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Wisconsin Law Foundation Scholarships and Awards

As the charitable arm of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Law Foundation annually awards Donald O’Melia Scholarships and Belle Case La Follette Awards.

Donald O'Melia Scholarships

The Donald O’Melia Scholarships are awarded to young/new lawyers who participate in the State Bar’s Leadership Development Summit and commit to serving in a volunteer capacity. These scholarships defray the cost of attending the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting & Conference and allow new lawyers to attend and network with their peers.

Belle Case La Follette Awards

The Belle Case La Follette Awards recognize three recent law school graduates, who are State Bar of Wisconsin members and practicing in Wisconsin, and who represent under-served populations, such as people of modest means and those who live in rural areas.

Belle Case La Follette Awards Call for Applications

The Wisconsin Law Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Belle Case La Follette Awards. These awards will be given for the first time in 2016 to recognize three recent law school graduates, who are State Bar of Wisconsin members and practicing in Wisconsin, and who represent under-served populations, such as people of modest means and those who live in rural areas. One award will be given to a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. One award will be given to a graduate of Marquette University Law School. One award will be given to a graduate of a law school located outside Wisconsin who is practicing in Wisconsin.

In addition to being recognized for providing excellent representation to under-served persons, each awardee will receive a $2,000 award to support his or her practice. The awards have been made possible by generous contributions from the members of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the State Bar of Wisconsin Senior Lawyers Division. Awardees will also be invited to attend the 2016 Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows Dinner being held in Milwaukee on October 18, 2016.

Application deadline: September 12, 2016.

Application Procedure

For information on eligibility and the application process, please review the Belle Case La Follette Scholarship Call for Applications.

Please submit nominations to:

Wisconsin Law Foundation Awards Committee
ATTN: Beth Drake
P.O. Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158

Please contact Beth Drake at (608) 250-6171 or

org WLF-Fellows wisbar wisbar WLF-Fellows org for more information.