Patiño Fellowship

The Tony Patiño Fellowship is a prestigious merit award created to support law students whose personal, educational and professional experiences exemplify leadership, character, academic success, good citizenship and initiative.

The Tony Patiño Fellowship was established by Francesca Turner in memory of her son Antenor Patiño, Jr., a law student who passed away on December 26, 1973. Tony believed deeply in helping his fellow students. The Tony Patiño Fellowship operates collaboratively at the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia Law School, and U.C. Hastings Law School in California.

Each year, one or two Fellows are selected from the incoming class of students. Financial need is not a consideration. Candidates are selected from a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds. Recipients receive a financial award of at least $10,000 per year for their law school education, and are invited to participate in Fellowship events, including quarterly dinners with faculty members.

The Fellowship Application is due in June each year. To learn more about the Fellowship, please click on the following links:

How to Apply

Get more information and download the application.

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What it means to be a Tony Patiño Fellow

Being a Tony Patiño Fellow provides Fellows financial assistance, a ready network of support  and an opportunity to engage with the law school community.

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What experience makes for a strong Fellowship application?

Applicants from all personal, educational and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship.

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Patiño FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Tony Patiño Fellowship.

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