King Hall Community Expands Student Scholarships
During 2011-12, UC Davis School of Law offered more than two dozen student scholarships to help offset the rising costs of legal education, reward student achievement, and keep King Hall accessible to deserving students of all background. Now, the Law School is working with the King Hall community to increase that number, with two new scholarships established in recent weeks.
Among the new additions is a fund established by family and friends of Celestial Summer Dove Cassman '04, who as a student and young professional was known for her commitment to advocacy for the most vulnerable. During her time at King Hall, Cassman studied the ways in which race, gender and economic status influence the experiences of law students and co-authored a paper on the subject with Professor Lisa R. Pruitt. She was an active member of the King Hall Legal Foundation, served as a mentor for elementary school students, and after graduation served on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Santa Cruz County-an organization devoted to providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Tragically, Cassman was killed while on vacation in Hawaii in 2011. The Celestial Summer Dove Cassman Scholarship will honor her memory by providing support to a second- or third-year King Hall student who demonstrates a commitment to advocacy for vulnerable families or victims violence against women. On April 9 in Sacramento, friends and family will host a celebration of Cassman's life that will be open to all. (For more information on the scholarship, go here. To RSVP for the event, go here.)
Recent weeks also brought the establishment of the Megan Glanville Scholarship Fund, an award that will honor the memory of Megan Elizabeth Glanville, the King Hall student who suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a truck while jogging in Davis in December 2011. Established by her father Brad Glanville and stepmother Kris Zappettini, the scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student of high caliber and athletic ability and provide support for the recipient throughout his or her King Hall education.
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 students who energize King Hall through their leadership, intellect, and character, and these exceptional scholars go on to become leaders committed to serving their communities, the state, the nation, and the world.
The need for student scholarships has never been greater. Student fees will be more than $45,000 next year, and UC Davis School of Law is committed to increase private support. With the Law School currently admitting the Class of 2015, the ability to offer scholarships will be critical to King Hall's successful recruitment of another outstanding class. To find out how you can contribute to King Hall scholarships, please contact Jean Korinke, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online form linked below to make your gift today!
King Hall Scholarship Fund