Agnes O’Brien Smith ’41 Scholarship (2014)

Agnes O’Brien Smith ’41 Scholarship
Agnes O’Brien Smith ’41, was an admired jurist and lawyer. She was the first woman named to the American Board of Trial Advocates. The scholarship is based on financial need, academic scholarship, leadership, community service, and originality and clarity of essay. THIS AWARD WILL BE $7,000.

Applications must be completed online by 5 p.m., April 25th, 2014.


Only USF law students with financial need, equal to or more than the award amount, and a FAFSA on file may apply for an award from the alumni-funded scholarships.  

Applications must be completed online by 5 p.m., April 25th, 2014. Applications are incomplete if any necessary documents are missing, and could result in disqualification. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is received in its entirety by the deadline.


Submit the following as one PDF file through the upload link below. Documents should be organized in the order listed:
  1. Completed and signed scholarship application form, found here.
  2. Law School transcript (USFConnect version accepted)
  3. Resume with special honors and awards, work history, and community activities. The Committee takes special note of work experience and community activities
  4. Scholarship essay:  
    • One-page, typed 250-word essay on “Which of your life experiences encouraged you to go to law school?”

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Please upload your PDF containing: the completed & signed application, your resume, your transcript and your scholarship essay.  

For eligibility or financial questions please contact Erica Levison at (415) 422-6654.
For technical questions about submitting this application, please contact Becca Sack at (415) 422-4785 or email