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 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