Awards to Alumni and Students

Awards to Alumni and Students

Awards to Alumni and Students

The Thomas M. Cooley Alumni Association selects recipients of the Alumni Memorial Scholarship, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Distinguished Student Award.

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Started in 2000, recipients of this award are graduates who have provided exemplary service in furtherance of the mission of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Memorial Scholarship Award

First presented Trinity Term 1989, the Fund is supported by the generous contributions of many alumni, as well as the proceeds from the annual Alumni Golf Outing. The grant represents the income from the Fund, so that the Alumni Memorial Scholarship will remain a permanent source of support for the students with financial need.

Distinguished Student Award

Awarded three times a year since 1980, this award seeks to honor those graduating students who have displayed high standards throughout their law school careers. Nominated students are personally interviewed and are evaluated on character, academic accomplishment, leadership and extracurricular activities.


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