Stanfield Law Scholarship

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 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.

Application Deadline

The application consists of two sections: 1) Experience & Narrative, and 2) Financial Records

Both sections must be completed and submitted before the deadline in order to be considered for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: May 19, 2022

Criteria for scholarship recipients include:

  • Enrollment in an accredited institution
  • Active relationship with Unitarian Universalism
  • Deep connection and commitment to justice work
  • Financial need

The recipient of each scholarship will be a person whom the committee believes will promote Unitarian Universalist values through their justice work in the larger world.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Deva Jones, Senior Associate for Volunteer Placements at

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303