Judge Delmas C. Hill Scholarship

The Judge Delmas C. Hill Scholarship Program provides one scholarship to a full-time student in each fall entering class. The scholarship includes:

  • Full resident tuition for three years.
  • Plus, a stipend of $10,000 per year.

Selection Criteria

Applicants to Washburn University School of Law for each fall semester whose credentials qualify for the top 10% of the class are invited to apply for the Judge Delmas C. Hill Scholarship.

The applicant must submit a statement showing:

  1. the reason for interest in the law as a profession;
  2. public and community service activities; and
  3. leadership activities and potential for leadership.

An outside committee of judges and lawyers will make awards. The committee reviews all applications and selects a pool for interviews. After personal interviews are conducted, the committee chooses the recipient of the award, as well as a runner up. If the recipient decides not to attend Washburn Law, the runner up receives the award.

Eligibility requirements to maintain the award after the first year are

  • maintain a 3.0 grade-point average,
  • no sanctions under the School of Law Honor Code, and
  • enrolled full-time at the School of Law.
Photograph: Portrait of Delmas Hill.
Washburn University School of Law's Delmas C. Hill Scholarship is named for Judge Delmas C. Hill, who served on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and later became the third Kansan to serve on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Hill, a 1930 graduate of Washburn Law, served on the trial bench for 12 years before his 16-year tenure on the appellate court. He took senior status in 1977. Prior to his time on the bench, Judge Hill served as Pottawatomie County, Kansas, Attorney; was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Kansas; and was later Tax Attorney for the Kansas State Tax Commission. He passed away in 1989.