2006 Alumni Scholarships
Four Pitt Law students recently were awarded the 2006 University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association scholarships. These scholarships are awarded annually to a select number of third-year Pitt Law students who have demonstrated financial need as well as outstanding academic performance, involvement in the University and Law School communities, and service to the larger community. Each finalist is interviewed individually by the Board of Governors of the Law Alumni Association.
The 2006 recipients are:
- Elizabeth Farina, ’07, interned at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and is the associate editor of Pitt Law’s Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law.
- Katy McKee, ’07, is active in the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation as well as the Pittsburgh Regional Immigration Assistance Center. This past summer she worked at a women’s shelter and volunteered at Neighborhood Legal Services. McKee is a staff editor of Pitt Law’s Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law.
- Kerry O’Donnell, ’07, is a recipient of the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship in support of her work at Neighborhood Legal Services this past summer. She also was co-president of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF), a student organization providing summer grants to students working in public interest law, and has served as associate editor of Pitt Law’s Journal of Law and Commerce.
- Christina Yeager, ’07, volunteered at the Children’s Rights Council in Washington, D.C., working on custody issues, and has volunteered at child relief organizations in St. Lucia, India, and in the Dominican Republic. In addition, Yeager has volunteered at the Allegheny County Court Juvenile Division and at KidsVoice. Yeager also is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
The guiding purpose of the Law Alumni Association is to provide need-based scholarships to law students. All money generated by the Alumni Association—either through dues or special events—is used to fund the annual scholarships. Stuart W. Benson, III, member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Governors, says, “We believe it is imperative that we continue to raise money from our fellow alumni so that the Law Alumni Association can continue to provide financial assistance to the many outstanding students at the School of Law. Candidates for the 2006 Alumni Scholarships were truly exceptional. We wish we could have awarded more scholarships, and, in fact, were limited only by the amount of scholarship money available.
“It truly was an honor to meet these young men and women. Their accomplishments and record of service is a source of pride for the University, the School of Law, and for all of our fellow alumni.”