2019 Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

 

The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) has provided five scholarships to law students, through the Frederic L Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program, to attend NABL U’s The Essentials (formerly the Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar) every year since 2012.  The scholarship program was renamed to honor longtime NABL member Frederic L. “Rick” Ballard, Jr. who passed away in 2014. The decision to bestow this honor on Mr. Ballard stemmed from his longstanding commitment to educating young bond attorneys. As Mr. Ballard’s contributions to NABL touched so many of its members, NABL is confident that the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program will become part of his enduring legacy.

Now in its eighth year, NABL is pleased to announce that five applicants for the 2019 Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program have been selected as recipients. Each of the recipients received a waiver of the enrollment fee to attend The Essentials, complimentary hotel lodging/travel expenses, and assigned a faculty mentor to guide them through The Essentials experience. .

“Through the Ballard Scholarship program and free NABL membership for all law students, NABL is helping to develop the next generation of bond lawyers. The Essentials provides these recipients with an immersion course in public finance law and a great opportunity to meet and network with The Essentials faculty and newer public finance lawyers. Nearly 45% of the 35 past recipients are not only practicing in the area of public finance, but also are current NABL members.” Linda H. Wyman, Chief Operating Officer



 Shweta Jayawardhan


 Mae Meierhenry


 Samuel Noblin


Tiffaney Sporl
 

Mikell Washington


The 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Shweta Jayawardhan; University of Washington, School of Law Seattle, WA

Mae Meierhenry;  University of South Dakota, School of Law, Vermillion, SD

Samuel Noblin; Mississippi College, School of Law, Jackson, MS

Tiffaney Sporl; Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Mikell Washington; American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

NABL renamed its existing Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar scholarship program to honor longtime NABL member Frederic L. “Rick” Ballard, Jr. who passed away in 2014. NABL’s decision to bestow this honor on Mr. Ballard stemmed from his longstanding commitment to educating young bond attorneys.  As Mr. Ballard’s contributions to NABL touched so many of its members, NABL is confident that the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program will become part of his enduring legacy.

In recognition of the newly named program, the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP made a generous donation in his memory to the Scholarship fund. NABL invites all of its members to support the continued funding of the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program. Contributions should be made to NABL’s affiliated 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Robert H. Hilderbrand, Jr. Fund, which will oversee and administer the scholarships.  Those interested in contributing to the scholarship fund can download this form and submit it along with the donation to Linda Wyman, NABL’s Chief Operating Officer.  Donations to the fund are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Donation Form  Online Donation

Donors:

Ballard Spahr, LLP
American College of Bond Counsel
Sandra D. Dawson,  Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Meredith Hathorn, Foley & Judell, L.L.P.
Cynthia Cartledge, Anchorage, AK
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., Des Moines, IA
Carla Young, Nixon Peabody LLP
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Rene Moore/Dee Wisor, Butler Snow LLP
Neal Acker, Alabama Housing Finance Authority
Michela Daliana, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Kathleen McKinney, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A
Marc Feller, Dilworth Paxson LLP
Michael Andreana, Pullman & Comley, LLC

Scholarship Recipients:

 

**  Current NABL members

2018

  • Dalton Kelley- University of Denver
  • Brian King- Texas Southern University
  • Brian Peltier- University of St. Thomas School of Law 
  • Ashley Terrazas- University of Texas School of Law
  • Andrew White- Loyola University of Chicago School of Law 

2017

  • Portia Bailey-Bernard  – Indiana University School of Law

  • Christa Childers – Florida State University College of Law**

  • Jacqueline Hensley – University of Oklahoma College of Law**

  • Andrias Jones – University of Texas School of Law

  • Taylor Stockemer – University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law

2016

  • Jennifer Binger  Stanford Law School
  • Joshua Bonney –  Elon University Law School**
  • Madison Coburn  University of Mississippi
  • Christa Freeman  Howard University
  • Nicole Perez  Rutgers University

2015

  • Lauren Box – Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law **
  • Jalecia Coley – Florida A&M
  • Vera Gurova – Stetson College of Law**
  • Alexandra Rock –Northwestern University**
  • Adam Tamzoke – Indiana University **

2014

  • Jessica Diaz – University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

  • Tom Hoffman – Saint Louis University School of Law

  • George Miles – University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Adam Parker  – University of North Carolina Law**

  • Caitlyn Smith – University of Alabama Law **

2013

  • Noah Allen - University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Jacob Bedingfield - American University Washington College of Law
  • Felicia Hamilton - Southern University Law Center
  • Rachel Orr - New York University School of Law **
  • Roman Zhuk - University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

2012

  • Nathan Canova - Drake Law School **
  • Jered Davidson - University of Oklahoma Law **
  • Laura Kurtz - Widener University School of Law **
  • Michael Logan - University at Buffalo Law School **
  • Karla Turner - Vanderbilt University Law School