Cardozo's Annual Fund
Annual Fund donations provide unrestricted funding so they can be applied to wherever they are needed most at the Law School. We ask alumni, friends and family to give what they can, but more than that, we ask everyone to give something every year. Taken together, these individual gifts can become a transformative donation for Cardozo and make an immediate difference in the life of our students.
Dean’s Discretionary Fund
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund is used at the Dean’s discretion to take advantage of opportunities and face challenges as they arise during the academic year. Unrestricted gifts to this fund provide flexibility to support immediate needs benefiting students, faculty, and the entire Cardozo community.
Public Interest Summer Stipends
Public interest summer stipends support a growing number of Cardozo students who accept otherwise unpaid jobs in public interest organizations and agencies, in government, in the judiciary and providing legal services to the underserved.
The David Martinidez Fund for Underrepresented Students
The David Martinidez Scholarship provides scholarship funding for applicants who demonstrate a particular commitment to public service, as evidenced by their prior community service, particularly to underserved, underresourced, or underrepresented communities. The scholarship is named for a former dean of admissions who championed diversity at Cardozo Law School.
Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Alumni Scholarship Fund is crucial in bridging the gap for so many deserving students to ensure their quest for a legal education. Scholarship support is a reflection of the commitment to help the next generation of Cardozo alumni, to remain dedicated to Cardozo’s diversity and to Cardozo’s pursuit of being bold and forward-thinking in a welcoming supportive community.
Black Asian Latino Law Students Association (BALLSA) Scholarship Fund
This fund is a need-based scholarship awarded to a student who has overcome hardship and has distinguished themself by making a contribution to the work of the Diverse Student Associations at Cardozo.
Cardozo Fund for LGBT Rights
Awarded as the Paris Baldacci Scholarship, named after the late Professor Paris Baldacci, the Fund for LGBT Rights is awarded to a Cardozo third-year J.D. or LL.M. student who has done exemplary work during their time at Cardozo related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, non-binary, or intersex rights in a clinic, a credited externship, or through non-credited work, such as student organizing and activism, or through pro bono experience.
Cardozo Women Scholarship
Cardozo Women is dedicated to acknowledging alumnae accomplishments, creating a network of natural allies and celebrating the remarkable strides made by Cardozo. The group has endowed a scholarship fund to support exceptional women students.
Cardozo is setting the standards for law education based on values: community, social responsibility and excellence.
When you give to Cardozo, you help ensure that these core values continue to flourish in the legal profession.
The E. Nathaniel Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship recognizes outstanding potential in those who are first-generation college or graduate students or who have experienced particular barriers or challenges in their path to a career in the law. Professor Gates, a member of the Cardozo faculty from 1992 until his death in 2006, was the first member of his family to attend college and law school. He served as advisor to important initiatives and organizations, including the Diversity Coalition and the Black, Asian, and Latino Law Students Association.