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Change a student's life. Support the King Hall Scholarship Fund.

Scholarships help fulfill the dreams of students who energize King Hall through their leadership, intellect, and character.  They honor students for their accomplishments and enable the Law School to offer the best in public legal education to gifted and deserving students of all background.  Now, with student fees rising to unprecedented levels, the Law School’s ability to recruit and reward deserving students is more important than ever.  The Law School is committed to dramatically increase the number of scholarships we offer, and we need your help.  Please make a gift to the King Hall Scholarship Fund today.

King Hall students are second to none and truly deserving of your support.  They are achieving remarkable things: victories in national and international competitions, outstanding bar passage rates, appearances before the Ninth Circuit and other high courts, and much more.  They represent victims of domestic violence who can’t afford legal assistance, reunite families split apart by immigration detention, and serve the community in countless ways. 

The need for your support has never been greater.  Student fees will be approximately $50,000 and we need scholarships to offset rising costs, ensure access, and attract the best and brightest to King Hall. 

Scholarships honor student accomplishments, defray the rising costs of legal education, and enable the Law School to offer the best in legal education to deserving students of all backgrounds.  They help fulfill the dreams of these exceptional scholars that go on to become leaders committed to serving their communities, the state, the nation, and the world. 

Gifts have an impact of changing lives

Shea Brack '11 and Maryam Sayyed '10Scholarships support academic excellence at King Hall, but their impact extends beyond the classroom.  Just ask scholarship recipient Shea Brack ’11.

“In receiving a scholarship, I felt valued, and it made me want to give back, to do everything I can to help enrich the King Hall experience for others,” Brack explains.

Brack, who placed in the top 10 percent of her class, has served as an editor for student journals, excelled in moot court and mock trial competitions, represented victims of domestic violence in her clinical work, and much more.  The scholarship “really made a difference,” providing encouragement and relief from today’s “incredibly expensive” student fees, she said.

Maryam Sayyed ’10 worked for six years as a litigation paralegal and legal secretary, saving money for law school.  She enrolled at King Hall and quickly distinguished herself as an outstanding and committed student, co-founding King Hall’s Civil Rights Outreach Project and volunteering with the Legal Services of Northern California’s Employment Clinic.  But with student fees rising to more than $45,000 annually, her savings were soon exhausted.  

Private support for scholarships kept her dream alive.  The scholarship Maryam was awarded not only provided relief from her financial worries, but welcome recognition for her hard work and dedication as well. 

Philanthropic support to the King Hall Scholarship Fund is an investment in the future of gifted young people like Maryam and Shea, and the society they will serve.  It helps build an enduring legacy to attract the best and the brightest students of all backgrounds.

Scholarships reward top students who energize King Hall through their leadership, intellect, and character.  These exceptional scholars go on to become leaders committed to serving their communities, the state, the nation, and the world.  Your support of the King Hall Scholarship Fund helps the School of Law recruit and retain the best and brightest students and keeps the dream alive for a new generation.

Invest in the future. Support the King Hall Scholarship Fund today

We invite you to join us through your gift of a scholarship and to change a student’s life, and help keep the dream alive.  For more information on endowed scholarships or other annual student support, please contact Assistant Dean Karen L. Charney at 530-752-6209 or klcharney@ucdavis.edu.

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