Holloway Scholars Program

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is proud to announce the establishment of The William J. Holloway, Jr. Scholarship Program, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides scholarship opportunities to law students through the Holloway Scholars Program.  These scholarship recipients, the "Holloway Scholars," demonstrate high levels of commitment to civility, professionalism, academic excellence, and community involvement. The Oklahoma City Chapter of the FBA originally established the Program in 2011 in honor of William J. Holloway, Jr., Senior Judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose kindness, integrity and high standards of excellence have guided and inspired the legal community in the Tenth Circuit for over 40 years. The Chapter continues to support the William J. Holloway, Jr. Scholarship Program, Inc., established in 2018, and recognizes the scholarship recipients at the Chapter’s annual Holloway Lecture Series.  

Please make your tax-deductible donation by sending a check payable to The William J. Holloway, Jr. Scholarship Program, Inc. to: 

Mark Spencer
McAfee & Taft
Tenth Floor
Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Eligibility

Law students who have completed at least one year of academic course work in a Juris Doctorate program at an ABA-accredited law school within the Western District of Oklahoma are eligible to apply.  Holloway Scholars Program applicants must be student members of the Federal Bar Association by the date of application submission.  Information on how to become a law student associate member of the Federal Bar Association is available at www.fedbar.org.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • commitment to the pursuit of a legal career in practice areas involving the federal courts
  • commitment to and actions demonstrating ethics, civility and professionalism
  • academic merit (undergraduate/graduate school/law school)
  • written and oral communication skills determined through the application and interview process
  • leadership qualities and community involvement
  • financial need 

The application form is available here.  The completed application form with accompanying materials must be submitted by September 8, 2017 to the Dean of Students of the law school the applicant is attending.

Financial Award

Each recipient of the Holloway Scholarship will receive an award of at least $1,500.

Recipients

Recipients of the Holloway Scholarship will be recognized at the annual Holloway Lecture Series.  For 2017, the annual William J. Holloway, Jr. Lecture will be held on October 5, 2017.  Each scholarship recipient is expected to attend the Holloway Lecture on October 5, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center, with the dinner and lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m.

2011 Inaugural Recipients

Sahar Jooshani, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Kyle Rogers, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2012 Recipients

Amy K. Lewis, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Wilson D. McGarry, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Kellie S. Howell, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Chelsea Klinglesmith Estes, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2013 Recipients

Selby P. Brown, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Brandi M. Haskins, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2014 Recipients

Elizabeth Isaacs, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Andrew Davis, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2015 Recipients

Nick Coffey, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Taylor Tyler, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2016 Recipients

Hayley Scott, University of Oklahoma College of Law                                                    

Adrienne Martinez, Oklahoma City University School of Law

2017 Recipients

 

Jessica Brown, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Gerard D’Emilio, University of Oklahoma College of Law 

Devin Kerns, University of Oklahoma College of Law