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
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
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
** Current NABL members