Law school scholarships available to Westmoreland County residents

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The Westmoreland Bar Foundation is pleased to offer three law school scholarships, which are available to Westmoreland County residents for the 2017-18 school year. Students can be first, second or third year students and must be enrolled for the Fall semester. The total amount of the scholarships to be awarded is in the amount of $6,600.

The Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship, named for Westmoreland Bar Association member Wayne Donahue, is given annually to a Pennsylvania law school student. Attorney Donahue, a sole practitioner from New Kensington, was a lifelong resident of western Pennsylvania and an alumnus of Duquesne University and Duquesne University School of Law.

The Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship is named for Attorney Hankey, a sole practitioner in New Kensington and a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association for more than 65 years. A lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, Attorney Hankey was an alumnus of Westminster College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The Hankey Scholarship is awarded to a law school student.

The Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship is named for former President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Westmoreland County and is awarded to a University of Pittsburgh law school student.

Applications can be located online at, through the school’s financial aid office or by calling the Westmoreland Bar Association. Deadline for submission is the third Wednesday in June.

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