James Madison Scholarship
The James Madison Scholarship supports a second or third-year student enrolled full time at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University who is a member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
When the scholarship was officially endowed in Spring 2019, it was the first student-endowed scholarship in ASU’s history. It now serves as the model for the ASU Foundation’s efforts to encourage similar student-led initiatives.
ASU Law’s Federalist Society programming, as well as the invaluable intellectual forum it facilitates, greatly augments the in-class legal education provided by the school’s renowned faculty. Such efforts require a great deal of time and effort by student leaders. The James Madison Scholarship recognizes the work of these student leaders and the critical contributions they make to both the ASU Law community and the greater Phoenix legal community.
National Federalist Society President Eugene Meyer has praised ASU Law’s chapter, noting: “The ASU chapter has flourished the last several years and has shown a strong commitment to intellectual rigor and robust debate. They have succeeded in executing several ambitious programming, professional development, and fundraising initiatives. The chapter’s leaders are ready to show what they can do on a national scale.”
Scholarship recipients will preferably have:
• Exhibited a desire to promote awareness of the Federalist Society’s founding principles, and to further their application through their actions. Those principles being that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be; and
• Documented financial need.
This Scholarship is the first of its kind and serves to provide greater opportunity to the next generation of ASU Law Federalist Society student leaders through financial support.
We are asking you to join in to strengthen the scholarship fund to provide a more impactful financial aid package for the scholarship recipient.
Suggested giving levels are indicated on the right side. However, if you do not see an amount that fits your desires, click on “Any Amount” and manually enter in your preferred gift amount.
The Scholarship was conceived by Grant H. Frazier, who was a third-year law student at the time the scholarship was endowed. While at ASU Law, Mr. Frazier served as President of the Federalist Society and as Chair for the 2019 National Federalist Society Student Symposium — which was held at the law school in March 2019, drawing more than 700 attendees. Mr. Frazier now works as a business attorney for the Scottsdale-based firm Galbut Beabeau, P.C.
If you would like to make a multi-year pledge commitment to preserve freedom and rigorous intellectual discussion, please contact Kelli Rael of ASU Law’s Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your total pledge amount will be reflected in the endowment campaign’s overall progress.