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Judge Frank H. White Diversity Scholarship

The Judge Frank H. White Diversity Scholarship is the largest single annual scholarship ($2,500.00) given to a minority student at Stetson University College of Law. The scholarship was created in 2001 by the St Petersburg Bar Association and is funded through the generous donations of our members.

Judge Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Award for Community Service

The Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Award for Community Service was established by the St. Pete Bar in 2001. The award honors the contributions made to our community by Circuit Court Judge Thomas E. Penick. The award, which consists of $250.00 and an engraved plaque, is given to a graduating senior at Stetson University College of Law who exemplifies community service. The award, is presented during the Honors and Awards Ceremonies held annually during May and December.


Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Award

The St. Petersburg Bar Association awards the Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Award to a high school senior student attending a Pinellas County Public or Private or Home School program.Teen Court Scholarship

The Foundation Awards a $500 scholarship annually to an Outstanding Senior Teen Court Volunteer in the Juvenile Arbitration/Teen Court Program.  The essay contest winner is invited to and recognized at the annual St. Pete Bar Association and Foundation Annual Law Day Luncheon.

Joyce Ann Nelle Legal Assistant Scholarship

The Joyce Ann Nelle Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending the Legal Assistant Program at St. Petersburg College. This $1000 scholarship will recognize a deserving student with superior work ethic, personal morals and aspirations to advance professionalism in the legal assistant field, and who is active in helping to make our community a better place to live.  The essay contest winner is invited to and recognized at the annual St. Pete Bar Association and Foundation Annual Law Day Luncheon.

A Legacy of Courage, Vision, & Hope African Americans in the Legal Community in Pinellas County

This exhibit, a project of the Diversity Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, opened at the Florida Holocaust Museum on August 28, 2003.

The exhibit is designed to travel, and for the past several years it has been on exhibit at universities, museums and other venues through the state. It is the first exhibit of its kind in Florida. On 11/29/07 the exhibit reopened at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida and is now available for display at other venues. For more information contact the St. Pete Bar Foundation at 727-498-1864.

Enterprise Village at the Gus A. Stavros Institute

Created in 1989 by educators, community and business leaders, and the Pinellas County Education Foundation, Enterprise Village offers fifth grade students a hands-on free enterprise experience. The Village also includes a law office where a student "lawyer" counsels other "villagers." The law office provides a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to young people the important work that lawyers do.

Holidays in July: A Project of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation

Holidays in July provides underprivileged children the opportunity for a day of fun, presents, lunch and a visit from Santa.

Lawyers for Literacy

Assisted by volunteer lawyers, judges, and other professionals in our community, Lawyers for Literacy helpd struggling third-grade readers pass the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and build a foundation for future success.  They achieve this goal in two ways: offering private tutoring in vocabulary and reading; and providing a 25-book library to each participating child.

Community Law Program

Community Law Program, Inc. (CLP) is a non-profit corporation formed in 1990 by members of the St. Petersburg Bar Association concerned about the civil legal needs of low income residents of South Pinellas County, Florida.

Wills for Warriors

Wills For Warriors (Previously called Wills for the Greatest Generation) is a pro bono event of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, Community Law Program and  Stetson University College of Law.  Volunteer attorneys with the assistance of law students  provides basic wills, health care surrogates and living wills to impoverished veterans. This is the 4th year of the event and will be held on February 23rd this year.   We typically serve 20 Veterans in one day.  Because we have an overwhelming number of needy veterans this year, we are considering a second event in March.   We currently have 15 attorneys that have volunteered their time.

Address: PO Box 432, St. Petersburg FL 33731

Phone: (727) 498-1864

Email: info@stpetebarfoundation.org

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