuits. Senator Sekt felt it was an honor to have received his legal education at Creighton and felt a moral duty to give back to the institution that afforded him the opportunity and to the Jesuits who instilled in him a sense of fairness and service to others. He left a rich legacy of public service to his adopted land of Guam and to all he came in contact with.
Charles Sherman, Jr. & Charles Sherman III Endowed Scholarship
Established by Charles and Lucille Sherman in honor of their son, Charles Sherman, for second or third year law students.
Rodney & Lois Shkolnick Endowed Scholarship
Established honoring Professor and former Dean Emeritus of the Law School, Rodney, and his wife, Lois Shkolnick, by the law firm of Erickson & Sederstrom for a third year student. McGrath North Mullin and Kratz is a principal benefactor for this scholarship.
Dr. Richard Shugrue/Phi Delta Phi Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Richard Shugrue, Professor of Law, by an anonymous donor for a second or third year member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
Jerry M. Slusky Annual Commercial Real Estate Scholarship
Established by Jerry M. Slusky, Class of 1971, for students who have exhibited an interest in pursuing a legal career in the practice of commercial real estate law, finance and development.
Honorable Walter H. Smith Endowed Scholarship
Established by the family of the Honorable Walter H. Smith, Class of 1937, to provide scholarships for second and third year law students who have shown sincere dedication to their education, have financial need and have a high level of integrity.
The Honorable Lyle E. and Regina Strom School of Law Centennial Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Honorable Lyle E. Strom, Class of 1953 and Clinical Professor and Director of the Robert M. Spire Internship Program at the School of Law, and Regina Strom for second and third year students.
Student Bar Association Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2010 by the Student Bar Association Board members. The award provides equal awards for two students entering their third year of law school who have not previously received scholarship assistance from the School of Law. One award shall be given to the third year law school student who has the greatest percentage improvement in his or her grade point average between the second semester of his or her first year of law school and the second semesters of his or her second year of law school. The second award shall be given to the qualified third year law school student with the highest grade point average. The same student cannot receive both awards and the scholarship is not renewable.
David A. Svoboda Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Kennedy Holland Law Firm (the former Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & Svoboda partners are now associated with Lamson, Dugan & Murray and Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP) in memory of their colleague, David A. Svoboda, a 1959 graduate of Creighton University School of Law.
John J. & Eleanor B. Sykora Endowed Scholarship
Established by John J. and Eleanor B. Sykora in memory of their son, John D. Sykora, Class of 1977, to provide one full tuition scholarship annually to a student who ranked in the top five percent of his or her undergraduate graduating class.
Valentino Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by the family of the late Salvatore Valentino, Class of 1983, a member of the Creighton's College of Business Administration faculty, for first, second and third year students of high academic standing who demonstrate financial need.
Clayton J. and Arlene D. Vaske Annual Scholarship
For second and third year students. Established by Ronald K. Vaske, Class of 1997, in honor of his parents for their encouragement and support while he was a student at the Creighton University School of Law.
George W. & Susan J. Venteicher Endowed Scholarship
Established by George W., Class of 1962, and Susan J. Venteicher for second and third year law students who did not receive a scholarship upon entering law school. This award is for students who have a respect for the body of knowledge that makes up the study of Law, who seek to enter the profession for the value of the work, and who maintain high ethical and moral standards.
Harry L. Welch Award
Established by the law firm of Gross & Welch, P.C., in memory of one of its founders, Harry L. Welch, Class of 1927, noted Nebraska trial lawyer, member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and past President of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and presented annually to the first year student who attains the highest grade in Civil Procedure for the first semester.
Gail Werner-Robertson & Scott Robertson Endowed Scholarship
Established by Gail Werner-Robertson and Scott Robertson for third year students who indicate interest in using their legal education to pursue an entrepreneurial career.
John W. Whelan Endowed Scholarship
Established by the late Eugenia M. Whelan in memory of her husband.
A.A. & Ethel Yossem Endowed Scholarship
Established by the late A.A. Yossem for students of the Jewish faith. Eligible applicants must request consideration on the Application for Admission.
Father John D. 'Jack' Zuercher, S.J. Memorial Scholarship
Established by an anonymous donor in honor of Father John D. 'Jack' Zuercher for a third year law student. Father Zuercher was a former Chaplain of the Creighton Law School and a longtime member of the Creighton Jesuit Community.