The Damon J. Keith Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Wolverine Bar Foundation to commemorate Judge Keith taking senior status on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Damon J. Keith Scholarship is based on merit and is awarded to law students that emulate the type of commitment to social equality and combating racism that has been demonstrated by Judge Keith throughout his career.
Law students of all ages, ethnic, gender and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications for these prestigious scholarships. Applications are considered by the Wolverine Bar Foundation’s Scholarship Committee (“Scholarship Committee”) from any law student in good standing, currently enrolled in law school in the state of Michigan, or from any Michigan resident currently enrolled and in good standing in a law school out-of-state. First year students in their first semester of law school are not eligible to apply for the scholarships. Each scholarship is a one-time award; thus former recipients are ineligible. However, previous applicants who meet the requirements are welcome to re-apply.
The Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship is awarded to law students that have exhibited leadership and dedication to the community.