Bedford Bar Association President Bill Higgins proudly announced the establishment of a scholarship to support Bedford County students who enroll in an accredited law school. To fund the scholarship, the Bar Association deposited $10,000 into an endowment fund managed by the Bedford County Endowments and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The scholarships will be available on an annual basis to all students who earned their high school diploma while a resident of Bedford County, and will be funded for the duration of the student’s enrollment in an accredited Law School. The awards will be up to $500 per student, with a maximum of $2,500 distributed annually. The actual amount awarded will be determined based on the number of applicants.
“I am proud that our Bar Association has made this commitment to our students and the legal profession. This was one of my primary goals for my year as President, and I am glad that we were able to get this accomplished. We worked closely with Kay Reynolds, Director of the Bedford County Endowments, to get the ball rolling, and I look forward to serving on the scholarship committee going forward. We hope to start making distributions immediately. I encourage any student currently enrolled in Law School, or who plans to enroll in the fall, to contact me so we can get them an application,” stated District Attorney and Bar President Bill Higgins, Jr.
“This scholarship is a wonderful resource for Bedford County students interested in the law as a profession. We at the Community Foundation are pleased to work with Bill Higgins and the Bedford County Bar Association on this fund,” added Kay Reynolds, Director of the Bedford County Endowment.
Any student interested in applying for the Bar Association Law Student Scholarship should contact Bill Higgins at 814-623-4855. Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship fund should contact Kay Reynolds at 814-623-0044.
“This is great day for the legal profession in Bedford County, and I could not be more proud to serve as President of this organization,” concluded Higgins.
Posted on January 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM by Angie Berzonski