John L. King           1909-1967

        John L. King
          1909-1967

John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund
Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary in 2018

On June 14, 1968, the John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Hollis G. Hartley, Russell Goodwin, Waldo Willhof, Stanley Mussell, Jr., and Florentino Garza, to honor the memory of San Bernardino attorney John Lewis King (who is profiled in the July-August 2014 issue of our bar bulletin). Attorney member Bruce Varner did most of the incorporation legal work. This nonprofit organization is the instrument by which needy and worthy law students from the Inland Empire receive scholarship grants on an annual basis. For nearly 50 years, the fund has awarded 103 scholarships (listed below) from its inception through 2017.  Several students have received two scholarships, over a two year period.

Each spring, a news release is sent to selected law schools in the State of California. The newsletter provides very simple rules for application. The Board of Directors usually selects the recipients from among the applicants by September of that year. The amount of the scholarship grants have varied from time to time; from $1,000.00 to $7,500.00 per grant.

The Board of Directors include longtime board members Thomas B. Ritchie, Robert L. Vines, Gary W. Smith, and Hon. Jeffrey King; and newer board members Justin King, William Shapiro, Michael Scafiddi and Michael Rasch, Jr. The current SBCBA President is an ad hoc member.

The San Bernardino County Bar Association has been most supportive of the work conducted by the John Lewis King Scholarship Fund. The scholarship(s) is normally awarded at the San Bernardino County Bar Association's Installation Dinner in October.

The 2018 Application for Scholarships will be published in March 2018.

  • 2017        Elda Rosales
  • 2017        Vincent Sbardella
  • 2016        Andrea Swanson
  • 2016        Alanna Reichle
  • 2015        Jessica Darling
  • 2015        Linda Guzman
  • 2014        Youmyla Fleming
  • 2014        Kevin King
  • 2007        Stephen Siringoringo
  • 2007        Justin King
  • 2006        Jamie Helen Whitelock
  • 2006        Lisa Sofio
  • 2006        Tracy M. (Gavrilov) Owens
  • 2005        Jonathan Lewis King
  • 2005        Nicholas Firetag
  • 2004        David Colella
  • 2004        Maria Isabel Cesanto
  • 2004        Meliah Thomas
  • 2003        Michael E. Vines
  • 2002        Bethany A Aseltine
  • 2002        Leah Larkin Dixon
  • 2001        Carmen D. Graham (Leehang)
  • 2001        Yvette  Martinez
  • 2000       Wendy Rochelle Ward
  • 2000       Jill Vines  Beckett
  • 2000       Kirsten C. Showler
  • 2000       Tara Kowalski
  • 1999        Shauna  Albright
  • 1999        Elizabeth  Bawden
  • 1998        * Shauna Albright
  • 1998        * Elizabeth  Bawden
  • 1997        Paula Ann  Clarkson
  • 1996        Paula Ann  Clarkson
  • 1996        *Neil B. Shouse
  • 1996        *Christopher M.  Alexander
  • 1995        *Neil B. Shouse
  • 1995        Charles J.  Wilson
  • 1995        James C. Rutten
  • 1995        * Christopher M. Alexander
  • 1994        David Jay Hesseltine
  • 1993        Darin Everett Brawley
  • 1993        James P. Morris
  • 1993        Sharon L. Carey-Stronck
  • 1993        Omar Sandoval
  • 1992        Stephen Robert Holden
  • 1992        Rachelle Anne Younger
  • 1991        Holly A. Stuck
  • 1991        Denise Rupard
  • 1990       Julie Rozanne Krohne
  • 1990       Tim W. Brown
  • 1990       Myrle Petty

    * Awarded twice
  • 1989       Edward E. Simons
  • 1989       Timothy P. Prince
  • 1989       Thomas D. Skowronek
  • 1988       David A. Prentice
  • 1988       Kathleen N. Rager
  • 1987       James N. Cover
  • 1987       Christopher Dodson
  • 1987       * Kathy Lynn Hibbs
  • 1987       Russell R. Arens
  • 1986       Russell R. Arens
  • 1986       Mark Kindall
  • 1986       * Kathy Lynn Hibbs
  • 1985       Gregory L. Zumbrunn
  • 1985       Catherine M. Brame
  • 1984       Karen Glick
  • 1984       James R. Selth
  • 1983       * Lori E. Huff
  • 1983       Olga Gonzales
  • 1983       Anthony R. Gordon
  • 1982       * Lori E. Huff
  • 1982       Scott Thomas Tropio
  • 1982       Scott Steven Slater
  • 1982       Alan J. Amico
  • 1981        Lou Ann Merritt-McLean
  • 1981        David L. Edwards
  • 1980       Kevin W. McGurty
  • 1980       Michael Krahelski
  • 1980       Claralou LaBarge
  • 1979       William B. Bennett
  • 1979       Timothy Young
  • 1978       Robert P. Fahrendorf
  • 1978       Jesse P. Martinez
  • 1977       Gary W. Smith
  • 1977       William D. Pettersen
  • 1977        * Kim Cheatum
  • 1976        * Patrick B. Nolan
  • 1976        * Kim Cheatum
  • 1975        * Kevin R. Culhane
  • 1975        * Patrick B. Nolan
  • 1974        * Kevin R. Culhane
  • 1974       John R. Budnik
  • 1973       Benjamin Y. Gonzales
  • 1973       James W. Sweeney
  • 1972       Mark A. Ostoich
  • 1972       Alfred R. Palazzo
  • 1971        Lawrence Mortorff
  • 1971        Mary E. Fuller
  • 1970       Moses R. Luna
  • 1970       William M.  Wardlaw
  • 1969       Carl S.  Blick
  • 1968       Elliott Lisnek