Full-Tuition Scholarship Program

Osborne, Hopkins families extend their generosity

In an effort to attract outstanding students and make law school more affordable, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has established new full-tuition scholarships through the support of two longtime donors.

“The reality is that for many of our students the cost of law school can pose a financial hardship,” Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin says. “Attracting and retaining talented students is a critical priority. These full-tuition scholarships and the philanthropic partners who make them possible are essential to achieving that goal.”

The Osborne Scholarship Fund, established by Hamish ’86 and Christy Osborne, has supported scholarships and benefited Maryland Carey Law students since 2006. The Samuel and Anne Hopkins Scholarship Fund, established by Henry H. Hopkins ’68, Frederick M. Hopkins ’92, Robert B. Hopkins ’88, and Samuel B. Hopkins to honor their parents, has supported students since 2004.

As a result of significant new support and in an effort to encourage the establishment of more scholarships to attract top talent to Maryland Carey Law, the Osborne Scholarship Fund and the Hopkins Scholarship Fund will now provide full-tuition scholarships for selected students.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Osborne and Hopkins families to establish the Merit Scholarship Program and are deeply grateful for their enduring support,” Tobin says.

“Prospective students are particularly interested in prestigious scholarships like these,” notes Susan Krinsky, associate dean for student affairs. “These two new scholarships will help us recruit exceptional students to Maryland Carey Law. We look forward to welcoming the first recipients in August of 2016.”

Maryland Carey Law worked closely with the donors to establish criteria for each scholarship. Applicants will participate in a highly competitive process. The selected recipients will benefit from extensive programmatic activities including leadership training and opportunities to meet and network with prominent alumni and friends of the law school.

For more information on the Merit Scholarship Program, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 410-706-2070 or alumnidev@law.umaryland.edu