Barristers Academic Excellence Scholarship Awarded

4/24/2014  - 

The Law School has named the first winner of the Barristers Academic Excellence Scholarship: Brian Doyle-Wegner.

Doyle-Wegner, 28, currently a captain in the United States Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, will begin his legal studies at Capital this fall. He was selected from a competitive field based on his application credentials, a timed essay and an interview. The scholarship covers full tuition and is renewable annually (subject to a minimum G.P.A.).

Doyle-Wegner Award Recipient 

A native of Westerville, Ohio, Capt. Doyle-Wegner graduated from the Ohio State University in 2007 with a political science major and a history minor. He will soon complete 7 years of military service. In the Army he has led a 44-member fire support platoon and supervised the employment of Close Combat Aviation, Close Air Support, and indirect fire systems for an eight hundred-person infantry battalion. “Capt. Doyle-Wegner demonstrates the kind of exceptional achievement and leadership we seek in awarding this scholarship,” said Cassandra Jeter-Bailey, Capital’s director of admission, J.D. and Graduate Law Programs. “We expect that he will have a significant, positive impact at the law school and in the legal community.”

Capt. Doyle-Wegner plans to focus on estate planning for soldiers when he completes his law degree.

For information about other scholarship opportunities available to incoming students, go here.