Grants & Applications

CONVENTION GRANTS

Many of the Phi Alpha Delta International Foundation's grants and scholarships currently fund the attendance of brothers and sisters to P.A.D.'s Biennial Convention. Thank you to the Foundation and to all our brothers & sisters who have contributed. These grants provide an opportunity, to current law students and recent law student graduates, to experience the benefits of Convention attendance; including networking, leadership development, continued legal education, and more.

Click here for more information about Convention, which will be held in Lexington, KY in 2018.

Various general service, academic, and merit scholarship information will be announced by the end of 2017.


LAW STUDENT CONVENTION GRANTS

These grants are for one Convention Registration based on double occupancy (arrival August 8, 2018 and departure August 12, 2018) is not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. $300 will be applied to the registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 may be awarded to the recipient to cover travel costs.

All law student grant applications must be submitted by November 30, 2017 to Emily Baranoski at emily@pad.org.


A.J VILLMER GRANT

Sister Amanda “AJ” Villmer was dedicated to Phi Alpha Delta. She began in P.A.D. as a Pre-Law Member at 
Florida State University and was later initiated into Mentschikoff Chapter at St. Thomas University School of Law 1999. She served P.A.D. with pride and passion as a chapter officer, then as District Justice, and became a mentor and friend to hundreds of law students. AJ passed away at the young age of 34 in 2011. She will be missed, but her legacy not forgotten.


ALLAN JAY ATLAS GRANT

Brother Allan Jay Atlas was a dedicated member of Rasco Chapter. He served as the Chapter Justice and later as District Justice in Florida. He attended 14 consecutive Conventions, starting in 1978 as a delegate for Rasco Chapter, then as DJ, and then as n alumni chapter representative. He last attended Convention in 2004 in Los Angeles. Brother Allan carved out a niche as the closer of nominations at the International Officer elections at Convention. He will be remembered by his brothers and sisters in Phi Alpha Delta, who knew and worked with him, and knew of his love and abiding faith in our Fraternity.



JACK MILLER GRANT

Brother Jack Miller was dedicated to Phi Alpha Delta. He was initiated into Benton Chapter at University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School on March 10, 1976. He served P.A.D. with pride and passion as International Justice and later welcomed into the Distinguished Service Chapter. Brother Miller passed away on September 2, 2015. Jack will be missed, but his legacy not forgotten. Jack is survived by his loving wife Beverly, daughter Lindsey (Jay Chapter) and son Eric (Morgan Chapter).






ALUMNI GRANTS

These grants are for one Convention Registration based on double occupancy (arrival August 8, 2018 and departure August 12, 2018) is not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. $300 will be applied to the registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 may be awarded to the recipient to cover travel costs.

DAVID A. BENAMY GRANT

This grant is available only to law school graduates who are not more than 4 years past graduation. All Benamy Grant applications must be submitted by September 30, 2017 to Emily Baranoski at emily@pad.org.

Brother David Benamy was a dedicated P.A.D. His attendance at Conventions since 1988 (when he joined P.A.D. at Yeshiva University in New York City), service as a District XXI Justice, Alumni Chapter Justice and Marshal and, most recently, Clerk of the New Jersey Statewide Alumni Chapter, are merely a few examples of his support, passion and dedication for his Fraternity. His influence in the Fraternity for the past 25 years will be remembered. He is missed.





MILITARY GRANTS

These grants are for one Convention Registration based on double occupancy (arrival August 8, 2018 and departure August 12, 2018) is not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. $300 will be applied to the registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 may be awarded to the recipient to cover travel costs.

All military grant applications must be submitted by November 30, 2017 to Emily Baranoski at emily@pad.org.


BRIGADIER GENERAL J. DEREK HILL GRANT

This grant has been established in honor of retired Brigadier General J. Derek Hill. General Hill has over 29 years of military service to our nation and is a long serving member of P.A.D. for over 35 years. His last military assignment was the Deputy Adjutant General, Air, for the Iowa National Guard. Prior to that assignment, Derek was the Director of Emergency Management for the State of Iowa and the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor. In P.A.D., Derek has served as a chapter officer of Hull Chapter, District Justice, International Associate Tribune, International Secretary, and International Justice. He has received P.A.D.’s Meritorious Service Award and is a member of the Distinguished Service Chapter. Derek is married to fellow P.A.D. Rhonda Hill. They currently reside on Desert Mountain in Arizona.


RHONDA HILL MILITARY SPOUSE GRANT

This grant has been established in honor of Rhonda Hill. Rhonda’s involvement in P.A.D. began as a law student in 1980 when she joined P.A.D.’s Chester C. Cole Chapter where she served as its Justice. Rhonda’s P.A.D. experience includes service as a District Justice for two different Districts, a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, and membership in the Distinguished Service Chapter. In 2008, Rhonda was elected International Justice and was again honored to be elected International Justice in 2010. She is the only woman to have served two terms as International Justice and is the only person since the 1950’s to serve concurrent terms as International Justice. Rhonda is married to fellow P.A.D. J. Derek Hill. They currently reside on Desert Mountain in Arizona.