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Make a Donation >Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by: James C. Basile

Established on: May 4, 2000

Purpose of the fund: The primary purpose of the Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be to provide a memorial of Roy A. Gustafson by awarding a scholarship for a needy student who has completed the first year of law school in the state of California, and to encourage young people to become good lawyers in the tradition of Roy A. Gustafson through scholarship, proficiency and ethics.

Background: Roy A. Gustafson was born in Minnesota in 1918. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1942. Roy served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as Lieutenant Commander from 1942-1946. He served as the Ventura County District Attorney from 1951-1961. In 1968, he was appointed as a judge to the Ventura County Superior Court by Governor Ronald Reagan. In 1969, he became an Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 1 and remained in the position until his retirement in 1971. James C. Basile established this fund in honor of Roy A. Gustafson’s service to Ventura County as a District Attorney and as a judge.

Average Amount of Award
$5,000

Average Number of Awards
5

Demonstration of Financial Need
Required

GPA Requirement
No minimum GPA

College Major
Law at any accredited law school in California

Student Profile
Required essay topic: Explain why you are studying law and tell us what you hope to achieve with your degree.

Other Special Requirements                                                                                                             Applicants must have graduated from any public or private Ventura County high school, must have successfully completed their first year at an accredited law school in California and be eligible to continue at that same California law school next year.  

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