The Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund was established in 1993, to honor the late Judge Robert A. Shuker, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Its primary purpose is to find and assist young people in obtaining an education that have few financial resources, but a burning desire to learn, achieve, and serve the public. Robert A. Shuker was an extraordinary lawyer, an outstanding judge, and a remarkable person. He was a man with an unmatched combination of courage, intellect, wisdom, and integrity. Although from an impoverished background, Judge Shuker believed in education, and that through education one could achieve any goal. Thus, he worked during his school years at many different jobs, and with scholarship assistance, ultimately achieved his aspirations first by becoming a lawyer and later a judge. Throughout his life, even in the most difficult times, he never lost his compassion for other human beings, his love of life, his distinctive wit, or his special sense of humor.


CONGRATS TO THE 2013 WINNERS:

Katherine M. Wright
Washington College of Law
American University
Nicole Rena Lee Lynn Goodman
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
Rosa Po
Yale Law School

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Mojoyin Onijala
Columbia University Law School Graduate, May 2009

The Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit charitable corporation. It is supported through the tax deductible contributions of individuals, corporations and law firms in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area





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