Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Program, established in 2013, provides a $3,000 scholarship to a fulltime, 3L Pennsylvania resident involved in the Penn State Dickinson Law trial advocacy program. The scholarship is awarded annually, on a competitive basis.

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Enrolled as a fulltime student at Dickinson Law;
  • 3L/Third year student;
  • Pennsylvania resident as documented by applicant’s voter registration card or Pennsylvania driver’s license;
  • Involved in the trial advocacy program as affirmed by student and evidenced by unofficial academic transcript;
  • Interested in pursuing trial advocacy after graduation as discussed in the applicant’s 250-500 word essay and evidenced by the applicant’s recommendations; and
  • A Law Student member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association which is free for electronic members. Sign-up Here

Applications are due December 1, and the scholarship will be awarded by December 31.

Resources

Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship – FAQs

Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

2018 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Rebecca Marsnik

2017 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Triston “Chase” O’Savio

2016 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Francesca Kester

2015 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – David R. Talmage

2014 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Christopher McCabe

2013 Joseph T. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Lindsay A. Berkstresser