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Charles H. Woodbury Memorial Law Prize


The Charles H. Woodbury (1879) Memorial Fund was established through a gift from Mrs. Frances E. Woodbury.  Each year the fund will award "two students of the Senior Class who are intending to make law a profession and who have shown by previous college work special attainment and fitness for the study of law."

Recipients of this award will be selected by the faculty Committee on Graduate Fellowships at Dartmouth and will be notified by email.  The stipend will be paid in one installment upon matriculation in your law school program.



Any graduating senior at Dartmouth College who is intending to attend law school in the fall of 2016.


Instructions for Applicants

The application must be opened and saved on your computer before completing.  Please complete in Adobe Reader and email to with your personal statement as an attachment.  Application Deadline:  April 1, 2016.

A complete application file contains the following:

  1. Application Form (completed online)
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Dartmouth Transcripts: Please order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student and email the PDF to
  4. Personal Statement, usually your law school essay
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation - These can be your graduate school letters of recommendation. Both letters should be from Dartmouth instructors who know your work well. Please provide each recommender a Recommendation Request Form and a copy of your personal statement.
  6. Copy of your letter of acceptance from law school (If you have not received an acceptance yet or are on a wait list, please indicate this on a separate sheet.  The Fellowship will be contingent upon acceptance to law school.)


Letters of Recommendation

Both letters of recommendation must be from faculty members that assess the nominee's intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study.  Letters should be emailed (preferred) to or mailed to Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

Please email your personal statement to  Application Deadline:  April 1, 2016.

Woodbury Application Schedule

April 1, 2016

Application Deadline

May 2016

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Last Updated: 11/18/15