Building a Community of Support!
All donations are made to the John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, a section 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization created to benefit the Law School and its students. Currently, the Alumni Association raises money for eight funds: the Andy Crawford Scholarship Fund, the Annual Fund, the Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship Fund, the Endowed Scholarship Fund, the John E. Ryan Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Judge G. Alan Blackburn Scholarship Fund, the Melissa Hamrick Scholarship Fund, the Resilience Scholarship Fund, and the Renata Turner Scholarship Fund. Below please find short summaries of each fund. If you would like more information about any of these funds or if you have any questions or comments, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Dean at (678) 916-2603. If you are interested in supporting one of these funds, click on the “Make Your Gift” button located at the top of this page, enter your information, and click submit. It is that easy! If you prefer, you can mail your gift to the AJMLS Alumni Office, Attn: Erika Murray, 1422 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Andy Crawford Scholarship Fund
The Andy Crawford Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by Pat Crawford to honor the memory of her son Andy Crawford, an AJMLS 1L student who passed away in 2010. Andy was a great friend, son, mentor, and he was a very generous and kind person. He loved being a law student and looked forward to building a career that reflected his desire to help others. Please join us in support of this scholarship fund which will honor Andy’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving AJMLS students.
The Annual Fund is the main operating fund for the John Marshall Alumni Association and is essential to helping our alumni stay connected to the law school. Throughout the year, the Annual Fund subsidizes special events and alumni projects, such as The Advocate and the State Bar Alumni Reception.
Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship Fund
The Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship Fund was established by a very generous donation from attorney Bobby Lee Cook. Bobby Lee Cook is widely recognized for his career as a prominent trial attorney and his representation in high profile criminal trials. This fund is intended to provide scholarship money to qualifying AJMLS students. The Alumni Association hopes the value of this fund will grow through the generosity of people like you.
Endowed Scholarship Fund
The goal of the John Marshall Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide significant and sustainable scholarships to deserving Atlanta’s John Marshall students. Donations to this fund support the growth of this fund’s principle, so in time, interest from the fund can be used to support numerous student scholarships.
John E. Ryan Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established to honor the late Dean Emeritus John E. Ryan. Scholarships awarded from this fund will go to benefit out-of-state students. The recipients will be chosen based on their potential to carry out the mission of the law school and succeed academically. John Marshall Law School Alumni Association is a section 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization created to benefit the law school and its students. All contributions to the Association are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Judge G. Alan Blackburn Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the late Judge G. Alan Blackburn’s family in his honor. Please join the Atlanta’s John Marshall community in supporting this fund and honoring Judge Blackburn’s legacy.
Melissa Hamrick Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to honor the memory of the late Melissa Hamrick, a John Marshall law student who passed away in January 2009 from leukemia. Melissa was smart, funny, and witty. Although she was a student for only a short time, her adventurous spirit touched many at the law school. This scholarship fund was established by her classmate, Tracie Henderson (’10). Each fall, “every penny” in the fund is awarded to a deserving student in the form of a scholarship. Please join Tracie each year in continuing to honor and support this fund, our students and Melissa’s memory.
Renata Turner Scholarship Fund
The Renata Turner Scholarship Fund recognizes students who have made extraordinary contributions to our community through public interest work and who have demonstrated an interest to continue that commitment. The Renata Turner Scholarship is intended to defray the costs associated with performing unpaid public interest work in the legal field during the summer semester.
The Resilience Scholarship Fund
The Resilience Scholarship is a special, need-based scholarship that was created to help ease the burden of law school and recognize extraordinary students who have overcome substantial hardships.