The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying in the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind." The deadline for the completed application (Word, 8 pages; preferred format) (PDF) is February 15 (Application Checklist).
Criteria for recipients include an active relationship with Unitarian Universalism, financial need, and enrollment in an accredited institution. The recipient of each scholarship will be a person whom the committee believes will promote Unitarian Universalist values in the larger world.
Scholarships are awarded for one year; however students may reapply each year if they wish to continue receiving financial assistance.
Scholarship winners are notified in May for the academic year that begins the following September.
Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship
The Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship was established by Marion Barr Stanfield in memory of her husband.
The Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship is available to Unitarian Universalist students entering or attending law school at the graduate level. Pre-law or political science majors are not eligible. The amount and number of scholarships awarded may vary each year.
Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship
The Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship is for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture. Performing arts majors are not eligible.
Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarship
The Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarship is funded by a trust set up by the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans. Eligibility requirements for this scholarship are the same as those for the Stanfield Art Scholarship. Art applicants for the Stanfield and D'Orlando scholarships are considered together.