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The purposes of the Franklin County Bar Association shall be to maintain the honor of the profession and promote a high standard of professional and judicial conduct; to promote the administration of justice, the continuing legal education of its members and the general public; and to foster and encourage cooperation and fellowship among its members.

Supporting justice, excellence in the legal profession, and congeniality among peers since 1812.

Franklin County Bar Association Community Fund Scholarship Announced

Franklin County Court House

2022 Thomas W. Merrigan Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Ruth Spencer and Grace Fournier are the recipients of the 2022 Thomas W. Merrigan Memorial Scholarships.

The Franklin County Bar Association Community Fund awards two Thomas W. Merrigan Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each, to deserving high school students in Franklin County. The scholarships honor Thomas W. Merrigan who was a zealous legal advocate, writer, and believer in the importance of education.

Scholarship applications are availabel each January. To qualify for the scholarship award an applicant must be a Franklin County resident, a senior in high school, and in pursuit of post-secondary education of any kind.

The Scholarship Committee considered academic achievement and quality of an essay. The essay prompt is reflective of the 2022 American Bar Association Law Day theme: “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”

Bar Association Scholarship Committee members are attorneys Jeremy Bucci, Isaac Mass, and Kathleen Simanski.