Convention Grants & Scholarships
Convention Grants & Scholarships

Convention Grant Program

These grants are for one P.A.D. 2020 Convention Registration. Grants are not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. The total amount of the grant is $500. $300 will be automatically applied to cover the Convention registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 will be awarded via reimbursement to the recipient to cover travel costs.

If grants are not awarded or cannot be used for their intended purposes, the Foundation Trustees reserve the right to redirect the funds from the grants to support leadership, scholarship, and/or other educational opportunities to benefit the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and its members in a manner consistent with the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mandate.

AJ 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 in 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.

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AJ Villmer 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Yiwei Chen (Corliss Chapter), Erica Glenn (Murray Chapter), Cole Hodge (Sanford Chapter), Meagan Lemley (Wormser Chapter), Keeley Scott (Read Chapter)

 

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 an 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.

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Allan Jay Atlas 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Tiffany-Ashley Disney (Rasco Chapter), Emma Kooy (Rasco Chapter)

 

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 was 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).

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Jack Miller 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Recipients to be announced.

 

Fredrick J. Weitkamp Grant

Brother Fredrick J. Weitkamp (Ross Chapter) served as Executive Director of Phi Alpha Delta from 1952 to 1992. During this period of his service to the Fraternity, the number of chapters increased from 45 to 172, and total membership increased from 30,000 to 140,000. He organized and directed 21 international Conventions of the Fraternity. He and his son John F. Weitkamp (Ford Chapter) were partners in the law firm of Weitkamp & Weitkamp located in Granada Hills, CA for 30 years. He and Brother Matthew S. Rae are tied for the most consecutive PAD Conventions attended - 32 each. Fred bled purple and gold, and he was committed to bring scholarship, leadership and educational opportunities for his fellow P.A.D. brothers and sisters. Brother Weitkamp passed away in 2018, leaving behind an incomparable legacy in Phi Alpha Delta.

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Fredrick J. Weitkamp 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Emily Carnder (Sanford Chapter), Aubrey Maples (Watson, Jr. Chapter)

 

Alumni Convention Grants

These grants are for one P.A.D. 2020 Convention Registration (arrival August 5, 2020 and departure August 9, 2020). Grants are not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. The total amount of the grant is $500. $300 will be automatically applied to cover the Convention registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 will be awarded via reimbursement to the recipient to cover travel costs.

David Benamy Grant

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.

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David Benamy 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Holm Belsheim (Mitchell Chapter), Bobby Erickson (Sutin Chapter), Patrick Erickson (Willey Chapter), Laura Gage (Truman Chapter), Samantha Ivey (Butler & Minnesota Statewide Alumni Chapters), Donovan Justice (Sanford Chapter), Alicia Linzemeier (Mitchell Chapter), Tara McManamy (Read Chapter), Michell Meloche (J. Sullivan Chapter), Vanessa Silva (Goldwater & Arizona Statewide Alumni Chapters), Ted Thomas (Frankfurter & Boston Alumni Chapters)

 

Military Convention Grants

These grants are for one P.A.D. 2020 Convention Registration (arrival August 5, 2020 and departure August 9, 2020). Grants are not transferrable or otherwise redeemable. The total amount of the grant is $500. $300 will be automatically applied to cover the Convention registration fee. Upon confirmation of hotel or transportation booking, an additional $200 will be awarded via reimbursement to the recipient to cover travel costs.

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.

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J. Derek Hill 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Dale “Trey” Rickert (Sanford Chapter), David Turton (Sutin Chapter)

 

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.

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Rhonda Hill 2020 Grant Recipients

 

Kaylin Pelletier-Koenig (Madison Chapter)

 

Service Grants

Milgraum Family Service Grant

The grant is to honor unquestionable community service which is provided by First Responders and to show appreciation to those family members of First Responders who are also subject to the stressors felt by the unpredictability of the life of a First Responder.

This grant is in memory of Stanley Milgraum, a NYC police officer that attained the level of Sergeant. When he was assigned to work in the Legal Division of the NYPD, he realized that he was capable of doing more. He attended Fordham Law School as an evening student and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. Retiring shortly thereafter, he decided he was too old to start at the bottom and opened a general practice firm on Wall Street, handling court assigned criminal cases and pro bono cases amongst other things. This grant is established on the 25th anniversary of his passing.

The Milgraum Family is a true P.A.D. family: Glenn P. Milgraum (Touro Chapter), attained the position of International Associate Tribune (2008-2012); William F. Rothman (Brooklyn-Queens Alumni Chapter), attained the position of District Justice (Dist. XXI); and Robyn L. Rothman (Touro Chapter) is a recent graduate and active member.

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Milgraum Family 2020 Service Grant Recipients

Recipients to be announced.

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Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s preeminent law fraternity because of our dedication to service: service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.

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