Scholar Development Program

 If you have questions about the Scholar Development Program, please contact Jaleen Edwards at [email protected] 


The Foundation has a robust scholarship program that provides tuition support for students at the Foundation’s Constituent Law Schools (CLS). This program includes the Foundation Scholarships funded by unrestricted reserves and named restricted scholarships in honor or memory of certain long-time Foundation constituents, including Joe Rudd, Mary Viviano, Cassie Boggs, Dick Bates, Jim King, and Chuck Moran. The Foundation also offers Frances Hartogh Diversity Outreach Scholarships that provide funding for living expenses for students at CLS, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships that provide tuition support for JD students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino or Latina, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or other person of color at any accredited law school.


The Foundation offers additional programs to support students, including reimbursement of travel expenses for both CLS students and students at other accredited law schools to attend the Foundation’s conferences and other programs, and funding for CLS student organizations to hold networking events with lawyers and other professionals in the local community.


The Foundation’s grants program offers financial support primarily to academics for projects in the fields of oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, water, public lands, and related legal areas.


Programs for law teachers include the biennial Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute, the Natural Resources Law Teachers Newsletter, and the Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award.

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