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 $15,000 per year.
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:
- the reason for interest in the law as a profession;
- public and community service activities; and
- 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.
Judge Hill, a 1929 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.