New York, NY (February 6, 2013)—New
York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell today announced the
creation of a new scholarship opportunity for members of New York City
uniformed services and other dedicated public servants. The Public Service
Scholarship Program was conceived by Dean Crowell, who took office at NYLS
after serving the City of New York for 15 years, including as Counselor to
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The program will recognize public
servants for their commitment to the City of New York by providing three
full-tuition scholarships and 12 half-tuition scholarships to qualified
“NYLS has been committed to providing access to legal education for more than a century. From its inception, the Law School has welcomed students from all races and backgrounds and established one of the nation’s first evening divisions for those who wanted to pursue a legal degree while working. This rich history of diversity in the classroom has included students from law enforcement, the fire department, and all areas of government. It is just one of the many elements that makes NYLS ‘New York’s law school.’ This scholarship program builds on that theme and will help our finest, bravest, boldest, strongest, and most talented public servants advance their careers in the greatest city in the world,” said Dean Crowell.
"I want to thank New York Law School for establishing the Public Service Scholarship Program. There's nothing more important to individual and organizational success than continuing education. With the many economic and security challenges facing our first responders today, there has never been a better or more compelling time for our up-and-coming leaders to hone their professional abilities. This program can only strengthen the broader mission of the police and fire departments and benefit the entire city," said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.
The Public Service Scholarship Program will provide three full-tuition scholarships and 12 half-tuition scholarships to be distributed among candidates from New York City’s uniformed services and those who work in the City as public servants at the city, state, or federal level. The Public Service Scholarship Program is accepting applications for full-time and part-time study for the fall 2013 semester. Eligibility is based on undergraduate GPA, LSAT score, and demonstrated commitment to community service.
“With the creation of this scholarship program, New York Law School is making a sound investment in the uniformed workforce of our city by helping to increase the education available to our members,” said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. “The more education and training our members receive, the better we can fulfill our duty to protect all those who live in and visit New York City.”
Potential applicants are invited to attend a special information session at NYLS on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m., 185 West Broadway. To RSVP for this event, contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 212.431.2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in Lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, tax law, real estate and urban legal studies, international law, financial services and regulation, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 1,500 full-time and part-time students in its J.D. program and 95 students in its five advanced degree programs in American business law, financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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