Endowed Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

If you’re interested in applying for any of the referenced scholarships, please follow the instructions as provided below or via the email announcement sent to you through the College of Law. The scholarships listed below require currently enrolled students to submit a separate application. Scholarships are announced via campus announcements and email in the fall or spring of each year; submission deadlines are strictly enforced. Most scholarships are open to full- and part-time students.

All of the scholarships will require an essay and a resume which you must submit through the application as a .pdf document only. Please customize your essays to the particular scholarships for which you wish to be considered. You may apply for multiple awards.

All scholarship application materials must be submitted online via your MyStetson account by the due date.

TIP: Take the time to write and submit a scholarship essay specific to each scholarship you’re applying for. The selection committee wants to see how you meet the established criteria.

Current full-tuition scholarship recipients, students with an honor code violation, and students graduating in December are not eligible to apply.

Sgt. Jessie Davila Memorial Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Sgt. Jessie Davila, who was killed on February 20, 2006, while on a mission in Baghdad, Iraq His sacrifice inspired fellow service-member, Javier Centonzio, J.D. '12, LL.M. '14, to pursue his undergraduate and law degrees and to use his legal education to help others.

Florida Military Academy (FMA) Scholarship

The FMA was housed on Stetson's Gulfport campus from 1932-1951. During those years, young men from around the country attended the military school prior to college or a career in the armed services. The surviving members of FMA endowed this scholarship as a tribute to both the FMA and the students who received their military education on what is now the Stetson University College of Law campus.

Frederick B. Karl Veterans Scholarship

Alumni and friends of Justice Frederick “Fred” Karl '49 and his wife, Mercedes Karl, funded this scholarship in their honor. A World War II veteran, Fred spent his life and career dedicated to public service. Fred was a recipient of both the Silver Star and Purple Heart as a result of his actions in the Battle of the Bulge and is one of only a few individuals to have served in all three branches of state government in the state of Florida.

Judge Raphael Steinhardt Veteran's Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a way to honor and support our nation's veterans. The Scholarship has been established through the generosity of alumnus Raphael Steinhardt, Class of 1963, who has been an outstanding lawyer and County Judge of Dade County. He also served as a Stetson Law Overseer.

Meet La'Tonya Lynn, recipient of Judge Raphael Steinhardt Veteran's Scholarship and hear how her veterans scholarship has helped her.

Judge Anthony H. Johnson Veterans Scholarship

Following high school Tony Johnson joined the Marines serving with the 1st Battalion of the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam. After his service he became a police officer and Detective in Washington, D.C. and returned to Florida in 1975 to serve as a Deputy Sheriff in Pinellas County until he was appointed a Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service. He left the Secret Service to attend law school as Stetson College of Law graduating in 1980. He then entered the Navy Reserve Intelligence Program where he served for 27 years and retired as a Captain. Three years after becoming a member of the Florida Bar, he was elected as a County Judge and is a retired Circuit Judge in Florida. He served as an Orange County Judge for three decades and founded the Legal Assistance for Warriors project.

Sharma Family Veterans Scholarship Endowment

Established to provide need-based scholarship assistance with preference given to a Veteran or Active Military student.